Major Program Features

The director/principal investigator has convened the best minds nationally in health behavioral change theory building, practice and research/ publication and appoints them as Senior Fellows in the National Center for Health Behavioral Change. It is the responsibility of the Senior Fellows to carry out the work of implementing the six (6) goals identified above. The Senior Fellows were selected specifically with competence in the areas that goal attainment will demand. Hence, they have demonstrated their ability in practice, consultation, professional development, research and publication. The ability to deliver the goals in which they hold relevant experience, academic preparation and competence will be determined and their contract with the Nation Center for Health Behavioral Change will be based on the above.

The Senior Fellows are convened as a group a minimum of four (4) times a year to further the objectives of this national center. We will communicate by videoconferences, chat-room meetings, computer-generated video communication and by other means. The senior fellow group will be divided as to their specialties in relation to goals, one (1) through six (6) above. A goal-objective chairperson will be designated in each goal area to provide additional innovative leadership to insure collective goal obtainment. These six (6) chairpersons and the director/principal investigator will make up an executive group to oversee the overall work and goal attainment being accomplished within the specified time frames.

We are identifying Associate Fellows that will assist in goal obtainment who will bring specific expertise. They will function as project directors and leaders of specific goal obtainments. The Senior and Associate Fellows will be from multiple disciplines in health and behavioral sciences and emphasis will be placed on team work and interdisciplinary collaboration. This author brings extensive experience in producing excellent products and outcomes working with professionals representing disciplines in medicine, psychiatry, psychology, social work, counseling, public health, pharmacy, sociology and other behavioral science disciplines.