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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
To achieve the highest level of ethical medical journalism and to produce a publication that is timely, credible, and enjoyable to read
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EDITOR IN CHIEFHoward Bauchner, MD
Executive EditorPhil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA
Deputy Editors: Drummond Rennie, MD, Ronna Henry, MD, Robert M. Golub, MD, Edward H. Livingston, MD Managing Deputy Editor: Annette Flanagin Senior Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD Associate Senior Editor: Roxanne K. Young Contributing Editors: Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, Robert G. Badgett, MD, Anne Rentoumis Cappola, MD, ScM, Huan J. Chang, MD, MPH, Helene M. Cole, MD, Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH, J. Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH, Richard M. Glass, MD, David H. Mark, MD, MPH, Mary McGrae McDermott, MD, Robert A. McNutt, MD, George T. O’Connor, MD, Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, Jeanette M. Smith, MD, Janet M. Torpy, MD, Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, MD, MPH, ScD, John L. Zeller, MD, PhD Statistical Editor: Naomi Vaisrub, PhD Associate Editor: Charlene Breedlove Fishbein Fellow: Denise M. Goodman, MD, MS Contributing Writers: Robert H. Brook, MD, ScD, Christine K. Cassel, MD, Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH, Allan S. Detsky, MD, PhD, Mark Duggan, PhD, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH, Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, Kathy Hudson, PhD, 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, Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA, Harold C. Sox, MD, 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, Mike Mitka (senior staff writers); Rebecca Voelker (associate managing editor) Assistant Editors: Carrie Butt, Angela Grayson, Jennifer Reiling Manuscript Editing: Stacy L. Christiansen (director); Emily A. Greenhow, Joy K. Jaeger, Phil Sefton, Heather A. Shebel, Kristine B. Simmons, Beverly Stewart (senior manuscript editors); Kim S. P. Campbell; Cara Wallace (freelance manuscript editor) Editorial Graphics: Cassio Lynm, Alison E. Burke (senior medical illustrators); David Song (editorial assistant) Electronic Media: Michelle Kurzynski (director, development and design); Christopher Hastings, Peter Kim, 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, Cheryl Dixon, Georgia Eaton, Audrey Forman, Gwenn Gregg, Lisa Hardin, Rachell M. Lozano, Rosa E. Miranda, Lupe Morales Workflow and Content Management Systems: Larry Bryant (director); Paul Frank (systems administrator); Monica Mungle (editorial systems manager); J.D. Neff (associate developer) 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 Survey Research Specialist: Joseph S. Wislar JAMA/Archives Media Relations: Jann Ingmire (director); Jim Michalski, Deanna Bellandi, Cassie Brasseur
Daniel M. Albert, MD, MS, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin Editor, Archives of OphthalmologyDonald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, Newton, Massachusetts Philip Cagle, MD, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas Jordan J. Cohen, MD, The George Washington University Washington, DC Joseph T. Coyle, MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Editor, Archives of General PsychiatryEzekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Julie Freischlag, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Editor, Archives of SurgeryThomas 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, Archives of Facial Plastic SurgeryPaul A. Levine, MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia Editor, Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck SurgeryDonald 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, Archives of Internal MedicineUwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Editor, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent MedicineJune K. Robinson, MD, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Editor, Archives of DermatologyGriffin 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, Archives of NeurologyJoshua M. Sharfstein, MD, Maryland Department of Health and Hygiene, Baltimore, Maryland Harold C. Sox, MD, Dartmouth Medical School Hanover, New Hampshire
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 Steven L. Kanter, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Raynard S. Kington, MD, PhD, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa 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
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About This Journal. JAMA. 2012;308(4):317. doi:10.1001/jama.308.4.317
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