May 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief
From left to right, each row. Top row:  Matthew Boulton, Niko Kaciroti, William Wadland. Second row: Matthew Redding, student editorial intern Serena Bidwell, Laura Johnson. Third row: Angela Beck, Julie Fielding, Sara McAdory-Kim. Fourth row:  Jillian Morgan, Stacy Wennstrom

Not pictured:  Patrick Remington, Caroline Richardson, Ananda Sen, Robert Wallace

Dear AJPM reader,

It has been over three years since the AJPM Editorial Office relocated to the University of Michigan and a new journal team came on board. In this issue of the newsletter, we feature the journal’s editorial staff and briefly introduce our readers to the hardworking people behind the scenes who are responsible for manuscripts from submission to publication and ensure timely delivery of a quality product to our readers each month.  

The journal’s article composition and content relies heavily on the input of our reviewers but is also underpinned by the expertise of our editors: Deputy Editor William Wadland’s in tobacco control and primary care; Assistant Editor Laura Johnson’s in communicable diseases and infection prevention; and Assistant Editor Angela Beck’s on healthcare and public health systems and services, as examples. Our Associate Editors Robert Wallace of University of Iowa, Patrick Remington of University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Caroline Richardson of University of Michigan edit our supplements, CDC community guides, and theme issues while also often acting as reviewers. Our statistical editors, Ananda Sen and Niko Kaciroti, ensure the journal’s published research meets the highest methodologic and analytic standards. 

Our editors, authors, and reviewers are all supported by the teamwork of our editorial staff. Matthew Redding screens initial submissions and addresses authors’ questions; Stacy Wennstrom handles the complexities of the peer review process; and Sara McAdory-Kim works with authors in article revision and resubmission. Accepted papers are processed through Associate Managing Editor Julie Fielding during copy editing. Overseeing the entire editorial process is Managing Editor Jillian Morgan who directs production workflow and the movement of manuscripts from submission to publication.  

We hope you enjoy the May issue of AJPM, and please let us know if there are ways that we can make the journal better for you. 


Matthew L. Boulton, MD, MPH

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Editor's Choice
For women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV), the internet can be a useful tool to collect safety planning resources for informed decision making. This study compared safety and mental health outcomes among abused women randomized to either a tailored, Internet-based safety decision aid or a control website providing safety information.

Spotlight Article
In the U.S, annual automobile travel has decreased since 2003, particularly among young adults. Read our spotlight article on the relationship between physical activity, motor vehicle fatalities, and the observed decline in automobile travel.

Global Health Features

Stay up to date with the latest CME articles:
AJPM Editor-in-Chief Wins Award at APTR 2017
Matthew Boulton, editor-in-chief, was honored with the 2017 APTR Special Recognition Award.  The awards were presented during the APTR annual meeting, which was held in Savannah,
Georgia this year.
Anthony L. Schlaff, MD, MPH of Tufts University School of Medicine was given the Duncan Clark Award, and Christine M. Arcari, PhD, MPH of University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston was awarded the F. Marian Bishop Educator of the Year Award.

More information on the 2017 APTR awards can be found here.

Visit AJPM at Preventive Medicine 2017
ACPM's annual meeting will be
held in Portland, Oregon on  May
23-26, 2017.
Editor-in-chief Matthew Boulton will present with Edward C. Weiss, MD, MPH, CMQ on "How to Prepare Scientific Abstracts and Manuscripts for Publication," on Wednesday, May 24th from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine will also have a booth in the exhibit hall, and we look forward to meeting ACPM members.

Learn more about Preventive Medicine 2017 here.

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