About the Newsletter

The AAAP News is a publication distributed to members of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. The newsletter is also distributed at various national conventions and to potential AAAP members. The AAAP News is published three times a year: Winter, Summer and Fall.

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Meet the Editors

Jonathan C. Lee, MD

Jonathan C. Lee, MD


Dr. Jonathan C. Lee graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in music. He completed his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed residency in combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lee is currently the Medical Director at the Farley Center in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dr. Lee is board certified in Internal Medicine, General Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatric Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine in East Carolina University and Assistant Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

J. David Stiffler, MD

J. David Stiffler, MD

Assosicate Editor

Dr. Stiffler graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology from The Pennsylvania State University and received his M.D. from The Pennsylvania
State University College of Medicine in 2010. After completing residency training at New York University where he was chief resident, he went on to complete a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at New York University. Since then, Dr. Stiffler has remained on the faculty at New York University School of Medicine where he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Medical Director of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic. He is board certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Corneliu N. Stanciu, MD

Corneliu N. Stanciu, MD

Early Career Editor

Dr. Stanciu is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and Director of Addiction Services at New Hampshire Hospital. Throughout his career, Dr Stanciu played an active role in academia having published a multitude of highly-cited papers on themes related to addiction, particularly new psychoactive drugs. He is on the editorial boards of three journals and has received multiple awards for excellence in research and clinical care.

Manuscript Submissions

Interested in submitting an article to the AAAP News? All members including trainees are welcome to submit manuscripts on issues that are timely and pertinent to the field of Addiction Psychiatry. Case reports / professional experiences, brief reviews, opinion pieces, interviews and commentaries are all welcome. In preparing the manuscript please keep in mind a length requirement of 250-1000 words and AMA format for citations. Submissions are accepted year-round and should be sent to Lulu Malko at lulu@aaap.org. Not a member and would like to submit an article? Join AAAP today!

Review Process

Upon receipt, manuscripts meeting the required format will undergo review by the Editorial board and a decision on whether to accept will be made. The Editorial board will then work with the author and make recommendations or request changes in order to bring the manuscript in to a final form.