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The 2024 Scientific Meeting
was a remarkable success,
drawing a record-high number of attendees.

2024 Conference Highlights

2025 Scientific Meeting
March 16-19, 2025
San Diego, California
“Bridging the Gap:
Advancing Health Behavior Research
through Implementation Science"

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Health Behavior Research (HBR) is the official journal of the American Academy of Health Behavior.

Published four-times per year, HBR is a peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal that publishes original research articles, current issues papers, commentaries, and abstracts from the annual meeting of the Academy.

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Health Behavior Research (HBR):
The Official Journal of AAHB

Published four-times per year, HBR is a peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal that publishes original research articles, research briefs, current issues papers, commentaries, and abstracts from the annual meeting of the Academy.

HBR is dedicated to the translation of research to advance policy, program planning, and/or practice relevant to behavior change.

HBR does not charge submission or publication fees.

Visit the Health Behavior Research (HBR) Journal website to access the issues and to submit manuscripts.

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Just Pin It: Understanding the Dynamics of Pinterest Use, Motivation, Self-Efficacy, and Health Behaviors

Annie Nguyen, PhD, MPH

Chair, Resource Development Council
David Seal, PhD, FAAHB

Executive Director (Starting July 1, 2024)
Erika Thompson, PhD, FAAHB

Secretary
Hsien-Chang Lin, PhD, FAAHB

Past-Immediate President
Randy Hubach, PhD, MPH
Chair, Conference Planning
Idethia (Shevon) Harvey, DrPH, FAAHB

Chair, Diversity & Equity Council
Joanne Sommers, M.Ed, CHES

Executive Director (Serving until June 30, 2024)
Jon Macy, PhD, MPH

Chair, Marketing & Communications Council
Julie M. Croff, PhD, MPH, FAAHB
President
Ledric Sherman, PhD

Delegate 1
Mary A. Steinhardt, EdD, LPC, FAAHB

Chair, Membership Development Council
Megan S. Patterson, PhD, MPH, FAAHB

Delegate 2
Paul W. Branscum PhD, RD, FAAHB, FSBM
HBR Representative
Philip Massey, PhD, FAAHB

President-Elect
Rita DeBate, PhD, FAAHB
Chair, Professional Development & Mentoring Council
Ruopeng An, PhD

Chair, Awards Council
Danny Valdez, PhD
Delegate 3
Wenhua Lu, PhD

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