Population Council Welcomes Landis MacKellar as Co-Editor of Population and Development Review
NEW YORK (20 March 2013) — The Population Council has named Landis MacKellar as co-editor of Population and Development Review (PDR) and senior associate. He will serve alongside fellow editor and senior associate, Geoffrey McNicoll.
Population and Development Review is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of scientific research on the relationships between population and social, economic, and environmental change. Published by the Population Council, the journal provides a forum for discussion of related issues of public policy.
Before joining the Council, MacKellar led the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis's Health and Global Change Project, which provided policy advice on pandemic influenza, international health aid, and urban health issues. MacKellar has served as executive director of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, as well as chair of the International Council for Science Planning Group, "Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment."
MacKellar brings extensive research and editorial experience, including as editor-in-chief of the international journal Population and Environment, co-author of the Cambridge University Press's Population and Climate Change, and lead author on population of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory study Human Choice and Climate Change.
MacKellar has worked extensively in scientific studies on economic, technological, and social issues involved in global change. An expert on technical and political aspects of pension and social protection reform, MacKellar was previously engaged in policy advisory work in Armenia and India for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He received both his master's in demography and PhD in regional science from the University of Pennsylvania.
"Landis's talents and broad range of interests make him well-suited to this post and I am delighted to have him as a colleague," says Geoffrey McNicoll, co-editor of PDR since 2008.
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