JAMA Network names new editor in chief of JAMA Network Open

March 20, 2024

Eli Perencevich, M.D., M.S., has been named the Editor in Chief of JAMA Network Open.

Chicago, March 20, 2024 – Eli Perencevich, M.D., M.S., has been named the Editor in Chief of JAMA Network Open. Dr. Perencevich is the Associate Chair for Clinical and Health Services Research and Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and the Director of the Center for Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) at the Iowa City VA Medical Center.

With over 20 years of experience studying the epidemiology and outcomes of hospital-acquired infections using mathematical models, large administrative databases and multicenter clinical trials, Dr. Perencevich is an international leader in infectious disease, epidemiology, and health services and outcomes research.

He has significant experience studying the comparative effectiveness of infectious disease treatment and prevention strategies. He has supported and mentored researchers for more than 20 years and has more than 300 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Perencevich is one of the founding Associate Editors of JAMA Network Open and succeeds Frederick P. Rivara, M.D., M.P.H., who is the founding Editor in Chief of JAMA Network Open.

“I look forward to embarking on this new role as the next editor in chief of JAMA Network Open,” said Dr. Perencevich. “My vision is that JAMA Network Open will be a sounding board for clinicians, investigators, and policy makers across all health disciplines.”

Dr. Perencevich will assume this position on July 1, 2024. JAMA Network Open is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, general medical journal that publishes research on clinical care, innovation in health care, health policy, and global health across all health disciplines and countries. JAMA Network Open has an overall acceptance rate of 15% and has wide global reach with 30 million article views per year and an impact factor of 13.8.

“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Perencevich as the next Editor in Chief of JAMA Network Open,” said Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S., editor in chief of JAMA and the JAMA Network. “JAMA Network Open has seen success and growth since its inception. I look forward to working with Dr. Perencevich and am confident that his expertise, experience, and vision for international research in clinical care will be a tremendous asset to JAMA Network Open authors and readers.”

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