Dr. Michelle R. Munson Appointed to Journal of Adolescent Health Editorial Board
By NYU Silver Communications OfficeAug 15, 2022
Professor Michelle R. Munson has been appointed to a three-year term on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Adolescent Health starting on September 1, 2022.
Dr. Munson, who additionally serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Emerging Adulthood, is a widely published and internationally recognized expert in mental health services and interventions for adolescents and young adults. Her research seeks to understand how society’s structural conditions and social relationships, through both verbal and non-verbal communication, shape young adults’ decisions to seek (or not seek) professional mental health services. Her research and scholarship also seeks to refine, adapt, and test engagement and treatment interventions for adolescents and young adults with serious mental health conditions.
Dr. Munson is also the Director of NYU Silver’s Youth and Young Adult Mental Health Group (YYAMH-G), a group of invested partners dedicated to understanding the transition to adulthood among vulnerable populations of youth and young adults, and learning how to make the transition more successful for more young people. She has served as Saul Z. Cohen Chair in Child and Family Mental Health at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, New York City’s largest provider of health and human services and has provided consultation to mentoring researchers, policy-makers and program designers, and mental health services and interventions researchers. She has been an invited expert reviewer for grants submitted to the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation, and was also an invited reviewer for the Institute of Medicine’s state-of- the-art report entitled “Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults.”
Established in 1980 by the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, the Journal of Adolescent Health is a multidisciplinary scientific journal dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults. According to Clarivate Journal Citation Reports, it ranks in the top ten among pediatrics journals and developmental psychology journals in both Journal Impact Factor and Journal Citation Indicator.