South Kingstown, RI and Waconia, MN (February 2, 2017)—Sara Johnson, Ph.D., and Jessica Grossmeier, Ph.D., MPH, have been named co-editors of The Art & Science of Health Promotion (TAHP). TAHP is a special section of the American Journal of Health Promotion (AJHP), a leading scientific periodical produced by SAGE for research that advances healthy behaviors and communities. Johnson, who is co-president and CEO of Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. will share the role with Grossmeier, who is vice president of research of HERO (the Health Enhancement Research Organization), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing best practices in health promotion and well-being in the workplace and communities.


Sara Johnson



Jessica Grossmeier


Johnson and Grossmeier will succeed Paul Terry, Ph.D., president, and CEO of HERO, who recently assumed the role of editor in chief of AJHP. AJHP regularly covers health promotion research topics, including mental, social, spiritual, and physical health and well-being; and intervention strategies for building healthy workplaces and designing effective behavior change programs.

“We’re excited to embrace the formidable challenge of continuing Paul’s more than five-year tradition of excellence in TAHP. He has set a wonderful example for Jessica and I in helping to inform the work of health promotion practitioners nationwide by identifying, curating, and providing brilliant and thought-provoking insight into cutting-edge concepts, authors, and health promotion initiatives,” said Johnson.

The editorial goal of the AJHP is to provide a forum for exchange among the many disciplines involved in health promotion and to provide interface between researchers and practitioners. TAHP is a special section of AJHP that highlights innovative applications of the best practices described in the AJHP. It is specifically dedicated to helping practitioners improve the quality of their health promotion initiatives.

“Research and the sharing of best practices is essential to the continued evolution of health and well-being programs,” said Grossmeier. “TAHP builds on the peer-reviewed research that is featured in the AJHP and delivers real-world guidance to help employers and practitioners create a healthy workplace and community culture that fosters population health, now and in the future.”

About HERO

Based in Waconia, MN, HERO (the Health Enhancement Research Organization) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 corporation that was established in 1996. HERO is dedicated to identifying and sharing best practices that improve the health and well-being of employees, their families, and communities. To learn more, visit Follow us on Twitter @heroehm or LinkedIn.

About SAGE Publishing

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 900 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies, and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melbourne.

About Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc.

Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc., a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, is a research and development company providing wellness partners with computer and coaching-based programs for changing health risk behaviors. Based on the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change developed by founder Dr. James O. Prochaska, Pro-Change programs are for entire populations and are uniquely tailored to each individual. Pro-Change programs have produced unprecedented impacts on multiple behaviors to enhance health and reduce health care costs. In 2012, the LifeStyle programs were featured on AHRQ’s Innovation Exchange website. In 2014, Pro-Change was awarded Health Information Products (HIP) Certification for Health Appraisals by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). For more information about Pro-Change, please visit

©2024 Health Enhancement Research Organization ‘HERO’


Send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?