Author Support

JAFSCD endeavors to support new authors, increase collaboration between researchers and professionals in the field, and create professional development opportunities for all folks working on food systems issues. The JAFSCD Author Support Team is led by Bryan Sobel.

Bryan Sobel portraitBryan Sobel, Senior Program Officer, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future 

Bryan brings wide experience as a systems practitioner in program implementation, production agriculture, research, and extension. While working on his master's degree at Cornell University, he focused on the connection between public health messaging and small farm enterprise viability. Bryan came to the Center for a Livable Future after nearly a decade working in international development program implementation that included long-term stays in Haiti, Senegal, and Bangladesh. His work has focused on the public health impacts of food systems, including food safety, integrated pest management, innovative communication technologies, micronutrients, and agroecology. 

Brian manages two programs to support authors:

The Consulting Editor Program is for experienced authors whose native language is not English.

The Author Mentor Program is for new scholars or non-academic authors who need help in structuring their manuscript and preparing it for peer review.