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JAMA. 2013;309(17):1751. doi:10.1001/jama.309.17.1751.
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Key Objective
To promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health

Critical Objectives

  1. To maintain the highest standards of editorial integrity independent of any special interests

  2. To publish original, important, valid, peer-reviewed articles on a diverse range of medical topics

  3. To foster responsible and balanced debate on important issues that affect medicine, health, health care, and health policy

  4. To provide physicians with continuing education in basic and clinical science to support informed clinical decisions and ongoing career development

  5. To enable physicians to remain informed in multiple areas of medicine, including developments in fields other than their own

  6. To improve health and health care internationally by elevating the quality of medical care, disease prevention, and research

  7. To inform readers about the various aspects of medicine and public health, including the political, philosophic, ethical, legal, environmental, economic, historical, and cultural

  8. To recognize that, in addition to these specific objectives, JAMA has a social responsibility to improve the total human condition and to promote the integrity of science

  9. To achieve the highest level of ethical medical journalism and to produce a publication that is timely, credible, and enjoyable to read

  10. To use technologies to drive innovation and improve the communication of journal content

EDITOR IN CHIEF
Howard Bauchner, MD

Executive Editor
Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA

Deputy Editors: Ronna Henry, MD, Robert M. Golub, MD, Edward H. Livingston, MD, Michael Berkwits, MD, MSCE
Executive Managing Editor: Annette Flanagin
Senior Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD
Contributing Deputy Editor: Drummond Rennie, MD
Associate Senior Editor: Roxanne K. Young
Contributing Editors: Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, Anne Rentoumis Cappola, MD, ScM, Huan J. Chang, MD, MPH, Helene M. Cole, MD, Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH, W. Gregory Feero, MD, PhD, J. Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH, Richard M. Glass, MD, Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ, David H. Mark, MD, MPH, Mary McGrae McDermott, MD, Robert A. McNutt, MD, George T. O’Connor, MD, MS, Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, Jeanette M. Smith, MD, Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, MD, MPH, ScD, John L. Zeller, MD, PhD
Statistical Reviewers: Joseph S. Wislar, MS; Naomi Vaisrub, PhD; Thomas D. Koepsell, MD, MPH; Roger J. Lewis, MD, PhD; Denise M. Scholtens, PhD; Alan B. Zonderman, PhD
Associate Editor: Charlene Breedlove
Fishbein Fellow: Denise M. Goodman, MD, MS
Contributing Writers: Robert H. Brook, MD, ScD, Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH, Allan S. Detsky, MD, PhD, Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH, Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, John P. A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc, Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, Howard Markel, MD, PhD, Steven E. Nissen, MD, Bruce M. Psaty, MD, PhD, Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA, Robert Steinbrook, MD, Mary E. Tinetti, MD, Abraham Verghese, MD, Jason Wang, MD, PhD, Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH
Medical News & Perspectives: Joan Stephenson, PhD (editor); Bridget M. Kuehn, MSJ, Mike Mitka, MSJ (senior staff writers); Rebecca Voelker, MSJ (associate managing editor)
Assistant Editors: Carrie Butt, Kate Pezalla, Jennifer Reiling
Manuscript Editing: Stacy L. Christiansen (director); Emily A. Greenhow, Joy K. Jaeger, Phil Sefton, Kristine B. Simmons, Beverly Stewart (senior manuscript editors); Kim S. P. Campbell, Lila Haile (manuscript editors); Cara Wallace (freelance manuscript editor)
Editorial Graphics: Cassio Lynm, Alison E. Burke (senior medical illustrators); Joshua C. Bird (medical illustrator); David Song (editorial assistant)
Electronic Media: Michelle Kurzynski (director, development and design); Eric Butkus, Christopher Hastings, Craig McCaffrey (developers/designers); Reuben Rios (Web administrative assistant)
Administration: Marla A. Hall (director); Gloria Tate (supervisor); Deanna M. Willis (staff assistant)
Editorial Assistants: Mary Cannon, Susan Collister, Carmina Conley, Dawn Cortez, Georgia Eaton, Audrey Forman, Gwenn Gregg, Lisa Hardin, Rachell M. Lozano, Rosa E. Miranda, Lupe Morales, Cheryl Sykes
Content Management Systems and Projects: Larry Bryant (director); Paul Frank (systems administrator); Monica Mungle (editorial systems manager); J. D. Neff (associate developer); Helene Biernacki (project administrator)
Editorial Systems and Administration: Elaine Williams (director); Gale Saulsberry (database specialist); Lenette Gardner-Gullens (electronic input supervisor); Delayna Brown, Fanny L. Brown (electronic input assistants)
Editorial Counsel: Joseph P. Thornton, JD
Copyright/Library Services Coordinator: Yolanda Davis
Media Relations: Jann Ingmire (director); Jim Michalski, Deanna Bellandi

Daniel M. Albert, MD, MS, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin
Editor, JAMA Ophthalmology
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, Newton, Massachusetts
Christine K. Cassel, MD, American Board of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jordan J. Cohen, MD, Washington, DC
Joseph T. Coyle, MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Editor, JAMA Psychiatry
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Julie Freischlag, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Editor, JAMA Surgery
Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Michael M. E. Johns, MD, Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Wayne F. Larrabee Jr, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Editor, JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Paul A. Levine, MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Editor, JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
Donald A. B. Lindberg, MD, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
C. David Naylor, MD, DPhil, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California
Editor, JAMA Internal Medicine
Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Editor, JAMA Pediatrics
June K. Robinson, MD, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Editor, JAMA Dermatology
Griffin Rodgers, MD, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Bethesda, Maryland
Roger N. Rosenberg, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Editor, JAMA Neurology
Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, Maryland Department of Health and Hygiene, Baltimore, Maryland
Harold C. Sox, MD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Hanover, New Hampshire
Lars Wallentin, MD, PhD, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
John E. L. Wong, MBBS, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD (chair), Columbia University, New York, New York Arizona State University, Scottsdale, Arizona
Kent R. Anderson,Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Needham, Massachusetts
Karen Antman, MD, Boston University, School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
Raynard S. Kington, MD, PhD, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
Steven L. Kanter, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
James L. Madara, MD, American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois
Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA, UC Davis Health System University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California

Nathan S. Davis, MD (1883-1888)
John B. Hamilton, MD (1889, 1893-1898)
John H. Hollister, MD (1889-1891)
James C. Culbertson, MD (1891-1893)
Truman W. Miller, MD (1899)
George H. Simmons, MD (1899-1924)
Morris Fishbein, MD (1924-1949)
Austin Smith, MD (1949-1958)
Johnson F. Hammond, MD (1958-1959)
John H. Talbott, MD (1959-1969)
Hugh H. Hussey, MD (1970-1973)
Robert H. Moser, MD (1973-1975)
William R. Barclay, MD (1975-1982)
George D. Lundberg, MD (1982-1999)
Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH (2000-2011), Editor in Chief Emerita

Senior Vice President and Publisher, Periodical Publications
Thomas J. Easley

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BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Directors: Karen Adams-Taylor, Karl Elvin, Sue Sherrill, Brian Shields
Managers: David Antos, Chris Borden, Debbie Camp, Lydia Cruz, Diane Darnell, Colleen Kelly, Chris Meyer, Jaye Mize, Sean O’Donnell, Sean Ohlson, Phil O'Leary, Ryan Patella, Susan Price, Emily Mitchell, Denise Steinhauser
Advertising and Production Services: Bernadette Bauer, Kim Boler, Rhonda Bailey Brown, Timothy Burke, Susan Chiara, Daniel DeGroot, Jordynn Farrar, Euwanaha Joiner-Smith, Cindy Rendlen, Ellen Yoshihara
Circulation Services: Julie Burton, Dexter Golden, Erin Hinchliff, Noemi Rivera, Geneine Van Someren
Composition and New Media: Gail Barrett, Regina Brownlee, Brenda Chandler-Grayer, Scott Curl, Amy Evers, Teri Hutchison, Mary Ann Kuranda, Joshua Lampinen, Fred Marshall, Patricia E. Panek, La'son Diggs Sledge, George Thomson
Graphics: Joe Amft, Maria Duda, Fred Furtner, Carolyn Hall, Maria Kowalkowski
Proofreading: Carol Joy Farrell, Daniel James, Judith A. Literskis, Teresa H. Omiotek

Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer: James L. Madara, MD
Chief Operating Officer: Bernard L. Hengesbaugh
President: Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD
President-Elect: Ardis D. Hoven, MD
Immediate Past President: Peter W. Carmel, MD
Secretary: Stephen R. Permut, MD, JD
Speaker, House of Delegates: Andrew W. Gurman, MD
Vice-Speaker, House of Delegates: Susan R. Bailey, MD
Trustees: Joseph P. Annis, MD; David O. Barbe, MD, MHA (chair-elect); Peter W. Carmel, MD; Malini P. Daniel; Alexander Ding, MD, MS; Julie K. Goonewardene; Patrice A. Harris, MD; Ardis D. Hoven, MD; William E. Kobler, MD; Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD; Barbara L. McAneny, MD; Mary Anne McCaffree, MD; Albert J. Osbahr III, MD; Stephen R. Permut, MD, JD; Carl A. Sirio, MD; Steven J. Stack, MD (chair); Georgia A. Tuttle, MD; Robert M. Wah, MD (immediate past chair); Monica C. Wehby, MD

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