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JAMA. 2006;295(5):470. doi:10.1001/jama.295.5.470.
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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, well-documented, peer-reviewed articles on a diverse range of medical topics

  3. To provide physicians with continuing education in basic and clinical science to support informed clinical decisions

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

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

  6. To foster responsible and balanced debate on issues that affect medicine and health care

  7. To anticipate important issues and trends in medicine and health care

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

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

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

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH

Executive Deputy Editor: Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA
Deputy Editors: Richard M. Glass, MD, Drummond Rennie, MD, Margaret A. Winker, MD
Managing Deputy Editor: Annette Flanagin
Senior Contributing Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD
Senior Editors: Robert M. Golub, MD, Ronna Henry Siegel, MD
Contributing Editors: Helene M. Cole, MD, Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH, David S. Cooper, MD, David R. Flum, MD, MPH, Michael S. Lauer, MD, David H. Mark, MD, MPH, Robert A. McNutt, MD, Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, Jeanette M. Smith, MD, Janet M. Torpy, MD, Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH, Jody W. Zylke, MD
Statistical Editor: Naomi Vaisrub, PhD
Associate Editors: Charlene Breedlove, Roxanne K. Young
Fishbein Fellow: Erin Brender, MD
Medical News & Perspectives: Joan Stephenson, PhD (editor); Tracy Hampton, PhD, Mike Mitka (senior staff writers); Bridget M. Kuehn (staff writer); Rebecca Voelker (contributing editor)
Assistant Editors: Kristen M. Quaranta, Jennifer Reiling
Executive Assistant to the Editor: Marla A. Hall
Administrative Assistant: Delia Rico
Editorial Graphics: Cassio Lynm (senior medical illustrator), Alison E. Burke (medical illustrator), David Song (editorial assistant)
Scientific Online Resources: Michelle Kurzynski (director, Electronic Media); Erin Giannini, Peter Kim (associate Web editors); Reuben Rios (Web administrative assistant)
Editorial Systems and Administration: Elaine Williams (director); Gale Saulsberry (database specialist); Lenette Gardner-Gullens (electronic input supervisor); Fanny L. Brown, Celina Canchola (electronic input specialists)
Staff Assistant: Gloria Tate
Editorial Assistants: Mary Cannon, Susan Collister, Carmina Conley, Dawn Cortez, Cheryl Dixon, Audrey Forman, Gwenn Gregg, Lisa Hardin, Mary Ann Lilly, Rachell M. Lozano, Rosa E. Miranda, Lupe Morales, Ethel Pinkston, Esmeralda Velasco
Editorial Processing Division: Cheryl Iverson (director); Paul Frank, Monica Mungle (editorial systems managers); J. D. Neff (associate editorial systems developer)
Manuscript Editing: Stacy L. Christiansen (director); Coleen Adamson, Susan R. Benner, Joy K. Jaeger, Phil Sefton, Heather A. Shebel, Beverly Stewart (senior manuscript editors); Kim S. P. Campbell; Jennifer Reddy, Cara Wallace (freelance manuscript editors)
Editorial Counsel: Wayne G. Hoppe, JD; Margaret Mills (assistant)
Survey Research Specialist: Joseph S. Wislar
JAMA/Archives Media Relations: Jann Ingmire (director); Laura Adamczyk, Jim Michalski, Cindy Kuzma

Daniel M. Albert, MD, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wis
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston, Mass
Philip Cagle, MD, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tex
Cyril Chantler, MD, FRCP, London, United Kingdom
Joseph T. Coyle, MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass
Pierre Durieux, MD, MPH, Université Paris 6, Paris, France
Ronald G. Evens, MD, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Mo
Julie Freischlag, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md
Philip Greenland, MD, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill
Michael M. E. Johns, MD, Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, Atlanta, Ga
Mary-Claire King, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash
Wayne F. Larrabee, Jr, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash
Paul A. Levine, MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ
Donald A. B. Lindberg, MD, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md
C. David Naylor, MD, DPhil, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June E. Osborn, MD, Josiah Macy, Jr Foundation, New York, NY
Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Povl Riis, MD, DSCI, DHC, Professor of Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sarah Ringold, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash
Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash
June K. Robinson, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
William L. Roper, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Roger N. Rosenberg, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Tex
Masaaki Terada, MD, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan

Bassel Atallah, MD,JAMA—Middle East
Eugeniu Pascal Ciofu, MD, PhD,JAMA—Romania
Csaba Farsang, MD, DSc,JAMA—Hungary
Igor Francetic, MD, PhD,JAMA—Croatia
Evin Kantemir, MD,JAMA—Turkey
Li Chengyi, MD,JAMA—China
Aleksander N. Neskovic, MD, PhD,JAMA—Serbia and Montenegro
Helena Saldanha, MD,JAMA—Portugal
Ivan Vidmar, MD,JAMA—Slovenia
Ivan Málek, MD, PhD,JAMA—Czech/Slovak

Senior VP & Publisher: Robert A. Musacchio, PhD

Advertising Sales and Marketing
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Sales Representatives: Susan J. Carollo, Maureen A. Reichert, Nancy E. Souza
VP Office Staff: Geoffrey Flick, Paul Gasiecki, Terri Hanley, Christine Hearne

Online Publishing
Richard Newman, Bonnie Chi-Lum, MD, MPH

Business and Product Development
Publishing Director: Frank Iorio

Director, Circulation Sales & Marketing: William Fox
Director, Licensing & Permissions: Norman Frankel, PhD
Managers: Vida Damijonaitis
Staff: Rhonda Bailey Brown, Millette Jackson-Bates, Sandra Garzon, Anna Goins, Jeremy Nielsen, Saskia Volkers

Director, Marketing Support Services: Mark Thornbury
Staff: Nancy Bell, Susan Lovenberg, Mirna Monal, Dennis Sammartino, Debra Ann Sardo

Director, Reprints: Mark Kuhns

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Staff: Shana Brown, Colleen Casey, Kim Jenkins, Libby Larson

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Directors: Karen Adams-Taylor, Carmela Barhany, Sue Sherrill
Managers: David Antos, Karen Branham, Suzanne J. Bukovsky, Debbie Camp, Diane Darnell, Karl Elvin, Betty Frigerio, Mary Ellen Johnston, Mark Matura, Michael McGraw, Phil O'Leary, Susan Price, Alfred Tomaselli, Stacy Tucker
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Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer: Michael D. Maves, MD, MBA
Chief Operating Officer: Bernard L. Hengesbaugh
Senior Vice President, Publishing and Business Services: Robert A. Musacchio, PhD
President: J. Edward Hill, MD
President-Elect: William G. Plested III, MD
Immediate Past President: John C. Nelson, MD, MPH
Secretary: Joseph M. Heyman, MD
Speaker, House of Delegates: Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD
Vice-Speaker, House of Delegates: Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD
Trustees: John H. Armstrong, MD; Duane M. Cady, MD (chair); Peter W. Carmel, MD; Samantha L. Cramoy, MD; Ronald M. Davis, MD; William A. Hazel, Jr, MD; Cyril M. Hetsko, MD; Joseph M. Heyman, MD; J. Edward Hill, MD; Ardis D. Hoven, MD; Edward L.Langston, MD; Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD; Joe T. McDonald; Robert R. McMillan; John C. Nelson, MD, MPH; Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD; Rebecca J. Patchin, MD; William G. Plested III, MD; J. James Rohack, MD; Robert M. Wah, MD; Cecil B. Wilson, MD

Frank F. Davidoff, MD (chair); Kathleen Case; Jordan J. Cohen, MD; Harvey V. Fineberg, MD; Robert A. Musacchio, PhD; Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD; Vivian W. Pinn, MD

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