Dr. Agley is an Associate Professor of Applied Health Science at the Indiana University - Bloomington School of Public Health. His research focuses on substance use prevention and intervention, pharmacy- and community-based harm reduction, continuing medical and professional education using the ECHO model, methodological improvements for behavioral research, and meta-science (e.g., trust in science, trustworthiness). Dr. Agley earned a BA in English Literature (minor in Medieval Studies) in the College of Arts and Sciences, along with an MPH in Public Health and a PhD in Health Behavior (minor in Philosophy) in the School of Public Health, each at Indiana University. He joined AAHB in 2017 and has served as a mentor through the Research Mentors Scholarship Program.
Megan S. Patterson, PhD, MPH, (Meg) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on how social connections, positions, and networks impact the health and well-being of individuals and communities. As such, most of her research uses social network analysis (SNA) as a methodology and theoretical framework to determine the importance of social networks and social network properties relative to health and behavioral outcomes. Meg received her BA in Psychology and MPH in Community Health from Baylor University, and earned her PhD in Health Education from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Anna E. Price is a Professor of Public Health in the Master of Public Health program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Dr. Price’s research focuses on environment and policy supports for active living and healthy eating in economically disadvantaged communities. Dr. Price earned her B.S. in Exercise Science from Furman University (2004), her M.S. in Health Education and Behavior from the University of Florida (2006) and her Ph.D in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina (2009). She is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES). Dr. Price has been an AAHB full member since 2012. She has served as the 2015 AAHB Research Review Chair, the 2016 Conference Planning Committee Chair, a Member Delegate, and Resource Development Council Chair.
Dr. Thompson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Thompson has published over 90 peer-reviewed publications, and has published in high-impact journals such as, American Journal of Public Health, JAMA Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Women’s Health Issues. She has received grant funding from the Office on Women’s Health, National Institutes of Health, and several community-based organizations. Her research is focused on three key areas: human papillomavirus (HPV) prevention, community-engaged women and children’s health, and health equity. Specifically, Dr. Thompson is interested in understanding the social, community, and policy factors impacting HPV vaccination uptake, as well as changes in HPV prevention guidelines and how these guidelines are implemented into practice. Moreover, Dr. Thompson’s community-engaged research has included projects related to the social determinants of health, such as housing instability, early childhood education, victimization, and access to healthcare. Dr. Thompson is also a Co-Investigator on several NIH-funded initiatives related to health equity, including the National Research Mentoring Network, the Texas Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 (CEAL) Consortium, and the AIM-AHEAD Consortium. Moreover, in recognition of Dr. Thompson’s research endeavors, she has received the Judy K Black Award from the Academy in 2020 and the inaugural HOPE Award from the Center for Transforming Lives for her community-based research.