Transforming Preventive Medicine Science, Practice, Education, and Policy

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine is celebrating their 20-year history.

The Issue: Looking back at the American Journal of Preventive Medicine’s history, this article includes reflections from the Associate Editors of AJPM’s four main categories: policy, education, practice, and international preventive medicine.

Key Findings

  • Associate Editor for Science Steve Woolf notes AJPM’s commitment to scientific research in health promotion and disease prevention has helped solidify the journal’s renowned reputation and stature in the field.

  • Associate Editor for Policy Tracy Orleans states that AJPM contributions to the science of policy-focused prevention have contributed to building a field of prevention policy research.

  • Past and Current Associate Editors for Practice Beverly Green, Sue Curry, and Robert S. Thompson conclude that AJPM’s commitment to publishing guidelines, cutting-edged articles, and in-depth supplements has made it an important forum for sharing information and knowledge.

  • International Associate Editor Adrian Bauman notes AJPM’s ability to extend its relevance beyond a primary “American” audience to an international audience that can learn from one another.

As AJPM’s editorial team, including Drs. Patrick, Scutchfield, and Waalen, ends its 19-year tenure, this article examines the ways in which AJPM has contributed to the field from the viewpoint of the journal’s associate editors.