Dr. Maureen Lichtveld, Freeport McMoRan, chair for environmental policy and chair of the department of global environmental health sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has been appointed chair of the editorial board of the American Journal of Public Health for a three-year term beginning in November of this year.
[Photo: Dr. Maureen Lichtveld]
The editorial board of the AJPH provides oversight for the journal and its editorial function; defines the long-range vision, strategic plan, and annual priorities for the journal; establishes policies and procedures for the journal and its board; and ensures the quality and integrity of the journal.
Upon learning of her appointment, Dr. Lichtveld said, “AJPH is the signature journal in public health world-wide. Being appointed chair of the editorial board is a unique contribution to my global health research portfolio.”
“We are thrilled and also honored to learn of Maureen’s appointment as chair of the AJPH editorial board,” said Dr. Pierre Buekens, dean of the school. “I know she will provide the same high level of commitment that she always demonstrates in her leadership roles here at Tulane.”
The AJPH has been in publication for over 100 years and publishes original work in research, research methods, and evidence-based practice innovations in the field of public health.