President Elect - Dr. Annie Nguyen
Statement from President-Elect Candidate: Annie Lu Nguyen, PhD, MPH
It would be a great honor to serve as the President of AAHB. If entrusted with this role, I promise to lead with equanimity, with active listening, with honest and transparent communication, and with commitment to the growth, success, enhanced visibility, and long-term sustainability of this organization. Thank you for your consideration and support.
Secretary: Dr. Idethia (Shevon) Harvey
Statement from Secretary: Idethia Shevon Harvey, DrPH, FGSA
My name is Idethia Shevon Harvey, DrPH, FGSA. I am an Associate Professor in the Division of Health Education in the Department of Health and Kinesiology and Director of the Transdisciplinary Center for Health Equity Research at Texas A&M University. I am honored to be nominated for the Secretary position for AAHB.
I first attended AAHB as part of the inaugural Research Scholars Mentorship Scholar Program in March 2009. While attending AAHB, I immediately became involved and became engaged in the Professional Development Council and Diversity and Equity Council.
I am seeking to fill the secretary's open board position because I feel like I have the necessary experience and skills to serve in this role. Specifically, I have served in leadership positions within other professional organizations: American Public Health Association (Program Planner Chair, Community-based Public Health Caucus, and Aging and Public Health) and Gerontological Society of America (Secretary, Task Force on Interest Groups). Currently, I am the Associate Editor for the Journal of Ethnicity and Health and an Editorial Board Member for the Women, Gender, and Families of Color.
I have also served as a principal investigator, co-principal investigator, and co-investigator on federal and state grants research and national foundations totaling over 2 million dollars and have authored more than 40 peer-reviewed research articles and 100 international and national research presentations. Because of these combined research and service experiences, I feel that I am well qualified to serve as an AAHB board member in the role of secretary.
Member Delegate Dr. Philip Massey
Candidate Statement: Philip Massey, PhD, MPH
My name is Philip Massey and I am running to be your member-delegate. From my first experiences with AAHB in 2014 when I attended the annual conference in Charleston, SC, to my most recent service as Research Review Chair for the 2020 conference, I have been delighted to be part of a scientific community that values scholarship, progress, and collegiality.
As an associate professor at the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health, I greatly value an organization that is open and willing to include members and their ideas and I found this to be the case with AAHB. I had the opportunity early in my AAHB involvement to help shape conference programming – in 2015 I was a member of the conference planning committee that focused on Digital Media and Behavior Change. As my research focuses on the application of online data and social media strategies to strengthen public health surveillance, intervention, and evaluation, I was thrilled to be a part of the 2015 conference planning, and more recently the 2020 conference planning.
In addition to helping shape conference programming, I have served on the Member Development Council since 2018 and as the Research Review Chair for the 2020 annual conference that was scheduled to take place in Napa, CA (thanks, 2020!). Those whom I have not yet met face-to-face may recognize my name from the many emails related to the 2020 abstract submissions and reviews – thank you to everyone who contributed to our collective scholarship and I look forward to the next time we can share this in person.
My experiences with AAHB, from attending to planning conferences and related Academy activities, will allow me to serve effectively as your member-delegate. I have both benefited from and contributed to the Academy, including being exposed to top-notch scholarship as well as developing collaborations with new colleagues and friends. Thank you for your consideration to elect me as member-delegate.