The American Academy of Health Behavior

2016 Conference Overview


Sunday, February 21, 2016    

11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Heritage DE Foyer

Meeting Registration

Thank You Corporate Sponsors!

  • GOJO Healthcare 
  • Nationwide Children's Center for Research and Policy
Thank You In-Kind Sponsors!  
  • University of North Florida
  • Texas A & M School of Public Health, Health Science Center

12:30 pm-3:30 pm
Tournament Hall A    

Pre-conference Workshop (registration required - limit 30)

Pre-Conference Optional Professional Development Workshop

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – An experiential workshop that combines participant mindfulness based practices with didactic learning about the application of Mindfulness Based programs for behavior change interventions 

Diane Abatemarco, PhD, MSW and Meghan Gannon, MSPH

Nemours Children's Health System

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Heritage Ballroom

Welcome Address, Presentation of New AAHB Fellows, Membership Milestones & New Members.

Jeff Hallam, PhD, AAHB President and

Jay Maddock, PhD, AAHB President-Elect

2016 Hallam Welcome Address PPT 21416.pdf

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Heritage Ballroom    

2016 Research Laureate Award Winner

Introduction of 2015 Research Laureate 

Presented by Gary L. Kreps, PhD, FAAHB, 2015 Recipient

2016 AAHB Research Laureate Presentation
Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH, FAAHB, 2016 Recipient

6:00pm – 7:30pm
Tournament Hall B

Opening Reception & Poster Session 

Thank You Welcome Address and Social Sponsor:   

Texas A & M University - School of Public Health - Health Science Center                                              

(light Hors d' oeuvres, 1 free drink per person and cash bar; guest tickets available).

Monday, February 22, 2016


Thank You Monday General Session Co-Sponsors: 

  • Baylor University
  • Indiana University School of Public Health 
  • Sacred Heart University
Tournament Hall B

Un-Plug Events: 
Option 1:  Functional Fitness and Mobility with Katie Heinrich, Ph.D.  (FREE, but limited to 20 - registration required) - PAR-Q form needed.

Option 2:  Ponte Vedra morning walk (led by University of North Florida students)  Registration Required - PAR-Q form needed.
Time/Location for meeting for the walk TBA
8:00am - 5:00pm
Heritage DE Foyer

7:30am – 8:30am

Tournament Hall A

Breakfast and Roundtables (breakfast is included in registration)

New Members, attendees, and students are encouraged to join a roundtable and meet senior Academy members.

8:30 am – 9:15am
Heritage Ballroom

Introduction to Speakers
Dr. Elbert Glover, Ph.D.
Future Trends in Health Behavior Research
Jay E. Maddock, PhD, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Future of HBR (Maddock).pdf
 9:15am-9:45am Heritage Ballroom

Team Science:  Strategies for Success

Kara L. Hall, PhD, National Cancer Institute – Behavioral Research Program


 9:45am-10:15am Heritage Ballroom  

The Future of Youth Physical Activity Research: Tea Leaves and Crystal Balls

James F. Sallis, PhD -  University of California, San Diego

Sallis AAHB Future of Youth RFileS_PA 02-16.pptx.pdf

10:15am – 10:30am Heritage Foyer

Thank You Break Sponsor and Sponsorship of Student Registrations:  
Kansas State University - Department of Kinesiology

10:30am – 11:00am
Heritage Ballroom

Podium Presentations – New Feature!

A Test of the Anger Activism Model: truth® campaign advertising-induced anger, self-efficacy, and message-related cognitions

Vinu Ilakkuvan, MSPH, George Washington University

AAHB Anger Activism_2.6.16_no appendix.pdf

11:00am - 11:30 am Heritage Ballroom  

Sexual violence among college students: Advancing knowledge through longitudinal designs

Martie Thompson, Ph.D, Clemson University

Martie_Thompson _2_7_16.pdf

Heritage Ballroom

  Panel Discussion
  Moderator: Elbert Glover, Ph.D    
12:45pm – 2:15pm
Heritage Ballroom

AAHB Professional Development Luncheon

Thank You AAHB Fellows for your support of the PDMC Luncheons!

(registration is required-free to 1st 25 students and members;

$45 for non-members & those over the 1st 25 registrants)

Strategies and Tips for Writing Manuscripts and Publishing in Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Journals

Presenter:   Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, FAAHB
The University of Georgia

3:00pm – 4:45pm
Heritage Ballroom

Using the Past to Propel the Future: Perspectives from Past AAHB Presidents

Sponsor:  Stony Brook Medicine – Program in Public Health

Jeff Hallam, PhD, (AAHB President) Kent State University and

Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB, (AAHB President-Elect) Texas A & M University

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Stadium Room    (lobby level)

Past Presidents’ Meeting - Invitation for all Past Presidents

Leader, Jeff Hallam, PhD,  AAHB President

Tournament Hall A

Social Reception – Invitation only for NEW AAHB Members, Fellows, and Mentorship Program Participants

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Tournament Hall B

Poster Session & Social    

Thank You Single Session Poster Sponsor:  Truth Initiative                                                              

(Light hors d'oeuvres, 1 free drink per person and cash bar;                      guest tickets available).

Tuesday, February. 23, 2016

  Thank You - Tuesday General Session Co-Sponsor:  
Case Western Reserve University -
Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
Tournament Hall B
 Un-Plug Events:  

Option 1:  Mindfulness Meditation Session with Diane J. Abatemarco, PhD

Option 2:  Ponte Vedra morning walk (led by University of North Florida students)  Time/Location for walk TBA

Registration for Unplug Events Required.  PAR-Q for Walk needed.

8:00am - 5:00pm
Heritage DE Foyer


7:30am – 8:30am
Tournament Hall A

Breakfast and Roundtables (breakfast is included in registration)

8:30am – 8:45am 

Heritage Ballroom

Introduction to Speakers

Dennis Thombs, Ph.D, University of North Texas

2016 Tuesday Speaker Slides.pdf

8:45am – 9:15am
Heritage Ballroom

Communication with communities about response to and resilience for collective risks and disasters

Deborah C. Glik, ScD, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Glik_riskcommunicationRevised .pdf

9:15am-9:45am Heritage Ballroom

Developing multinational collaborations to promote sustainable health: Lessons Learned from Research, Policy and Practice 

Rebecca E. Lee, PhD, Arizona State University

LEE_AAHB Multinational Collaboration 2016 RELee.pdf

9:45am-10:15am Heritage Ballroom  

Developing innovations in health behavior through an Interactive Systems Framework

Whitney Garney, Ph.D, Texas A&M University

GARNEY_ISF Presentation_For AAHB.pdf

Heritage Foyer 
 10:30am - 11:00am Heritage Ballroom Health behavior science and global public health:  Transnational research collaborations to address non-communicable diseases

James F. Thrasher, PhD

University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health

ThrasherGlobal NCDsHealth Behavior2016.pdf

Heritage Ballroom
Podium Presentations – New Feature

Impacts of medical marijuana policies on initiation of marijuana use: Evidence from national longitudinal surveys of youth 1997

Yuyan Shi, Ph.D,  Health Policy and Health Economics,   University of California, San Diego

AAHB 2016 - Yuyan Shi.pdf

Heritage Ballroom
Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Dennis Thombs

Kaplan FREE book download info.pptx

12:45pm – 2:15pm

Heritage Ballroom

AAHB Professional Development Luncheon 

Registration is required-free to 1st 25 students and members;

$45 for non-members & those over the 1st 25 registrants)

Thank You AAHB Fellows for your support of the PDMC Luncheons!

The Importance of Mentoring: Lessons Learned from the

AAHB Research Scholars Program

Lorraine R. Reitzel, PhD, FAAHB, University of Houston

Mary Steinhardt, EdD, LPC, University of Texas at Austin

4:00pm – 5:15pm

Heritage Ballroom

State of the Academy - Open Meeting 

(all members are invited and encouraged to attend).

Jeff Hallam, PhD, Kent State University

Heritage Ballroom

Inauguration of the Incoming AAHB President

Jeff Hallam, Ph.D., 2015—2016 AAHB President

AAHB Presidential Address

Jay Maddock, PhD, 2016—2017 AAHB President


6:00pm – 7:30pm

Tournament Hall B

Social & Poster Session   

Thank You Poster Session Co-Sponsor - 

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  (Light hors d'oeuvres, 1 free drink per person and cash bar;                              guest tickets available).

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Welcome to the Day.pdf

7:30am – 9:00am

Heritage Ballroom

Awards Breakfast

(breakfast is included in the registration)

Outstanding Poster Awards, Research Scholars,  

Judy K Black Award, and Mentorship Award Presented

Moderated by: Matthew Smith, PhD, FAAHB

9:00am - 11:00am
Heritage Ballroom

Conference Wrap-Up & Future Directions for Health Behavior

The Drift, Drag and Drive of Our History in

Health Behavior Research

AAHB Closing Keynote_2016_Participant.pptx

Lawrence W. Green, DrPH, DSc (Hon)

University of California, San Francisco

AAHB Fellow, Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Introduced by:  Lara McKenzie, PhD
Nationwide Children's Hospital 

11:00 am

Meeting Adjournment


17th Annual AAHB Scientific Meeting
March 19-22, 2017
Tucson, Arizona 

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