Women's Health Issues Welcomes New Editorial Board Members

February 24, 2020

Head shots of Kevin Frick, Jodie Katon, and Alina Salganicoff

Women's Health Issues is pleased to announce two new editorial board members and one member who is taking on additional responsibilities. Kevin D. Frick, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, has taken on a new role as an associate editor after more than a decade as an editorial board member; Jodie Katon, PhD, MS, of the University of Washington School of Public Health and VA Puget Sound Health Care System, is a new editorial board member; and Alina Salganicoff, PhD, of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, is a new associate editor. Women’s Health Issues is the official journal of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, which is based at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University.

Kevin D. Frick, PhD, is professor and vice dean for education at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, where he leads the Carey Office of Education and teaches frameworks for analyzing health care markets. He has worked extensively with student groups including Women in Business and Out for Business (focusing on the LGBTQ community). He also holds an appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Much of his research has focused on measuring costs associated with diseases or the cost-effectiveness of new treatments, care systems, or community-based interventions. One area of study is the costs faced by breast cancer patients and how those costs can affect health outcomes. He first joined the Women's Health Issues editorial board in 2007, will now be serving as an associate editor.

Jodie Katon, PhD, MS, is a research assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health and a core investigator at the Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation, VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Her research interests and experiences focus on reproductive health and health equity. Her HSR&D Career Development Award seeks to understand veterans' access, utilization, and outcomes of VA maternity care in order to identify modifiable risk factors and acceptable virtual care strategies for enhancing care and improving outcomes of pregnant veterans. Dr. Katon is also the Co-PI of a study titled “Understanding Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Uterine Fibroid Outcomes Among Women Veterans” (URISE) and co-leads the VA HSR&D Reproductive Health Work Group. She received a Charles E. Gibbs Prize honorable mention for her 2012 Women's Health Issues study on weight loss attempts in women with and without a history of gestational diabetes.

Alina Salganicoff, PhD, is Senior Vice President and Director of Women’s Health Policy at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, where her work focuses on health coverage and access to care for women, with an emphasis on challenges facing underserved women throughout their lifespan. Widely regarded as an expert on women’s health policy, Dr. Salganicoff has written and lectured extensively on health care access and financing for low-income women. She has served on numerous federal, state, and non-profit advisory committees focusing on improving the quality of and access to health care for women, including the HHS Office on Women’s Health, AHRQ, HRSA, CDC, and the VA. She has also served on National Academy committees that have issued landmark reports on women’s health research, preventive services for women, and abortion quality and safety. She currently is a member of the Advisory Panel of ACOG’s Women’s Preventive Services Initiative, the Public Policy Advisory Committee of Power to Decide, and the Advisory Board of the Hope and Grace Initiative for women’s mental health. She joins the editorial board as an associate editor.

"Women's Health Issues is fortunate to have these three accomplished scholars lending their knowledge and perspective to our editorial board," said Amita Vyas, Editor-in-Chief of the journal and Associate Professor of Prevention and Community Health at Milken Institute SPH. "Their expertise in policy-relevant research and public discourse about women's health will be an asset as we work to ensure that the policies and practices affecting women's health are patient-centered and equitable."