Cox Accepts SRA Flagship Journal Risk Analysis Editor-in-Chief Position

SRA and its Publications Committee are pleased to announce that Louis Anthony (Tony) Cox, Jr., Ph.D., has agreed to take the helm as Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of Risk Analysis.

Cox aims to make SRA’s flagship journal Risk Analysis the most-read, most-cited and highest-impact journal in the field of risk analysis and the journal of first choice for thought leaders in the field. The SRA Publications Committee and the Executive Policy Council resoundingly approved his appointment to the position. 

As EIC, Cox will work closely with the Managing Editor to oversee the peer review process for submitted manuscripts and be ultimately responsible for approving papers for publication in the journal, as well as guiding its further strategic development. The Society is also pleased to announce that Managing Editor Karen Lowrie, Ph.D., will continue in her current position. Lowrie’s competent contributions and efficiency as Managing Editor have been instrumental in the journal’s success under outgoing EIC Michael Greenberg.

Under the leadership of Greenberg, the international journal Risk Analysis grew from six to twelve issues per year and increased its Thomson Reuters impact factor from 1.73 to 2.37. As EIC, Greenberg developed a deep base of support in his highly qualified associate editors, including Cox, who has served as Area Editor for Mathematical Modeling for Risk Analysis since 2008.  In addition to significant editorial experience with the journal, Cox brings broad multidisciplinarity and a stellar track record of sound judgment, energetic commitment and demonstrated success to the position of EIC for Risk Analysis. Plans include continuing to expedite and improve the review process, relying on the journal’s strong associate editors and establishing a new advisory board, which will include former EIC Michael Greenberg and will oversee the journal’s future development.

Cox holds a Ph.D. in risk analysis (1986) and an SM in operations research from MIT (1985), plus an AB from Harvard University (1978); he is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program (1993). A Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Cox is Honorary Full Professor of Mathematics at the University of Colorado on the Faculties of the Center for Computational Mathematics and the Center for Computational Biology at the University of Colorado at Denver and is Clinical Professor of Biostatistics and Informatics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Cox has won numerous best paper awards for his mathematical modeling work, has a prodigious publication record and holds over a dozen U.S. patents on applications of artificial intelligence, signal processing, statistics and operations research in telecommunications. Cox is also President of Cox Associates and has consulted widely for both private industry and government, serving as a member of science advisory committees for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Academies.  

                                                                        Ann Bostrom, Ph.D.Chair, SRA Publications Committee