The director of University of Hawai`i Mānoa’s Office of Public Health Studies (OHPS), Jay Maddock, Ph.D., has been accepted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB).
The AAHB, founded in 1997, is a research home for health behavior scholars and researchers whose primary commitment is to excellence in research and improving public health.
“We are delighted to count Dr. Maddock as a member of the Academy because of his significant record and scientific accomplishments, said AAHB President Elaine A. Borawski, PhD. “This is an honor that few in our profession earn or receive during their careers.”
Fellow status is awarded to members of the AAHB who have contributed significantly to the advancement of knowledge in health behavior, health education or promotion through research.
Dr. Maddock has brought in more than $10 million in extramural funding as a principal investigator and has written or co-authored 77 peer-reviewed papers which have appeared in health journals.
The OPHS, within the John A. Burns School of Medicine, offers doctoral degrees in community-based and translational research and epidemiology, and master’s degrees in epidemiology, health policy and management, and social and behavioral health sciences. The office also administers the Global health and Population Studies certificate program.