Catherine DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H., is editor-in-chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association; senior vice president, Scientific Publications and Multimedia Applications; and professor of pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. She received her M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, her M.P.H. from the Harvard Graduate School of Public Health (health services administration), and her pediatric specialty training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. DeAngelis oversees JAMA as well as nine Archives publications and JAMA-related website content. Before her appointment with JAMA, she was vice dean for academic affairs and faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and from 1994 to 2000, she was editor of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She also has been a member of the editorial boards of numerous journal. She has authored or edited 11 books on pediatrics and medical education and has published more than 200 original articles, chapters, editorials, and abstracts. Most of her recent publications have focused on conflicts of interest in medicine, on women in medicine, and on medical education. Dr. DeAngelis is a former council member of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine; is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and has served as an officer of numerous national academic societies, including past chairman of the American Board of Pediatrics and chair of the Pediatric Accreditation Council for Residency Review Committee of the American Council on Graduate Medical Education. She currently serves on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Advisory Board of the U.S. Government Accountability Office-Comptroller General.
Robert D. Fox, Ed.D., is professor emeritus of adult and higher education, Department of Educational Leadership, University of Oklahoma, and director of educational research and development, AO Foundation, Davos, Switzerland (part time). His educational background includes doctor of education in adult education, North Carolina State University, 1979; and master of science in adult education, University of Tennessee in Knoxville, 1975. His professional experience includes administrative positions in continuing education at the University of Tennessee and the University of North Carolina Greensboro, director of the Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology at the medical college of East Tennessee State University, and director of the Research Center in Continuing Professional and Higher Education at the University of Oklahoma. His academic positions as full-time faculty have included assistant and associate professor