The American Academy of Health Behavior

Professional Development & Mentoring Luncheons

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The Professional Development and Mentoring Council will offer lunch-time sessions on both Monday and Tuesday.

Topics vary year to year, but are intended to support the professional development of AAHB members and graduate students. 

FREE Lunches to the 1st 25 AAHB Members and Students (1st come, 1st serve - must show conference badge)

If you receive a FREE Lunch, be sure to thank the AAHB Fellows for their generous support!

Non-AAHB members or members/students after the 1st 25 have the option to purchase a lunch for $50 or bring your own lunch! If purchasing a lunch, please email jsommer@bgsu.edu at least 2 weeks before meeting. (resort request for food prep)

All conference participants are invited to attend the professional development and mentoring sessions (FREE)


Monday, March 9, 2020 - 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Professional Development Luncheon #1

Presenter:   Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, FAAHB

Title:  Keys to Quality Mentorship and Productive Collaborations: Lessons Learned from AAHB Scholars

This interactive session will provide attendees with tips and strategies essential to form strong and productive mentor/mentee relationships and collaborations.  

The session will begin with brief presentations from the current AAHB Research Scholars Mentorship Program (RSMP) cohort to highlight their efforts over the past year. Then, a panel discussion will be facilitated to enable mentor/mentee pairs to share lessons learned and address questions from the audience. Past RSMP cohorts and those interested in being part of the 2020 RSMP are encouraged to attend. 

Monday's PDMC Luncheon Sponsor:  AAHB Fellows


Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Professional Development Luncheon #2

Presenter:  Matthew E. Rossheim, PhD

"Managing and Analyzing Secondary Data with STATA"



This professional development session is designed for graduate students and researchers who have yet to use secondary data.  

Description:  This workshop is designed to give participants an introduction to using Stata for secondary data analysis. This PDMC presentation will include information on merging and appending data, cleaning and recoding variables, and conducting basic descriptive, bivariate, and multivariable analyses, as well as creating graphs.

Tuesday's PDMC Luncheon Sponsor:  Stata

Sign up for the Luncheon and/or Optional workshop with your conference registration or email jsommer@bgsu.edu to sign up!

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