The American Academy of Health Behavior
Academy Fellows

New Fellows by Year:  

Each year, new Fellows will be recognized during the Annual Meeting.  The 2018 Fellows will be recognized during the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting.

The application Deadline for the Fellows Class is DECEMBER 31 of each year.

Fellow Members are entitled to use the designation of FAAHB after their degrees if they are active members.
    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. 

    1. Three 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)
    • Applicants should screen their journal list to ensure that predatory journals (as defined by Yale:, are not present on the list of manuscripts submitted to the council for review.
         In addition, the applicant must meet at least one of the following criteria:
    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 categories above.

    Please email a Word document including application materials described below to:

    Dr. Lorraine Reitzel, Chair of the AAHB Membership Council - Email:

    • A numbered listing of the 50 data-based publications you wish to have considered for review. Remember that these need to be published (or at least available online ahead of print for review). You should also include several extra publications in case of questions.
    • Documentation for the other review criterion you wish to be considered under (ie., 75+ scientific presentations at national or international meetings; 25 External research grants as Principal Investigator or Co-principal investigator; Grants of at least $1.5 million as a Principal Investigator or Co-principal Investigator).
    Joanne Sommers, M.Ed.,CHES
    Executive Director 
    Phone: (419) 760-6020

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