Announcing Dr Kenneth Mayer as new Editor-in-Chief of JIAS

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We are delighted to announce Dr Kenneth Mayer as a new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS).

Dr Mayer, who joined the JIAS Editorial Board in 2016, has co-authored more than 800 peer-reviewed publications. Among his other accomplishments, he is the founding Medical Research Director of Fenway Health and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, a member of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) scientific advisory board and a member of the International AIDS Society (IAS) Governing Council.

Ken trained in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital (1977-80) and in Infectious Diseases and Molecular Epidemiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (1980-83). At Fenway Health, he created a community health research programme that now has an international reputation for its capability to conduct community-based research.

He is currently a Professor at Harvard Medical School, a Professor in Global Health and Population at the Harvard TC Chan School of Public Health, and Attending Physician and Director of HIV Prevention Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Since 1994, he has been a Principal Investigator of National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded HTVN, HPTN, MTN and ATN clinical trials units, focusing on bio-behavioural HIV prevention research.

Previously he has served on the national boards of amfAR, HIVMA and GLMA, was a member of the CDC/HRSA HIV/AIDS Advisory Committee, and is currently a member of the IAS Governing Council. He serves on the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board and the PCORI Health Disparities Advisory Board.

Ken will be joining the JIAS co-Editors-in-Chief, Susan Kippax and Papa Salif Sow. Please join us in welcoming Ken Mayer to the JIAS team.

For more information, read the full press release here.

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