The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) announces the appointment of Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles as the next editor-in-chief of SOPHE’s flagship journal Health Education & Behavior. Dr. Ramirez-Valles will begin the transition as editor later this year and will lead the bimonthly journal’s 45th volume beginning in January 2018.
Dr. Ramirez-Valles serves as professor and director of Community Health Sciences at the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health. He brings more than 20 years of scholarship and editorial experience working with academic and professional publications, ranging from ad-hoc reviewer, editorial board member, associate editor, and as editor of SOPHE’s journal Health Promotion Practice for the last four years. Additionally, Jesus’ experience with HE&B dates to 1997, first as an author and reviewer and later as associate editor from 2003 to 2010.
“We are extremely pleased Dr. Ramirez-Valles will assume the position as HE&B journal editor and succeed Dr. John Allegrante. Dr. Allegrante has provided seven years of outstanding scholarship and dedicated service to HE&B,” says David A. Birch, PhD, MCHES, SOPHE 2016-17 President. “With Dr. Ramirez-Valles’ leadership and vision, the journal will continue to be one of the most prominent and influential peer-reviewed publications in the field of behavioral sciences and health education.”