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New Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Tuesday, September 03, 2013  
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APTR is pleased to announce the selection of APTR member Matthew L. Boulton, MD, MPH, as the new editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM), an international peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Elsevier, Inc. Dr. Boulton is Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Associate Professor of Health Management & Policy, and Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Michigan (UM) School of Public Health, with a secondary appointment as Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine. He is also Director of the federally-funded Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce Studies, Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency (PMR), and previously served 6 years as Associate Dean for Public Health Practice.

Dr. Boulton is an active researcher and has published extensively in the peer review public health and medical literature for many years. He is considered a leading national expert on the public health workforce and has research and programmatic expertise in infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance, vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization services, preventive medicine education, and public health in China and India. He currently serves on four editorial boards and is a peer reviewer for 15 other leading public health and medical journals, including AJPM. He also has served as the chief editor and/or primary author on a number of major technical reports for national public health professional groups, the U.S. CDC, HRSA, and RWJF, in addition to authoring a number of book chapters on the epidemiology and field control of infectious diseases.

Dr. Boulton is a national leader in public health who brings more than editorial expertise to the position. He is an active member of APTR as well as recipient of the Duncan Clark Award (2012) for lifetime achievement in preventive education and public health and the APTR F. Marian Bishop Outstanding Educator of the Year Award.

Dr. Boulton will assume full editorial responsibility for AJPM on January 1, 2014, replacing Kevin Patrick, MD, MS, FACPM. Dr. Patrick has served as the journal's chief editor for the past 18 years and taken the journal to new heights with regard to its impact, visibility, recognition, and growth as a scholarly medical and public health journal.

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