Newswise — Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—January 14, 2020—ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today that Manuel Antonio Espinoza, MD, MSc, PhD has been named editor-in-chief of Value in Health Regional Issues, the official regional journal of the Society.

Dr Espinoza is an associate professor with the Department of Public Health at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. Prior to his appointment as editor-in-chief for Value in Health Regional Issues, he was serving as an associate editor for Value in Health, the Society’s flagship journal. A longtime active member of ISPOR, Dr Espinoza has held many leadership positions within the Society, including president of the Latin America Consortium, president of the Chilean Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR Chile Chapter), and director on the ISPOR Board of Directors.

In his new role as editor-in chief, Dr Espinoza will be responsible for the content strategy and editorial direction of the journal. He will work with the ISPOR editorial staff and the journal’s 3 deputy editors: Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk, PharmD, PhD, University of Utah [Asia]; Ibrahim Alabbadi, PhD, MBA, BPharm, The University of Jordan [Central and Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Africa]; and Fernando del la hoz Restrepo, PhD, MD, MSc, Universidad Nacional de Colombia [Latin America].

“ISPOR is very excited to have Dr Espinoza leading the Value in Health Regional Issues editorial team,” stated ISPOR Chief Executive Officer Nancy S. Berg. “Dr Espinoza brings a wealth of experience that will ensure that the journal continues to provide top-quality health economics and outcomes research that is relevant to the decision makers and patient populations in regional healthcare systems around the world.”



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Value in Health Regional Issues (ISSN 2212-1099) is ISPOR’s online, MEDLINE®-indexed journal that publishes articles on health-related topics that impact the health policies and populations in the following regions: 1) Asia; 2) Central and Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Africa; and 3) Latin America.
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Value in Health (ISSN 1098-3015) is an international, indexed journal that publishes original research and health policy articles that advance the field of health economics and outcomes research to help healthcare leaders make evidence-based decisions. The journal’s 2018 impact factor score is 5.037. Value in Health is ranked 4th among 81 journals in health policy and services, 5th among 98 journals in healthcare sciences and services, and 11th among 363 journals in economics. Value in Health is a monthly publication that circulates to more than 10,000 readers around the world.
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