Dr. Katrina Walsemann, associate professor of health promotion, education, and behavior, at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, has been invited to join the editorial board of Social Science & Medicine as an advisory editor, a leading interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for disseminating international social science research on health.
[Photo: Dr. Katrina Walsemann]
Social Science & Medicine publishes materials from a wide range of social sciences disciplines (e.g., economics, epidemiology, anthropology, psychology, geography, policy, sociology). Content stems from professions concerned with physical and mental health, health care, health policy and organization, and clinical practice.
As an advisory editor, Dr. Walsemann will provide opinions on complex editorial decisions regarding manuscripts and their revisions. She will also be responsible for providing advice, support and criticism to help fulfill the mission of the journal as well as identifying and recommending other experts who are well-qualified to review certain manuscripts. During the three-year appointment, Dr. Walsemann will be asked to share her views and ideas for improvement of the journal.
“Social Science & Medicine is one of the best journals for publishing work that examines the social determinants of health, so I am really looking forward to serving on the editorial board and supporting its mission,” she says.
Dr. Walsemann is a regular contributor to Social Science & Medicine and has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the journal since 2011. Her research focuses on understanding how early life experiences can influence health and health inequities across the life course according to factors such as gender, race, and class. She is particularly interested in the ways that institutionalized discrimination can influence physical and mental health during adolescence and the transition to adulthood.