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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Tulane Faculty Named a Fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior

Dr. David Seal, professor and vice chair in the department of global community health and behavioral sciences at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has been accepted as a fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB).

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According to Dr. Dong-Chul Seo, president of the AAHB board of directors, Dr. Seal distinguished himself by his academic record of publications, grants, and presentations. The criteria for fellow status, he says, are specific and rigorous, designed to recognize outstanding contributions to the body of knowledge in health behavior. Fellow confirmation requires a two-thirds majority vote by the board of directors. and Dr. Seal was unanimously endorsed.

The mission of the American Academy of Health Behavior is to serve as the research home for health behavior scholars and researchers whose primary commitment is to excellence in research and the application of research to improve public health. The status of fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior is conferred as an indication of distinction and is based solely on merit.

Dr. Seal will be honored at the opening ceremonies for the 2015 Annual AAHB Scientific Meeting in March 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.