The American Academy of Health Behavior


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Joining AAHB

Membership Qualifications

There are three categories of membership, each with different qualifications.

     Full MemberOpen to persons who (i) provide evidence of scientific training beyond the undergraduate level; and (ii) have at least 10 refereed, data-based papers (quantitative or qualitative) published in national or international journals that regularly report the findings of original health behavior, health education, or health promotion research.  Manuscripts "in press" or "accepted" are not considered; only published manuscripts are reviewed.

Affiliate Member - Open to new professionals and doctoral students currently enrolled in a college or university who display potential for success as a researcher. The intent of the Affiliate membership is to provide beginning researchers an opportunity to become involved with The Academy as he or she works toward fulfilling the requirements for membership as a Full Member.

Applicants must (i) hold or be working toward a doctoral degree, (ii) demonstrate evidence of scientific training beyond the undergraduate level, and (iii) have at least two refereed data-based papers (quantitative or qualitative) published in national or international journals that regularly report findings of original health behavior, health education, or health promotion research.  Manuscripts "in press" or "accepted" are not considered; only published manuscripts are reviewed.

Student Member is a status for doctoral students interested in Health Behavior Research who wish to become involved in the Academy. Student members receive a reduced annual membership dues ($75) and annual meeting registration at 1/2 regular cost. Student members cannot hold office in the Academy.  Student membership is limited to a maximum of 7 years. 

Student Members are required to submit a letter from their current Department as a part of the application process. The letter should include the name of the school, department, degree, date of enrollment and signed by the Department Chair or other Faculty Member in the Department.  Send required letter to:  Membership Chair, Dr. Julie Croff:  julie.croff@okstate.edu and cc jsommer@bgsu.edu

Fellow Application

Fellows Application under Members Only Section of the website.

Click HERE for Fellow's Application Information

Emeritus Status

Details:

  • Emeritus is a status intended for individuals who are retiring from full time employment but wish to remain actively involved in the Academy. 
  • Emeritus status requires a minimum of 10 years of continuous membership as a Full member and certification of "retired" status.  
  • Emeritus members receive a reduced annual membership dues ($90) and annual meeting registration at 1/2 regular cost. 
  • Emeritus Fellow members may retain Fellow designation as long as membership is current.
  • Emeritus members cannot hold office in the Academy.  

If you are interested in the emeritus status, please contact
Joanne Sommers
 jsommer@bgsu.edu

"AAHB has been a most hospitable organization (and Annual Meeting) for grappling with the intersection of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence"

Lawrence W. Green, DrPH., DrSc(Hon)
AAHB Fellow, 2001 Research Laureate,
2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 

Membership Benefits

  • Affiliation with successful health behavior researchers from around the world
  • Significantly reduced annual meeting registration fee
  • Publication privileges in Health Behavior Research (journal requires at least one author to have AAHB membership)
  • Access to AAHB Listserv
  • Reduced fees for CHES credits at the annual meeting
  • Unique professional development and mentoring opportunities at the annual meeting and throughout the year
  • Leadership opportunities that will greatly enhance your career
  • Networking in small group settings

Membership Dues - Renewal Dec. 1

1 year
$185
3 years*
$520
5 years*
$775

Student Membership Dues - $75  

* If interested in multiple year membership dues renewal, send an email with renewal type to jsommer@bgsu.edu 

No refunds on membership payments.

How to Join - NEW Member Application

Join AAHB

To become a new member of AAHB, you must complete an online application.

To complete your application, you will need to provide complete reference information about your 2 (for Affiliate) or 10 (for Full) data-based publications.  

You will be contacted by email once your application has been processed and approved.  Upon receipt of notification, you will have 60 days to submit your membership dues. 

Affiliate Members: Ready to Advance to Full or Student Members Ready to Advance to Affiliate?




If you are currently an Affiliate Member or Student Member who is ready to advance (review membership qualifications to the left), please forward full citations of your 10 (Full) or 2 (Affiliate) data-based publications to:

  Dr. Julie Croff
  Chair of the AAHB Membership Council
  Email: 
julie.croff@okstate.edu

Your request to advance will be reviewed

 within 14 days of submission. 

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