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How to Become an AAHB Fellow

Fellow status is a special membership category granted to qualifying Full Members in recognition of significant contributions to the field of health behavior research and demonstrated involvement in AAHB.

Eligibility

Applicants must fulfill all criteria in Part A and at least one criteria in Part B.

Part A

  1. Five years of continuous membership as an AAHB Full Member
  2. Authorship or co-authorship of at least 50 research publications* which must be:
    • In-print or "online ahead of print" (manuscripts in press or accepted are not eligible for consideration)
    • Data-based (literature reviews, conceptual articles, policy manuscripts, or program descriptions without data are not accepted)
    • Published in National or International journals (state or regional journals are not eligible)
  3. Evidence of service to or demonstrated involvement in AAHB, which must include:
  • Having given an oral or poster presentation in person at a minimum of 3 AAHB annual conferences, and
  • Service to or demonstrated involvement in AAHB through one or more of the following: holding an elected office; service on a committee, council, or task force; service on the current or prior journal in an editorial role or as an ad-hoc reviewer; program abstract reviewer; and/or other service or involvement not otherwise specified.

*Applicants should screen their journal list to ensure that predatory journals (as defined by Yale), are not present.

Part B

  1. Presentation of at least 75 scientific papers at national or international professional meetings, or
  2. Receipt of at least $1.5 million (or U.S. dollar equivalents) in external research grants as a Principal Investigator PI) or Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI), or
  3. Receipt of at least 25 external research grants as a PI or Co-PI, or
  4. Significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in health behavior, health education, or health promotion through research conducted and disseminated of such magnitude as to equal any of the other above.

Application process

Please submit materials via a CV, with the credentials you wish to be considered highlighted therein for ease of review. Please include a very brief cover letter that delineates your qualifications relative to the stated requirements. Email your complete application packet to Dr. Adam Barry for consideration by the Membership Council

The application deadline for the Fellows Class is December 31 of each year.

Recognition and FAAHB designation

Each year, new Fellows will be recognized at the Annual Scientific Meeting.

Fellow Members are entitled to use the designation of FAAHB if they are active, dues-paying, members.

Note on 2020 Updates to Fellows Eligibility

As voted on and approved by the AAHB Board of Directors on November 19, 2019, the following changes were added to the criteria for Fellow status. Changes took effect on January 1, 2020.

  1. Five years of continuous membership as an AAHB Full Member (previously 3 years)
  2. Evidence of service to or demonstrated involvement in AAHB, which must include: (previously no service criteria)
  • Having given an oral or poster presentation in person at a minimum of 3 AAHB annual conferences, and
  • Service to or demonstrated involvement in AAHB through one or more of the following: holding an elected office; service on a committee, council, or task force; service on the current or prior journal in an editorial role or as an ad-hoc reviewer; program abstract reviewer; and/or other service or involvement not otherwise specified.

Fellow profiles by year

All Fellows are also listed in the Fellows Directory.

Please note that some class pages are missing because these were developed from 2011 onward.

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