Editors

Editor-in-Chief:

Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

Deputy Editors:

Lynnezy Gibson, M.D., Newport Beach, CA,USA

Wai Hong (Kevin) Lo, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA

Associate Editors:

Chiledom A. Ahaghotu, M.D., Ph.D, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA

Joan Reede, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., M.B.A., Boston, MA, USA

Augustus White, M.D., Ph.D., Boston, MA, USA

Statistical Reviewer:

Chia-Ling Kuo, Ph.D.; UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA

Editorial Board:

Shervin Assari, M.D., M.P.H., Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; Linda Barry, M. D. University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut; Joseph Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H., Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Cedric Bright, M.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Carolyn Britton, M.D., M.S., Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; Michael W. Byrd, M.D., M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA; Donna Christensen, M.D., U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.,USA; Linda Clayton, M.D., M.P.H, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA; Julian D. Ford, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA; James Gavin III, M.D., Ph.D., Emory University of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA; George Hill, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA; Rodney Hood, M.D., Cobb-NMA Institute, Silver Spring, MD, USA; Marja M. Hurley, M.D.,University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA; Sonja Hutchins, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA; Edith Irby-Jones, M.D., University of Arkansas School of Medicine, Little Rock, AR, USA; Camara P. Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA; Lovell Jones, Ph.D, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA; Thomas LaVeist, Ph.D., John Hopkins University of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA; Michael Lenoir, M.D., University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA; Robert Like, M.D., M.S., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA; Edith Mitchell, M.D., Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Randall Morgan, M.D., M.B.A., Sarasota Orthopedic Associates, Sarasota FL, USA; Roderic Pettigrew, M.D., Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA; Vivian Pinn, M.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA; Griffin Rodgers, M.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD, USA; John Ruffin, M.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA; David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA; Brian Smedley, Ph.D., Health Policy Institute, Washington, DC, USA; Anne E. Sumner, M.D., Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity Branch, NIDDK, Bethesda, MD, USA; Richard Allen Williams, M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Gail Wyatt, Ph.D., David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Young Researcher Editorial Board:

Noé Rubén Chávez, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA; Sirry Alang, M.A., M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA; Mary-Katherine Smith, DrPH, M.P.H., MCHES, A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO, USA