The Journal owes a special debt to the members of its Editorial Board. In accepting the Editors’ invitation to serve, these colleagues agree to take on an extra measure of responsibility for the welfare of the Journal. They provide many of our manuscript reviews (sometimes under tight deadlines), they write most of our book reviews, and they select the annual winner of the Rothman Epidemiology Prize. Beyond that, they serve as our deputies in the field, helping to communicate our mission and providing us with feedback on the Journal’s effectiveness.
With the turn of the New Year, we give special thanks to 5 who are rotating off our Board. Completing their terms are Hans-Olov Adami, Raymond Neutra, Jørn Olsen, Neil Pearce, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos. The latter 4 carry the added distinction of having served on the Journal’s board since its founding in January 1990. To all 5, we say many thanks for your years of generous service to Epidemiology.
Starting new 5-year terms on our Board are Ben Armstrong (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Jouni Jaakkola (University of Birmingham, UK), Elio Riboli (International Agency for Research on Cancer), Isabelle Romeiu (National Institute of Public Health, Mexico City), and Meir Stampfer (Harvard University). Although they have big shoes to fill, these 5 have already proven themselves as effective reviewers and knowledgeable experts in their field. We are confident that our readers will benefit from the talent and energy these new members bring to our Board.
“The chief aim of science is not to open a door to infinite wisdom but to set a limit to infinite error.”
Bertolt Brecht, Galileo (1940)