AAHB

Past Presidents

Click on a quote to read more about each Past President's experience in AAHB

Elbert D. Glover, PhD, FASHA, FAAHB, FRIPH

(1997-2002)

"The AAHB is an excellent venue for meeting quality researchers."

Chudley E. Werch, PhD

(2002-2003)

"I'm not one to predict the future, but with sound leadership, and dedicated members, the future is bright."

Robert J. McDermott, PhD, FAAHB

(2003-2004)

"Pay attention to family members and others you love and never let your work be the ultimate driving force in your life – achieving balance in life will be true excellence."

Mohammad R. Torabi, PhD, FAAHB

(2004-2005)

"Do not be afraid of rejection and failure. Learn from them and move on."

David R. Black, PhD, FAAHB

(2005-2006)

"Learn and have the courage to think outside the box."

Bruce Simmons-Morton, EdD, FAAHB

(2006-2007)

"Given its small size and research focus, the AAHB provides a great venue for professional development."

Steve Y. Sussman, PhD, FAAHB

(2007-2008)

"Be good at working with people, be good in methods, be good substantively, be persistent but flexible; follow your research desires and meld them at least in part with what is realistic; be hopeful; enjoy your work."

Molly T. Laflin, PhD

(2008-2009)

Dennis L. Thombs, PhD

(2009-2010)

"Persevere, do not be discouraged, and ask for help."

David W. Seal, PhD, FAAHB

(2010-2011)

"Stay focused on your career goals. But make sure they are your career goals."

Elaine A. Borawski, PhD, FAAHB

(2011-2012)

R. Scott Olds, HSD

(2012-2013)

"Be involved, take you work seriously but not yourself; and keep an open mind about always being willing to learn."

Rita Debate, PhD, FAAHB

(2013-2014)

Dong-Chul Seo, PhD, FAAHB

(2014-2015)

"Take advantage of the AAHB mentoring program in which you can connect with outstanding researchers."

Jeffrey S. Hallam, PhD, CHES

(2015-2016)

Jay Maddock, Ph.D., FAAHB

(2016-2017)

"Find your passion and research what interests you. If you are curious and excited about what you do, the research questions come easily."

M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, PhD, MCHES, FAAHB

(2017-2018)

Mark B. Reed, PhD

(2018-2019)

"Stay true to your passions. Ask for help, offer help. Seek many different kinds of mentors and collaborators. Above all else, be kind."

Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, FAAHB

(2019-2020)

E. Lisako McKyer, PhD, FAAHB

(2020-2021)

Katie Heinrich, PhD, FAAHB

(2021-2022)

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