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Public health professor named AAHB Fellow

Matthew Lee Smith, an assistant professor of health promotion and behavior in the College of Public Health, was accepted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior. He will be inducted at the organization’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in March.

Fellow status is merit-based and awarded to AAHB members who have contributed significantly to the advancement of knowledge in health behavior, health education or health promotion through research.

To be named an AAHB Fellow, a researcher must have published a minimum of 50 original data-based research papers in national or international journals. A Fellow also must have presented at least 75 scientific papers at professional meetings and received 25 research grants or a total of $1.5 million in grants as a principal investigator. Confirmation as a Fellow also requires a two-thirds majority vote by the AAHB board of directors.