Frank named to Preventive Medicine editorship

Erica Frank, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and in the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine, has been named co-editor in chief of the international, peer-reviewed journal Preventive Medicine.

This appointment is the latest in Frank's list of accomplishments in academic editing and in publishing her own studies. She formerly was a member of the editorial board of Preventive Medicine, and also served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine and on the publications committees of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine and the American Medical Women's Association.

"Journal editing is a natural extension of my interests as a health educator -- another way to disseminate knowledge," said Frank. She has disseminated information in a variety of media, including Lifetime Medical Television, Medical News Network and Vogue magazine.

Frank is principal investigator of the Women Physicians' Health Study and she practices preventive cardiology at The Emory Clinic and the Grady Neighborhood Health Centers.

Preventive Medicine is a scholarly journal devoted to the publication of original research in the areas of public health and preventive medicine. It is published bi-monthly by Academic Press, San Diego, under the aegis of the American Health Foundation.

- Sarah Goodwin