Dr. Arch G. Mainous III, chair of the department of health services research, management and policy at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, has been named to a three-year term on the editorial advisory board of BMJ Open, the open-access sister journal of BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal).
The journal considers papers addressing research questions in clinical medicine, public health, and epidemiology, as well as studies in health services research, health economics, surgery, qualitative research, research methods, medical education, medical publishing, and any other field that directly addresses patient outcomes or the practice and delivery of health care.
In his research Dr. Mainous has focused on improving the delivery of health care by attempting to improve detection of disease and providing the right care for the right individual. He has conducted a variety of studies on conditions commonly presenting in primary care, including respiratory infections, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and iron disorders. He is the deputy editor of the journal Family Medicine and is on the editorial boards of the Annals of Family Medicine and Quality in Primary Care.