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UMass: Faculty Named Co-Editor of New “Methods Corner” Section of AJE

Dr. Brian Whitcomb, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at UMass Amherst, and Dr. Ashley Naimi of the University of Pittsburgh, will lead a new section of the American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE) titled the “Methods Corner.” AJE recently announced the addition of this section as a regular feature of the journal to be contributed by these two associate editors.

Understanding complex current methods and novel methodologic developments in the field can be challenging. The Methods Corner is intended to address this challenge by providing insights to elucidate methodological practices, according to an AJE announcement. Each month it will include a brief refresher on either current methods or novel methodological applications. The new section is part of a journal initiative to enhance the way that AJE readers learn about and apply methodological developments by delivering a synthesis of the latest findings, potential applications, and tips for how to best utilize them.

“I’m very excited about the Methods Corner, and to be working with a great group at AJE. The Methods Corner is a natural extension of my work here at UMass, and I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to research and education in the field,” says Dr. Whitcomb.

The American Journal of Epidemiology is the oldest and one of the premier epidemiologic journals devoted to the publication of empirical research findings, opinion pieces, and methodological developments in the field of epidemiologic research.

The Methods Corner section is expected to launch in early 2020.

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