Dentzer leaves Health Affairs, replaced by founding editor Iglehart

Susan Dentzer has stepped down as editor of influential policy journal Health Affairs and will be replaced on an interim basis by Founding Editor John Iglehart.

In a press release issued Friday, Health Affairs gave the usual, vague reason: Dentzer is “leaving to pursue a new opportunity.” Her brief Wikipedia entry says Dentzer “stepped down abruptly on April 11, 2013.”

I know no more than that, though the press release suggests it wasn’t acrimonious.”We thank Susan Dentzer for her contributions and wish her well in her new endeavor,” Project HOPE President and CEO Dr. John P. Howe III said in the release. Project HOPE publishes Health Affairs.

Iglehart returns after a nearly six-year absence. He retired in 2007 after leading the editorial side of Health Affairs since its inception in 1981. The journal says he will be working with Executive Editor Donald Metz and Executive Publisher Jane Hiebert-White to find a new editor.