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Editorial Board

Michael H. Alderman, MD
Dr. Alderman graduated from Harvard College and the Yale School of Medicine, did post graduate work in Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the Cornell Medical School – New York Hospital. He is Board qualified in Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a Member of the Association of American Physicians. His academic career began at Cornell Medical
School (1968-85) where he became Professor of Medicine and Public Health.
He then chaired the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1985-1998), where he remains as Distinguished University Professor Emeritus. His research has primarily involved Clinical Epidemiologic studies to identify determinants of cardiovascular events in successfully treated participants in a Worksite Hypertension Treatment Program he initiated in 1973. He has largely focused on the relation of the renin angiotensin system and sodium intake to cardiovascular health. Dr. Alderman is a past President of the American Society of Hypertension (1996-8) and the International Society of Hypertension (2004-6). Dr. Alderman succeeded John H. Laragh, founding Editor, as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Hypertension in 2007.

Co-Executive Editors:
Theodore Kotchen, MD

Dr. Theodore Kotchen is Professor Emeritus and Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is an endocrinologist with longstanding involvement in research and patient care related to hypertension. Primarily funded by NIH, his research interests relate to the regulation of arterial pressure, nutrition and blood pressure, and mechanisms of hypertension. An underlying strategy has been translation of laboratory science into the clinical arena. He has served on a number of NIH review groups, and he has also served as a consultant to the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) at NIH. In that capacity, he assisted in evaluating the outcomes of NIH peer review of clinical research. He has been a member of several editorial boards and has served as Guest Editor for Hypertension and Section Editor for Current Hypertension Reports. Dr. Kotchen is a graduate of Harvard College. He received the MD degree from Western Reserve University and completed a fellowship in endocrinology at Yale University.

Charles T. Stier, Jr., PhD
Dr. Stier is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He earned his PhD in Pharmacology from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in 1978. He received his postdoctoral training in renal physiology in the micropuncture laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the mentorship of Carl Gottschalk, MD, and William Arendshorst, PhD. Dr. Stier's research activities have been supported by grants from the NIH, the American Heart Association, and the pharmaceutical industry. He has published over 75 papers on various vascular and renal mechanisms relevant to the control of blood pressure in normotensive and hypertensive settings. Dr. Stier has gained international recognition for establishing that pharmacological interventions that interfere with the activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system protect against development of end organ damage in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats, via a mechanism that does not depend on lowering blood pressure. Dr. Stier is a Fellow of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association and a member of many scientific organizations. Dr. Stier also has served on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Hypertension and currently is a member of the Editorial Board of Cardiovascular Drug Reviews.

Hillel W. Cohen, MPH, DrPH
Dr. Cohen is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He graduated from Columbia College and received both graduate degrees from the Columbia University School of Public Health. He has been an active researcher in the epidemiology of hypertension and cardiovascular disease for over thirty years and is a Fellow of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association. With research interests in a variety of clinical and public health areas, he is an author of over 120 peer-reviewed articles. In addition to pursuing several ongoing research projects, Dr. Cohen serves as Biostatistician for Einstein's Clinical Research Center and teaches biostatistics in Einstein's Clinical Research Training Program. He served as Statistical Editor for AJH for two years before becoming a Co-executive Editor of AJH in 2009.

Yvonne P. Raiford

John H. Laragh, MD

Leonelo Bautista, Madison, Wisconsin
M. Donald Blaufox, Bronx, New York
Hans R. Brunner, Lausanne, Switzerland
David A. Calhoun, Birmingham, Alabama
Vito M. Campese, Los Angeles, California
Bernard Cheung, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
John Cockcroft, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Allen W. Cowley, Jr., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cesare Cuspidi, Monza, Italy
Peter de Leeuw, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Giovanni De Simone, Naples, Italy
Richard Devereux, New York, New York
Satoru Eguchi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bonita Falkner, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
William H. Frishman, Valhalla, New York
Toshiro Fujita, Tokyo, Japan
John Funder, Clayton Victoria, Australia
Joey P. Granger, Jackson, Mississippi
Niels Graudal, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pavel Hamet, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Stephen B. Harrap, Parkville, Victoria, N.S.W., Australia
Ramon Hermida, Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
Kazuomi Kario, Tochigi, Japan
Frans Leenen, Ottawa, Canada
Gregory Y.H. Lip, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Alexander G. Logan, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Giuseppe Mancia, Milan, Italy
David A. McCarron, Portland, Oregon
Trefor O. Morgan, Parkville, Victoria, N.S.W, Australia
Alberto Morganti, Milan, Italy
L. Gabriel Navar, New Orleans, Louisiana
Toshiro Ogihara, Suita, Osaka, Japan
Michael F. O'Rourke, Darlinghurst, VIC, Australia

Sante D. Pierdomenico, Chieti Scalo, Italy
J. Howard Pratt, Indianapolis, Indiana
Bruce M. Psaty, Seattle, Washington
Clive Rosendorff, Bronx, New York
Esther Sabban, Valhalla, New York
Michel Safar, Paris, France
Giusseppi Schillaci, Perugia, Italy
Roland E. Schmieder, Nuremberg, Germany
James Sharman, Hobart,TAS, Australia
Kazuaki Shimamoto, Sapporo, Japan
Domenic Sica, Richmond, Virginia
Alan Sinaiko, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan A. Staessen, Leuven, Belgium
George S. Stergiou, Athens, Greece
Thomas Unger, Berlin, Germany
Paolo Verdecchia, Perugia, Italy
Massimo Volpe, Rome, Italy
Thomas Weber, Wels, Austria