Category Archives: From the Editor-in-Chief

Celebrating 25 Years of Publication

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH With the publication of the January 2019 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP), we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the journal. Our first issue in 1995 promised timely, relevant information about population-based programs and support of scientifically based innovation and reform. The first editorial announced “JPHMP is positioned to provide

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New Public Health Approaches to Infectious Disease Threats

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The November-December issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on new public health approaches to infectious disease. These important trends are crystallized in our lead editorial “Infectious Disease Threats and Opportunities for Prevention” by Benjamin J. Silk, editorial board member who leads molecular epidemiology activities at the Centers for Disease

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Introducing Backstories in Epidemiology: True Medical Mysteries

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH Introducing Backstories in Epidemiology The September-October 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice includes an article entitled “Mystery in the Pines.” It recounts a large typhoid epidemic in the Catskill Mountains written by editorial board member and former New York State health official, Gus Birkhead. This article is the first in

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July 2018: Diseases of Despair

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The editorial and first three articles of the July/August issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focus on adverse health outcomes attributable to substance abuse. The lead editorial “Deaths of Despair and Building a National Resilience Strategy” by John Auerbach, President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health, and Benjamin Miller, Chief Strategy

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The Importance of Publications by Public Health Practitioners

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The lead editorial of this March/April issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP), “The Importance of Publications by Public Health Practitioners,” emphasizes a central element of the mission of our publication. Our first editorial in January 1995 pointed to the benefits of practitioner authorship. We are redoubling our efforts to

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Jan 2018 Issue Is Now Available

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH This January/February issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice marks the beginning of our 24th year of publication and is accompanied by a supplement issue “Injury & Violence Prevention” sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Guest editors for the supplement are Sally Thigpen and Marci Herz, health

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Nov 2017 Focus: Communicable Disease

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The November/December issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, focusing on the public health aspects of communicable diseases, emphasizes new initiatives at the cutting edge of prevention, surveillance, and control. As JPHMP enters its 24th year of publication in 2018, the mission of this publication in bringing new advances to practice

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September 2017 Issue Celebrates ASTHO: Past, Present, and Future

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH This issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice contains a special section celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. This entire section, comprising five articles, is sponsored by ASTHO and the de Beaumont Foundation as open access. As described by Nancy Maddox, in 1935 after

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May 2017 Issue Focuses on Sexually Transmitted Diseases

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The May/June 2017 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has a series of articles focusing on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases including Human Papillomavirus (HPV).  As outlined in the lead editorial by Ben Truman, these articles offer practical approaches to the prevention and control of these

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March 2017 Issue of the JPHMP Features a Special Supplement

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH This issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice contains a special supplement section “New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program (NYS HNP).”  Amanda Reddy, of the National Center for Healthy Housing, and Rachel Riley, of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, have developed the supplement that addresses housing, a key

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