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Kerry O’Rourke

Kerry O’Rourke began her career as a newspaper reporter and worked for several papers, including The Baltimore Sun. She made the transition to medical publishing, a field she finds challenging and rewarding. At Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (now Wolters Kluwer) in Baltimore, she served as senior managing editor for the newsletter group and then as a publisher for society-owned journals. Her portfolio included Psychosomatic Medicine, Genetics in Medicine, and Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Since moving to Chicago, she has been senior managing editor at the American Academy of Pediatrics where she managed Pediatrics as well as the Pediatrics Review and Education Program (PREP). She also was the director of publishing at the American College of Sports Medicine where she managed four journals and 35 books in medicine and allied health. Most recently, she was senior managing editor at KWF Editorial Services, which provides peer-review management to scholarly journals. Kerry recently earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.