Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, of the Texas A&M School of Public Health, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Mentorship Award recipient from the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB). This award recognizes an Academy member who displays outstanding mentorship through time, knowledge and passion for the purposes of helping to develop future health behavior professionals and scientists. Dr. Smith will be honored at the Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, March 13th at the Annual Meeting in Greenville, SC.
Dr. Smith is the co-director of the Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging (CPHA) and is an associate professor in the Texas A&M School of Public Health and adjunct associate professor at the University of Georgia College of Public Health. He is also a Fellow of AAHB and the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Smith received his Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Education and Masters of Public Health from Indiana University School of Public Health – Bloomington and his PhD in Health Education from Texas A&M University.