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UK employee appointed to American Journal of Public Health

Douglas Scutchfield to serve three-year term

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 22, 2014)University of Kentucky College of Public Health faculty member Dr. Douglas Scutchfield has been appointed to the editorial board of the American Journal of Public Health for a three-year term.

Douglas Scrutchfield
Douglas Scrutchfield

The editorial board, chosen by the journal’s executive board, is composed of members with broad knowledge of public health and represents various disciplines across the subject area.

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) seeks to advance public health research, policy, practice and education, and strives to be the premier source for information of that kind.  The editorial board of AJPH provides advice and direction to the journal’s editorial staff, including the editor-in-chief.  Additionally, the board defines the journal’s long-range vision, establishes policies for the publication, and ensures the journal’s quality and integrity.

Scutchfield is the Bosomworth Professor of Health Services Research and Policy in the College of Public Health. He was founding director of both the School of Public Health at UK and the UK Center for Health Services Research and Management. He has also held the administrative positions of chair of the Health Services Department and Preventive Medicine Department, and is a past associate dean of the UK College of Medicine. Additionally, Scutchfield was the founder of the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University.