Join the Academy
There are three categories of membership, each with different qualifications.
Full Member - Open to persons who (i) provide evidence of scientific training beyond the undergraduate level; and (ii) have at least 10 refereed, data-based papers (quantitative or qualitative) published in national or international journals that regularly report the findings of original health behavior, health education, or health promotion research. Manuscripts can include publications that are online ahead of print, such that the article has been accepted for publication and is available online, accessible in PubMed, or indexed with a DOI, etc.
Affiliate Member - Open to new professionals and doctoral students currently enrolled in a college or university who display potential for success as a researcher. The intent of the Affiliate membership is to provide beginning researchers an opportunity to become involved with The Academy as he or she works toward fulfilling the requirements for membership as a Full Member.
Applicants must (i) hold or be working toward a doctoral degree, (ii) demonstrate evidence of scientific training beyond the undergraduate level, and (iii) have at least two refereed data-based papers (quantitative or qualitative) published in national or international journals that regularly report findings of original health behavior, health education, or health promotion research. Manuscripts can include publications that are online ahead of print, such that the article has been accepted for publication and is available online, accessible in PubMed, or indexed with a DOI, etc.
Student Member is a status for doctoral students interested in Health Behavior Research who wish to become involved in the Academy. Student members receive a reduced annual membership dues ($75) and annual meeting registration at 1/2 regular cost. Student members cannot hold office in the Academy. Student membership is limited to a maximum of 7 years.
Student Members are required to submit a letter from their current Department as a part of the application process. The letter should include the name of the school, department, degree, date of enrollment and signed by the Department Chair or other Faculty Member in the Department. Send required letter to: Membership Chair, Dr. Julie Croff: firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com
Fellows Application under Members Only Section of the website.
If you are interested in the emeritus status, please contact
Joanne Sommers firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Recruitment Incentive
AAHB currently offers the AAHB member who refers and the new Affiliate or Full member a $25 membership dues discount. Referral name on member application.
"AAHB has been a most hospitable organization (and Annual Meeting) for grappling with the intersection of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence"
Lawrence W. Green, DrPH., DrSc(Hon)
AAHB Fellow, 2001 Research Laureate,
2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Membership Dues - Renewal Dec. 1
Student Membership Dues - $75
* If interested in multiple year membership dues renewal, send an email with renewal type to email@example.com
No refunds on membership payments.
How to Join - NEW Member Application
To become a new member of AAHB, you must complete an online application.
To complete your application, you will need to provide complete reference information about your 2 (for Affiliate) or 10 (for Full) data-based publications.
Applicants should screen their journal list to ensure that predatory journals (as defined by Yale:
http://guides.library.yale.edu/c.php?g=296124&p=1973764), are not present on the list of manuscripts submitted to the council for review.
Steps to ensure credibility of journals: https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2017/11/08/continuing-steps-to-ensuring-credibility-of-nih-research-selecting-journals-with-credible-practices/
You will be contacted by email once your application has been processed and approved. Upon receipt of notification, you will have 60 days to submit your membership dues.
Affiliate Members: Ready to Advance to Full or Student Members Ready to Advance to Affiliate?
If you are currently an Affiliate Member or Student Member who is ready to advance (review membership qualifications to the left), please forward full citations of your 10 (Full) or 2 (Affiliate) data-based publications to:
Chair of the AAHB Membership Council
Your request to advance will be reviewed
within 14 days of submission.