Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH, named Editor in Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine

Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH (2016-2017 Fellow) has been named Editor in Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine, effective July 1, 2023. She previously served as an Associate Editor at JAMA Network Open. Dr. Inouye succeeds Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, who has been Editor in Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine since 2009.

Dr. Inouye is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair and Director of the Aging Brain Center, Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife. Dr. Inouye is an internationally recognized leader in internal medicine, geriatrics, and aging research, and has made a significant impact on health and medicine through her seminal research in cognitive disorders of aging, including delirium and dementia, and through her leadership in health innovation. She has combined her clinical acumen with expertise in epidemiology, public health and public policy, to revolutionize the way we provide clinical care for older adults. She developed an innovative and cost-effective approach proven to prevent delirium and falls in older persons, the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), implemented in hundreds of hospitals worldwide.

“I am truly excited to become the next editor in chief of JAMA Internal Medicine. I hope to build on the tremendous foundation provided by Dr. Rita Redberg and her team,” said Dr. Inouye. “My vision is that JAMA Internal Medicine will provide a voice and sounding board for the internal medicine community worldwide. I believe the journal will provide the essential evidence and knowledge base to advance the field of medicine, to influence practice and policy globally, and to improve public health for all.”

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