F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD
Dr. Scutchfield was the initial incumbent in the Peter P. Bosomworth Professorship in Health Services Research and Policy at the University of Kentucky. He held faulty appointments in the College of Public Health and the College of Medicine, where he is now Emeritus. He currently serves as a Faculty Fellow in the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky. He received his MD degree from the University of Kentucky, where he was elected to AOA medical honor society. He completed post graduate medical education at Northwestern University, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Kentucky. Dr. Scutchfield is a diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and was, from 1972 to 1985 a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice.
He holds fellowships in both the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American Academy of Family Practice. He holds honorary doctoral degrees from Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Pikeville. He was one of the founders of the College of Community Health Science at the University of Alabama and founded the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University, he founded the school, now college, of public health at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Scutchfield has held many national positions in professional organizations, including President of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and received several awards from those organizations, including the American Medical Association’s Distinguished Service Award. He is a skilled editor and has served as editor, guest editor and on the editorial board of many journals. He is the author of over 200 referred papers, book chapters, and technical reports and has edited several books. He has consulted broadly both in the US and abroad.
Dr. Scutchfield has no competing editorial or research interests regarding his role as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Appalachian Health.
Senior Associate Editor
Erin Haynes, DrPH, MS
Erin Haynes is a Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati. She received her master’s degree in Toxicology from the University of Cincinnati and Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Molecular Epidemiology in Children’s Environmental Health training program at the University of Cincinnati before joining UC as faculty in Environmental Health. Dr. Haynes’ primary research interest is to conduct community engaged environmental health research. She grew up in rural Appalachian Ohio and is passionate about working with rural communities to address their environmental health research questions. She is the Director of the Community Outreach and Engagement Core within the NIEHS Environmental Health Center and the Co-Director of the Community Engagement Core within the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training.
Dr. Haynes has no competing editorial or research interests regarding her role as Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Appalachian Health.
Director of Knowledge Management
Robert M. Shapiro II, MALS (PhD student)
Robert M. Shapiro II is a visiting assistant professor in the School of Information Science and a doctoral candidate in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky. He received his Master of Arts in Library Science from the University of Kentucky and his BA in philosophy and religion from Appalachian State University. Prior to his current position Mr. Shapiro served as the Public Health Librarian and Assistant Director for Research, Education, and Clinical Services at the University of Kentucky Medical Center Library. In this position, he helped establish and manage Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, an open access, rapid dissemination journal. His research interests lie at the confluence of information science, public health, and communication science.
Mr. Shapiro has no competing editorial or research interests regarding his role as Director of Knowledge Management with the Journal of Appalachian Health.
Charlotte S. Seidman, FNP, MHS, MPH, ELS (Editor in the Life Sciences)
Charlotte recently retired after more than 50 years as a nurse (including duty in Vietnam as an Army nurse), nurse practitioner, clinical researcher, university faculty, and medical editor; for 15 years with Dr. Abram Benenson editing Control of Communicable Diseases in Man for the American Public Health Association, then with Drs. Kevin Patrick and Doug Scutchfield for 20 years with the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Her proudest accomplishments are her kids, Laura and Michael, and her community work with the PTA, AAUW, and local charities.
She is currently the sole proprietor of Seidman Writing, an education, training, and consulting service for all aspects of writing and editing.
Ms. Seidman has no competing editorial or research interests regarding her role as managing editor of the Journal of Appalachian Health.