HOP Faculty Serves on Editorial Boards and Department of Defense Review Panel

 Mildred Maldonado-Molina, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, has accepted an invitation to serve on the editorial board for Prevention Science, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes research articles on a range of health and social issues, such as substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, violence, accidents, teenage pregnancy and obesity, among others. In addition, Maldonado-Molina, who is also a faculty member in the Institute for Child Health Policy at the University of Florida, will serve a second term on the editorial board of Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, which publishes peer-reviewed articles on the psychological aspects of addictive behaviors. The journal is ranked among the top 10 of the 36 journals in the substance abuse field.

“As an editorial board member, I’m looking forward to contributing to the peer-review process by sharing my expertise in prevention methodology and advancing the field’s commitment to improving health through truly innovative research,” Maldonado-Molina said.

Maldonado-Molina also was invited to serve as a grant reviewer on the Comprehensive Universal Prevention/Health Promotion Interventions (CUP/HPI) Award peer-review panel at the Department of Defense. The panel reviews grant proposals for research focused on the prevention and treatment of psychological health issues that affect service members and veterans.