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Dr. Ana Núñez Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Health Equity, a New Peer-Reviewed Journal

New Rochelle, NY, October 17, 2016 - Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is pleased to announce that Ana Núñez, MD has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Health Equity. Dr. Núñez is a Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Director of the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and Women’s Health Education Program at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Núñez and launch Health Equity with her expert leadership.

Health Equity is a new, peer reviewed, open access journal that will serve as a primary resource for organizations and individuals who serve vulnerable populations at the community, state, regional, tribal, and national levels. The Journal will be a critical and timely source of information for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers; policymakers; psychologists and social workers; educators; and researchers; among others.

Health Equity is supported by a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to ensure that it is accessible as widely as possible.
Dr. Núñez is a nationally recognized medical education and health services researcher. She has developed novel curriculum across the health professional training spectrum. In her role of Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Dr. Núñez is responsible for organizational change that promotes excellence in education, research, and patient care. She fosters collaboration of researchers, educators and community members as they discover critically needed health disparity solutions. Dr. Núñez created the Philadelphia Ujima model and network with faith-based and social service agencies. Additionally, Dr. Núñez is a practicing internist in Center City, Philadelphia.

“I am delighted to spearhead this innovative journal,” says Dr. Núñez. “We seek to have a collaborative, inter and transdisciplinary space that addresses practical interventions which will ultimately enhance the lives of patients and collectively aid in the discourse promoting health equity.”

Health Equity will be supported by an outstanding team of Associate Editors including Francisco Garcia, MD, University of Arizona; Thanakorn Jirasevijinda, MD, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Mary Kimmel, MD, University of North Carolina; Charles P. Mouton, MD, Meharry Medical College; and Michelle L. Rogers, PhD, Drexel University; and an expansive editorial board of leaders in health disparities research and practice.

Members of the editorial board in formation include Michelle Berlin, MD, MPH, Oregon Health & Science University; Ronit Elk, PhD, University of South Carolina; Samuel C. “Chris” Haffer, PhD, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Jeffrey H. Herbst, PhD, Centers for Disease Control; Debra Furr-Holden, PhD, Michigan State University; Greta Massetti, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Edith P. Mitchell, MD, Thomas Jefferson University; Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, Morehouse School of Medicine; Vyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil, MD, Stanford University; Scott D. Rhodes, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine; Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, University of Maryland; Stella L. Volpe, PhD, Drexel University; and Xinzhi Zhang, MD, PhD, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Health Equity will be the premier publication for exposing and addressing health inequities in vulnerable populations,” says Jordan L. Schilling, Director of Open Access Publishing at Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. “We are excited to have Dr. Núñez take editorship of this important new publication.”

For information on manuscript submission and to sign up for email alerts, please visit the Health Equity website.

About the Journal
Health Equity is the new peer-reviewed open access journal that meets the urgent need for authoritative information about health disparities and health equity among vulnerable populations with the goal of providing optimal outcomes and ultimately health equity for all. With coverage ranging from translational research to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease and illness, the Journal serves as a primary resource for organizations and individuals who serve these populations at the community, state, regional, tribal, and national levels. Health Equity is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

About the Publisher

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative medical and biomedical peer-reviewed journals, including Childhood Obesity, LGBT Health, Journal of Women’s Health, Transgender Health, Population Health Management, and Journal of Palliative Medicine. Its biotechnology trade magazine, GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s 80 journals, newsmagazines, and books is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.