BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Global Advances in Health and Medicine today announced the appointment of Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Robert Saper, MD, MPH, as the journal’s new co-editors-in-chief, forming the first interdisciplinary leadership team for the journal. Additionally, Avery Stirratt has joined Global Advances in Health and Medicine as president and publisher.
Dr. Kreitzer is the founder and director of the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota and has more than 40 years of leadership and expertise in healthcare. In addition to her roles as nurse, teacher, healthcare administrator, and researcher, she is an internationally recognized pioneer and innovator in the field of integrative health and well-being.
Dr. Saper is the director of The Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Care Disparities at Boston Medical Center and associate professor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He has more than 25 years of experience integrating evidence-based complementary therapies such as yoga, massage, and relaxation techniques with conventional medicine.
"It is an honor and privilege to provide leadership to this unique journal that aspires to create a comprehensive communications platform that will advance health and well-being around the globe. Dr. Saper and I are drawn to the vision of the journal and the opportunity to build a worldwide community of health professionals committed to this vision," Dr. Kreitzer said.
Avery Stirratt is a senior media executive with 25 years’ management experience with a wide range of companies, from iconic brands (Forbes, Newsweek) to foundations and new business ventures.
Drs. Kreitzer and Saper and Mr. Stirratt bring valuable experience and insight to the journal. Their contributions will be evident beginning with the January 2015 issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine.
About Global Advances in Health and Medicine
Global Advances in Health and Medicine was founded in 2011. Its mission is to create a global multimedia communications platform that catalyzes whole person and whole systems care and healing. www.gahmj.com.
Michele Mittelman, RN, MPH
Co-founder and CEO