Rockville, MD – November 28, 2018 –
The American Society for Nutrition announced the appointment of Dr. Christopher Duggan, a 24-year faculty member in academic and clinical nutrition at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, as the new editor of
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Duggan is currently Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a Professor in the Departments of Nutrition and Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has authored more than 300 research and review articles and has edited several books including
Nutrition in Pediatrics and
Clinical Management of Intestinal Failure.
“We are delighted to have Christopher Duggan assume the leadership of the
AJCN. Dr. Duggan is eminently qualified to ensure the continued excellence of the journal, and to help the journal meet the opportunities and challenges ahead in scholarly publishing,” said ASN President Catherine Field. “We owe extra thanks to Dennis Bier, our outgoing editor, for his years of leadership and for helping to cement
AJCN as one of the first places to look for the best clinical nutrition science.”
Established in 1952,
AJCN is the highest peer-reviewed journal in its category, with a 2017 Impact Factor of 6.549 and a standing in the top 5% of all journals included in the Clarivates Journal Citation Reports.
“As a longtime contributor to the Journal as author and reviewer, I’m honored to be selected to serve the nutrition community and build on
AJCN’s well-deserved reputation for excellence. Nutrition science is increasingly recognized as critical to public, sustainable and equitable health outcomes, and publishing excellent science is our goal.
AJCN is in many ways the footprint that ASN leaves in the inbox of many clinicians and nutrition scientists, and I’m thrilled to be chosen to help shape its future,” said Duggan.
Duggan is a former recipient of the ASN Physician Nutrition Specialist Award and is board-certified by both the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and the American Board of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology). Alongside his research in pediatric nutritional and gastrointestinal diseases, Duggan runs a large Center for Nutrition at Boston Children’s Hospital, directing a staff of 77 and teaches at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral level at Harvard. He will begin a five-year term on February 1, 2019, supported by a team of Associate Editors who will be recruited in the coming weeks