American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry (AJO) is a bimonthly peer-reviewed journal published by the American Psychological Association (APA).

AJO is dedicated to informing public policy and professional practice and to the expansion of knowledge relating to mental health and human development from a multidisciplinary and inter-professional perspective.

As the principal publication of the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice, AJO reflects the Alliance’s goal of informing policy, practice, and research concerning behavioral health, social justice, and wellbeing. Consistent with that mission, the journal publishes articles that clarify, challenge, or reshape the prevailing understanding of factors in the prevention and correction of injustice and in the sustainable development of a humane and just society.

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Symposia Editor

Jill D. McLeigh 
Children's Health, Dallas, TX

Articles Editor

William D. Spaulding 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Senior Editors

Oscar A. Barbarin 
University of Maryland, College Park

Gary B. Melton 
University of Colorado School of Medicine and University of Virginia

Editorial Assistant

Sharon Crout 
Clemson University

Editorial Board

Elisabeth Backe-Hansen 
Norweigian Institute for Social Research

Ellen Bassuk 
Center For Social Innovation, Needham, MA

Rami Benbenishty 
Bar Ilan University

John Brekke 
University of Southern California

Kendell Coker 
University of New Haven 

Cyleste C. Collins 
Cleveland State University

Heather Corliss 
San Diego State University

Christopher F. Drescher 
Augusta University

Amy L. Dworsky 
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Eric Elbogen 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Joyce Epstein 
Johns Hopkins University

Eric Evans 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln     

Larry M. Gant 
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Virginia Gil-Rivas
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Devon Emerson Hinton
Harvard Medical School 

Debra Hope 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Matthew Howard 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Iheoma Iruka 
University of Nebraska

Ryan P. Kilmer 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Mimi M. Kim 
Duke University

Ibrahim Aref Kira 
Center for Cumulative Trauma Studies

Roger Levesque
Indiana University

Terri Lewis 
University of Colorado

Nancy Liu 
University of California, Berkeley

Bob Lonne 
University of New England

Brinton Lykes 
Boston College

Kathryn Magruder 
Medical University of South Carolina

Michael McCart 
Oregon Social Learning Center


James McDonell
Clemson University

David Moxley 
University of Alaska Anchorage

Virginia Murphy-Berman 
Skidmore College

Kim Oates
University of Sydney

Ellen Olshansky 
University of Southern California

Kenneth Pargament 
Bowling Green State University

Sita G. Patel
Palo Alto University

Gilbert Reyes 
Fielding Graduate University

Stefan E. Schulenberg 
The University of Mississippi

Anna Skosireva 
University of Ottawa

Victor Strasburger 
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Cris Sullivan 
Michigan State University

Tony Tan 
University of South Florida

Martie P. Thompson 
Clemson University

Luis Vargas 
University of New Mexico

 Weijun Wang
University of Buffalo