Editor insights: Publishing interdisciplinary research

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This event will provide an introduction to publishing interdisciplinary research, education, practice, and policy with insight. Two of our editors, who are from a journal that have an international and interdisciplinary remit, led this event.

    This event continues the Taylor & Francis Researcher Webinar Series 2023.

    About the speakers

    Dr. Judith Howe holds a PhD in social welfare and a Master of Public Administration, and is Professor in the Departments of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is also the Associate Director/Education at the Bronx VA Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center.

    Dr. Howe’s background in public administration, social welfare, and gerontology brings an interdisciplinary perspective to her education, research, mentoring, and program development work. She has received substantial funding from DHHS/HRSA and the VA Office of Rural Health to develop, disseminate and evaluate programs to expand the geriatrics workforce, including a large national program for rural VA healthcare staff. Her scholarship has produced peer-reviewed papers, chapters and edited books on gerontological social work, interdisciplinary education and team training.

    Dr. Howe’s elected positions have included President of the National Association for Geriatric Education and President of the State Society on Aging of NY. She has served in multiple roles in the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), including the Executive and Program Committees. As President and then Chair of the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), she navigated AGHE’s integration with GSA. While Editor-in-Chief of Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, she led the growth of the journal, resulting in significant international and evidence-based contributions to the field. Dr. Howe is a Fellow in GSA, AGHE and the New York Academy of Medicine. She is Vice President of GSA, followed by terms as President and Chair of the Board of Directors.

    Dr. Anthony Kong holds a PhD in speech and hearing sciences, specialized in aphasiology. He is the Head of Academic Unit of Human Communication, Development, and Information Sciences (CDIS) and Director of Aphasia Research and Therapy (ART) Laboratory at The University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Academy of Aphasia. In 2013, he also received the ASHA Recognition for Outstanding Contribution in International Achievement.

    Dr. Kong is trained as a speech-language pathologist, and his research interests include stroke-induced aphasia, discourse analyses, and neurogenic communication disorders in multilingual speakers. His research has received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Hong Kong Government, and multiple (inter)national universities and private foundations.

    Over the years, he has developed several clinically-oriented language and cognitive assessment tools/batteries of Chinese speakers with aphasia. Dr. Kong was elected as Vice Chairperson of the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists (2004-07). As a world-renowned scholar in communication sciences and disorders, he serves and served as Consultant/Advisor to provide research, clinical, and/or professional consultations to many (inter)national agencies, such as Aphasia United, Project BRIDGE (Building Research Initiatives by Developing Group Effort, USA), the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, and the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation.

    Alyse Taggart has worked at Taylor & Francis for 5 years and is a Portfolio Manager for the Mental Health list, specializing in gerontology, counselling, religion, and psychiatry. She works directly with editors and societies to support them in journal publishing and maximize the impact of research. 

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    The speakers

    Dr. Judith Howe

    Co-Editor-in-Chief of Cogent Gerontology

    Dr. Anthony Kong

    Co-Editor-in-Chief of Cogent Gerontology

    Alyse Taggart

    Portfolio Manager for Behavioral Sciences at Taylor & Francis

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