Caroline Richardson M.D., the Dr. Max and Buena Lichter Research Professor and associate chair for research programs and nationally recognized leader in primary care research, has been appointed editor of Annals of Family Medicine, the highest-ranked primary care research journal worldwide.
Richardson will lead the journal in its mission to advance knowledge essential to understanding and improving health and primary care. Most recently she was associate editor of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and co-director of the University of Michigan National Clinical Scholars Program.
Richardson succeeds William R. Phillips, MD, MPH, who has served as editor since founding editor Kurt Stange, MD, PhD, of Case Western Reserve University stepped aside in January 2019. Stange was instrumental in shaping the journal, which is among the top 20 general and internal medicine journals worldwide.
According to Richelle Koopman, MD, MS, president of Annals of Family Medicine, Inc., “Dr. Richardson is a scholar, a strategist, an inspiring leader, and a diplomat. Beyond preserving what has made Annals the research powerhouse that Dr. Stange built over the past 17 years, we are excited about the new perspectives that Dr. Richardson brings to advance Annals’ learning community of researchers, clinicians, and policy makers.”
“It is an honor to have been selected to lead the Annals of Family Medicine,” said Richardson, “and it is a privilege to build on the tradition of excellence that Dr. Stange and his team have established. The journal will continue to publish high-quality original research that advances the science of family medicine. And, as the academic publishing environment continues to change, we have some exciting plans to increase engagement with journal content through social media.”
Congratulations Dr. Richardson! The current issue and all back issues of the Annals of Family Medicine and submission details can be found at http://www.annfammed.org/. Follow the Annals of Family Medicine on Twitter @AnnFamMed.