Editor-in-Chief Bushardt to Retire from JAAPA Board

Harrison Reed to Serve as Acting Editor-in-Chief as Search Begins

December 20, 2019

Reamer Bushardt, PharmD, PA-C, DFAAPA
Reamer Bushardt, PharmD, PA-C, DFAAPA. Photo credit: The George Washington University

After serving the Journal of the American Academy of PAs for nine years as Editor-in-Chief, Reamer L. Bushardt, PharmD, PA-C, DFAAPA, will retire from the JAAPA board at the end of June. Bushardt is professor and senior associate dean at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences , a clinical and translational scientist in the Children’s National Health System, and principal investigator of the GW Health Careers Opportunity Program in Washington, D.C. He has practiced clinically for 17 years in primary care across rural health and academic medical center settings.

“JAAPA is a critical member resource and benefit to more than 60,000 PAs. We’re grateful for Reamer’s commitment to serving PAs in his role as JAAPA Editor-in-Chief over the past nine years,” said Daniel Pace, AAPA chief strategy officer and vice president of education and research. “He has served with integrity, passion and humor, and we will miss his leadership.”

Bushardt published his first article in JAAPA in 2005 and became the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief in 2011. He was integral during the transition of JAAPA’s publishers from Haymarket to Wolters Kluwer in 2014. Under his leadership, JAAPA became an indexed journal in 2016, receiving the esteemed impact factor (IF) ranking, which has been steadily increasing. Since 2013, JAAPA has won numerous prestigious national publishing awards including FOLIO, APEX, and ASHPE awards. Bushardt’s contributions have supported JAAPA being cited as the top PA journal and raised the journal’s visibility nationally and globally.

“Serving as JAAPA’s editor has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I am especially grateful for the connections this work has allowed me to make with talented, inspiring PA writers, readers, and reviewers all over the country,” said Bushardt. “I cannot wait to see what the journal’s next editor has in store for us, and let me share my heartfelt appreciation to the editorial board and the AAPA for their support and constant faith in me.”

Harrison Reed
Harrison Reed, MMSc, PA-C

Bushardt will serve as Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, beginning in January and conclude his tenure with the editorial board at the end of June 2020. Harrison Reed, MMSc, PA-C, assistant professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and associate editor for JAAPA, will serve as Acting Editor-in-Chief. Bushardt and Reed will work together to ensure seamless transition of journal and editorial board leadership. AAPA will work with Wolters Kluwer to begin a search process for JAAPA’s next editor-in-chief. A farewell editorial by Bushardt appears in the January issue of JAAPA. Read a preview here.

JAAPA board members whose term begins January 1, 2020, include:

  • Reamer Bushardt, PharmD, PA-C, DFAAPA – Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
  • Richard Dehn, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA – Research Editor
  • Christine Everett, PhD, PA-C, MPH – Deputy Research Editor (Appointed in November 2018)
  • Tanya Gregory, PhD – Medical Humanities Editor (Appointed in March 2019)
  • Zachary Hartsell, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA – Clinical Editor
  • Amy Klingler, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA – Senior Clinical Editor
  • Tricia Marriott, PA-C, MPAS, MJ, CHC, DFAAPA – PA Practice Editor (Appointed in June 2019)
  • Brian Maurer, PA-C – Clinical Editor
  • Perri Morgan, PhD, PA-C – Policy Editor (Appointed in June 2019)
  • Alicia Quella, PhD, MPAS, PA-C – Clinical Editor
  • Harrison Reed, MMSc, PA-C – Acting Editor-in-Chief

Contact Daniel Pace, AAPA chief strategy officer and vice president of education and research, at [email protected] or Kristin Culverwell, AAPA director, education partnerships and strategy, [email protected] with questions.