The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal for physicians and other health care professionals who contribute to the health of children and adolescents. The Archives provides an open forum for dialogue on a full range of clinical, scientific, advocacy, and humanistic issues relevant to the care of pediatric patients from infancy through young adulthood. The Archives is a vehicle for increased attention to adolescent health, the education of pediatric health care professionals, and disease prevention and health promotion. The Archives publishes original studies, editorials, reviews by experts, practice commentaries, case quizzes, and updates on clinical science and practice management. The Pediatric Forum provides our readers with opportunities to express their views. Archives incorporates AJDC, the oldest journal in US pediatric literature, which originated in 1911.
Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Child Health Institute
University of Washington
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Seattle, WA 98115-8160
Phone: (206) 685-3573 Fax: (206) 685-3572
Abraham Bergman, MD, Seattle, Wash
Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH, Seattle, Wash
Alain Joffe, MD, MPH, Baltimore, Md
Suzanne Shuey, Seattle, Wash
Peter Cummings, MD, MPH, Bishop, Calif
Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD, Miami, Fla
Ellen F. Crain, MD, PhD, Bronx, NY
Leona Cuttler, MD, Cleveland, Ohio
Phyllis Armelle Dennery, MD, Palo Alto, Calif
Carolyn DiGuiseppi, MD, MPH, Denver, Colo
Gary L.Freed, MD, MPH, Ann Arbor, Mich
Frances P. Glascoe, EdS, PhD, Nashville, Tenn
Gregory L. Landry, MD, Madison, Wis
Harold P. Lehmann, MD, PhD, Baltimore, Md
David Lewis, MD, Palo Alto, Calif
Susan G. Millstein, MS, PhD, San Francisco, Calif
Vaughn I. Rickert, PsyD, New York, NY
David Schonfeld, MD, New Haven, Conn
Donald F. Schwarz, MD, MPH, MBA, Philadelphia, Pa
Phillip M. Sherman, MD, FRCPC, Toronto, Ontario
Robert C. Whitaker, MD, MPH, Princeton, NJ
Book Reviews and Other Media: Abraham Bergman, MD, Seattle, Wash
Clinical Problem Solving: Abraham Bergman, MD, Seattle, Wash
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