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January 2022

JAMA Neurology

JAMA Neurol. 2022;79(1):5. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2021.3748

Mission Statement: The mission of JAMA Neurology is to publish and disseminate scientific information primarily important for physicians caring for people with neurologic disorders and for those interested in the structure and function of the normal and diseased human nervous system. The specific aims are to (1) publish timely original research, including clinical trials that will directly improve clinical neurologic care and that will inform efforts to improve neurological health and promote health care equity; (2) report translational research that is pertinent to the understanding of neurologic disease; (3) address topics of practice, ethics, education, and public health that are a key part of modern medicine; and (4) provide a forum for discussion and publication of important topics including bias, racism, and diversity. This information will be published only after extensive review by scientific peers and journal editors so that clarity, rigor, originality, and precision are ensured.


  • S. Andrew Josephson, MD

Deputy Editor

  • Hooman Kamel, MD, New York, New York

Associate Editors

  • Bernard S. Chang, MD, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Dena B. Dubal, MD, PhD, San Francisco, California

  • Ari J. Green, MD, MCR, San Francisco, California

  • Michael S. Okun, MD, Gainesville, Florida

  • Gil D. Rabinovici, MD, San Francisco, California

Editorial Manager

  • Kate Denevan, San Francisco, California

Editorial Office

Section Editors

Statistical Editor

  • Nancy K. Hills, PhD, San Francisco, California

Web Editor

  • Cynthia E. Armand, MD, Bronx, New York

Neurological Review Editor

  • Samuel J. Pleasure, MD, PhD, San Francisco, California

Viewpoints Editor

  • Elan Guterman, MD, San Francisco, California

Images in Neurology Editor

  • Megan B. Richie, MD, San Francisco, California

CME Editor

  • Maulik P. Shah, MD, MHS, San Francisco, California

Editorial Board

  • Carl W. Bazil, MD, PhD, New York, New York

  • Alberto Espay, MD, MSc, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Nathalie Jetté, MD, MSc, New York, New York

  • Ruchira M. Jha, MD, MSc, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Pooja Khatri, MD, MSc, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Susan M. Landau, PhD, Berkeley, California

  • Babak B. Navi, MD, MS, New York, New York

  • Daniel Ontaneda, MD, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Stanley B. Prusiner, MD, San Francisco, California

  • Sonja W. Scholz, MD, PhD, Bethesda, Maryland

  • Mark Terrelonge, MD, MPH, San Francisco, California

  • Paul C. Van Ness, MD, Houston, Texas

  • Allison Willis, MD, MS, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Former Editors

  • Harold G. Wolff, MD, 1959-1963

  • H. Houston Merritt, MD, 1963-1972

  • Fred Plum, MD, 1972-1976

  • Maurice Van Allen, MD, 1976-1981

  • Robert J. Joynt, MD, PhD, 1982-1997

  • Roger N. Rosenberg, MD, 1997-2016

  • Editor in Chief Emeritus

Publication Staff

  • Offices 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

  • Interim Editor in Chief Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA

  • Executive Managing Editor Annette Flanagin

  • Executive Deputy Editor Robert M. Golub, MD

  • Electronic Editor and CME Editor Michael Berkwits, MD

  • Managing Editor Brenda Gregoline

  • Deputy Managing Editor Tracy Frey

  • Assistant Deputy Managing Editor Iris Y. Lo

  • Manuscript Editing Kevin Brown (senior manuscript editor); Bernadette M. Hromin, Erin Keenan, Rebecca Langley (manuscript editors); Wanda Hill (editorial assistant)

  • Freelance Manuscript Editing Connie L. Manno (director); Sara M. Billings (senior coordinator); Doug Brandt, Timothy Gray, Peter J. Olson, Juliet A. Orellana, Paul Ruich, Kirby Snell (coordinators)

  • Freelance Copy Editors and Copyreaders Judith A. Ahlers, Stephanie Lang Beckmeyer, Jane Calayag, Jan Clavey, Mary Coerver-Connolly, Heather E. Flint, Paul G. Jaworski, Ruth A. Kaufman, Laura King, Julia L. Kurtz, Martha W. Lentz, Jenny MacKay, Charon Pierson, Lori Michelle Ryan, Thressa D. Smith, Annette Theuring, Donna J. Thordsen, Christine Tilles, Cara M. Wallace, Christina West, Caroline A. V. Woods

  • Editorial Operations and Systems Larry Bryant, Jacob Kendall-Taylor, Monica Mungle (directors); Lenette Gardner-Gullens (manager); Fanny L. Brown, Anna Bukowski, Lee Calibeo, Tosca Hall, Erin Kato, Rachell Lozano, Kenneth Otani, Caroline Sietmann, Angelia Waltower

  • Digital Media Production Jesse McQuarters (director); Elena Guobyte, Emily Ling, Daniel Morrow, Shelly Steffens (producers)

  • Media Relations and Social Media Deanna Bellandi (director); Jim Michalski (senior publication information officer); Eman Hassaballa Aly (manager); Reuben Rios (coordinator)

  • Electronic Media Systems and Services Mary Lynn Ferkaluk (manager); Jonathan Laxamana (coordinator)

  • Visual Abstract Editors Sidra Bonner, MD, MPH, Heather E. Hsu, MD, MPH, Andrew M. Ibrahim, MD, MSc

  • Editorial Graphics Staff Karen Bucher, Andy Rekito (managers and senior medical illustrators); Nick Reback, Lohitha Kethu (medical illustrators); David Song (coordinator)

  • Budgets and Administration Marla A. Jefferson (director); Cheryl Sykes (manager); Deanna Willis (executive assistant); Yolanda Davis (copyright/library services coordinator)

  • Editorial Counsel Joseph P. Thornton, JD Periodical Publishing Staff

Periodical Publishing Staff

  • Senior Vice President and Executive PublisherThomas J. Easley

  • Group Vice President and Publisher Brian Shields

  • Vice President, Publishing Production Operations Karen Adams-Taylor

  • Vice President, Digital Product Management and Development Paul Gee

  • Staff Monica Smith

Advertising Sales and Marketing–Pharmaceuticals and Devices

  • Director Jeffery J. Bonistalli

  • Manager Kathy Russell

  • Staff Mirna Monal

  • Sales Representative Stacey McHugh

  • Director, Marketing Mark Thornbury

  • Staff Tricia Castellano

Advertising Sales and Marketing–Health Systems, Recruitment and Classified

  • Director Anna Frazier

  • Coordinator Meghan Thue

  • Media Consultants Sade DeRamus-Townsend, Thalia Moss

  • Recruitment Consultants Samantha Bauer, Hank Eurich

Reprint Sales

  • Sales Representatives Marsha Fogler, Rachel Sisholtz

Circulation Sales & Marketing

  • Director, Worldwide Sales Vida Damijonaitis

  • Managers Saskia Bolore, Gretchen Linder, Brian McCartney

  • Sales Representatives Christine Hearne, Natasha Nekola

  • Staff Henry Aguillon, David Baum, Ron Thomas

Marketing and Product Development

  • Directors Rick Bell, Elizabeth Solaro, Sara Zimmerman

  • Associate Publisher/Senior Product Development Geoffrey Flick

  • Managers Lindsay Dawson, Ellen Gibson, Craig McCaffrey, Michael McGraw, Daniel Pickhardt, Romando Rossini, Sarah Subramanian, Stacy Tucker, KC Walsh

  • Business Analyst Sirisha Alluri

  • Staff Millette Jackson-Bates, Tom Miller, Jacob Mishkin, Morgan Osgood

Business Operations

  • Directors Karl Elvin, Nancy Essex, Jaye Mize, Sean O’Donnell, Sue Sherrill

  • Managers David Antos, Anthony Bautista, Chris Borden, Debbie Camp, Jennifer Carney, Lydia Cruz, Scott Curl, Diane Darnell, Nanette Diaz, Jordynn Farrar, Allison Hughes, Tiffany Jones, Colleen Kelly, John Lash, Chris Meyer, Annemarie Neff, J.D. Neff, Sean Ohlson, Phil O'Leary, Bill Pedone, Susan Price, Jaynam Shah, Erin Spencer, Denise Steinhauser, Joe Wixted

  • Advertising and Production Services Ahmed Avendano, Kim Boler, Rhonda Bailey Brown, Fin Carter, Michael Deegan, Euwanaha Joiner-Smith, Joshua Lane, Cindy Rendlen, Janis Trinchere, Annissa Zak

  • Circulation Services Julie Burton, Ronna Hewitt, Mary Sieck, Geneine Van Someren, Jamaal Vargas

  • Content Production Systems Mike Bujewski, Nathan Mitre

  • Digital Production Regina Brownlee, Amanda Camino, Brenda Chandler-Grayer, Emily Dunn, Amy Evers, Maleeka Holden, Teri Hutchison, Dan Knowles, Joshua Lampinen, Natalie Marsh, Patricia E. Panek, Marla Seidell, La'son Diggs Sledge, Julian Wiley

  • Graphics Joe Amft, Jonathan Chala, James Collver, Maria Duda, Fred Furtner, Carolyn Hall, Maria Kowalkowski

  • Proofreading Carol Joy Farrell, Maria Giannini, Sasha Grossman, Kate Lander, Judith A. Literskis, Teresa H. Omiotek, Michael Ryder

AMA Executives

  • Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer James L. Madara, MD

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