Information From the Editor-in-Chief
We have a great first issue of 2022 for you. The issue leads with a timely Review by Dr. Steven Keteyian et al on Hybrid Cardiac Rehabilitation programming. You will also find some excellent original investigations related to Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Peripheral Artery Disease, and Prevention; along with a Commentary, three Research Letters, and an Infographic. I am sure you will find this issue packed with information that will be helpful to both researchers and clinicians.
I also want to welcome two new Associate Editors to our staff, Dr. Emily Gathright and Dr. Justin Bachmann. Both had been active Editorial Board members.
-Lenny Kaminsky, PhD, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Emily Gathright is a Research Scientist at The Miriam Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Gathright completed her PhD in clinical psychology at Kent State University. Dr. Gathright researches psychological contributors to poor self-management and outcomes in cardiac populations. Her research also seeks to develop and test psychological and behavioral interventions to mitigate the impact of psychological factors on reduced self-management and associated cardiac outcomes. Dr. Gathright is currently exploring the role of personal core values in medication-taking behavior in cardiac patients. Dr. Gathright has greatly enjoyed contributing to efforts through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention to support individuals providing rehabilitation care. She looks forward to contributing to the JCRP Editorial Board to support the continued dissemination of high-quality research in the field of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
Dr. Justin Bachmann is a Staff Physician and Research Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). He obtained his MD at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine followed by a Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Cardiovascular Disease fellowship at University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Bachmann has longstanding clinical and research interests in cardiac rehabilitation and serves as Medical Director of the Dayani Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program at VUMC. As a health services researcher, Dr. Bachmann uses data science methods to study cardiac rehabilitation utilization patterns. His work has demonstrated underutilization of cardiac rehabilitation programs by Medicare beneficiaries undergoing heart transplantation as well as cardiac valve surgery. Dr. Bachmann has also studied operational interventions to increase cardiac rehabilitation enrollment, including a group enrollment and open gym system. His research has been funded by the Veterans Health Administration, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and has been published in Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.
Why I value involvement on the JCRP Editorial Board: As the home for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation-based research, JCRP offers a unique opportunity to interact with a multidisciplinary network of colleagues dedicated to this field.