Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD, new editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Public Health

APHA welcomes Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD, as the new editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Public Health, or AJPH. Morabia, a professor of epidemiology and former editor-in-chief of Preventive Medicine, arrives with a passion and extensive experience in research.

“By publishing the best public health science, I am committed to safeguarding the prestige of the publication while advancing the accessibility of the journal through online and social media to a global audience of public health thinkers, practitioners and advocates,” Morabia said in a statement released by APHA.

Morabia’s editorial experience has included serving as the international editor of AJPH and on editorial boards for a number of journals including the International Journal of Public Health and the American Journal of Epidemiology. He is currently a professor of epidemiology at the Barry Commoner Center in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Queens College, CUNY, at the CUNY School of Public Health and at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is currently editor emeritus of Preventive Medicine.

Morabia’s term will begin with the journal in June. He follows, Mary E. Northridge, PhD, MPH, whose service with the journal spanned 21 years.  Northridge will complete her tenure in March and will then become editor emeritus of AJPH.

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