In her most pointed public comments since her selection as JAMA editor-in-chief, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo acknowledged she had a visceral reaction to the podcast scandal that led to her predecessor’s departure. But ultimately, she wasn’t surprised.
“I would like to say I have never heard the types of sentiments that were expressed in the podcast, but those happen fairly commonly,” Bibbins-Domingo said during a Q&A with STAT Executive Editor Rick Berke at a Wednesday dinner honoring her and other members of the inaugural STATUS List at Fenway Park in Boston. “For me, the issues that were so prominent to place JAMA in the news were not surprising issues. They’re not unique to JAMA.”