Editors for Epidemiology and Global Health

We aim to publish studies across the entire spectrum of conditions and diseases of global public health importance (see also "What makes an eLife paper in epidemiology and global health?"). We also welcome submissions in broad areas of quantitative epidemiological research, novel mathematical models, and biological studies that are relevant to population health. Read the latest research in this subject area.

Senior editors

  1. Balram Bhargava

    Indian Council of Medical Research, India

    Dr Bhargava is the Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Secretary, Department of Health Research, (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare), Government of India.

    Professor (Dr) Balram Bhargava was born in Lucknow 21st July 1961. He received all his medical training at the King George Medical College, Lucknow. Further, he received advanced training at the Gardiner Institute, University of Glasgow and the Washington Heart Centre, Washington DC.

    Balram Bhargava is Professor of Cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and also serves as the Executive Director for Stanford India Biodesign Centre, School of International Biodesign (SiB).

    He is a cardiologist at the forefront of biomedical innovation, public health, medical education, and medical research. He directs the School of International Biodesign at AIIMS, an interdisciplinary programme to foster innovation and design of low-cost implants and devices which has led to more than thirty patents on low-cost medical devices and a dozen start-ups. He developed the indigenous Platinum Iridium coil coronary stent and has been instrumental in clinically evaluating and establishing medicated Indian stents. He has led innovations initiatives, such as Society for Less Investigative Medicine (SLIM). He is currently providing leadership for creative disease prevention, early detection, and transport system for sick cardiac patients (mission DELHI (Delhi Emergency Life Heart-Attack Initiative) by trained motorcycle first responder Paramedics).

    Professor Bhargava was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian government for his contributions to medicine. He is also been awarded the SN Bose Centenary Award by the Indian National Science Congress, the National Academy of Sciences Platinum Jubilee Award, the Tata Innovation Fellowship, Vasvik Award for Biomedical Technology Innovation, the Ranbaxy Award, OP Bhasin Award in the field of Health and Medical Sciences and more recently the UNESCO Equatorial Guinea Prize for Life Sciences. Dr Lee Jong-Wook Memorial Prize for Public Health, 2019 by WHO Hqrs, Geneva and received President’s Medal Award from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK for his research in ‘Frugal Innovations’ in February 2020.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    interventional cardiology
    stents
    restenosis
    coronary artery disease
    risk factors of valvular heart disease
    interventions of rheumatic heart disease
    epidemiology
    non-communicable disease
    infectious disease
    health policy
    public health
    Experimental organism
    human
    Competing interests statement
    Dr Bhargava is the founding editor of the British Medical Journal Innovations (BMJi) until 2018, and he is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Journal of Medical Research.
  2. Miles P Davenport

    University of New South Wales, Australia

    Miles Davenport is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Infection Analytics Program at the Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity at UNSW Sydney. He graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney and completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford in immunology before retraining in mathematical biology. He leads a team of applied mathematicians who use statistical analysis and modelling to understand host-pathogen interactions in infection and immunity. This involves collaboration with a wide variety of experimental and clinical scientists both in Australian and internationally. Major areas of investigation include understanding HIV latency, malaria immunity and treatment, and neonatal immune development. He is a past-President of the Australasian Society for Immunology and is supported by an NHMRC (Australia) Investigator grant.

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    virology
    immunity
    vaccines
    HIV/AIDS
    mathematical modelling
    host-pathogen interactions
    biostatistics
    Competing interests statement
    Miles Davenport receives funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia), the Australian Research Council, and the National Institutes of Health (USA). He is an Associate Editor at PLoS Computational Biology and on the Editorial Board of Immunology and Cell Biology.
  3. Eduardo Franco

    McGill University, Canada

    Eduardo Franco is Professor and Chairman, Department of Oncology, and Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, McGill University, Montreal. He holds BSc (1975) and Licentiate (1976) degrees in biology from Universidade de Campinas, Brazil, and master's (MPH) and doctoral (DrPH) degrees in public health microbiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1981-84). He was a Guest Researcher at the US Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta (1980-81 and 1983-84), and a post-doctoral fellow in cancer epidemiology during 1984 at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, at the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, and at Louisiana State University, in New Orleans. Since 1985, he has conducted epidemiologic research on the causes of cancer and on the means to prevent it or to improve patient survival. He is mostly known for his contributions to our understanding of human papillomavirus infection as the cause of cervical cancer and using this knowledge to prevent this cancer via vaccination and improved screening strategies. He received the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance’s Distinguished Service to Cancer Research Award, Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and from the International Papillomavirus Society, the Women in US Government’s Leadership Award, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Warwick Prize, the Geoffrey Howe Outstanding Contribution Award from the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the University of British Columbia’s Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research, and the McLaughlin-Gallie Award from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. He has mentored 115 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and 30 undergraduate trainees. He is Officer of the Order of Canada and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Heholds an honorary doctorate from Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal.

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cancer epidemiology
    cancer prevention
    human papillomavirus
    cancer screening
    Experimental organism
    human
    Competing interests statement
    Entire research program funded by the Medical Research Council of Canada (until 1999), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) (1999-present), National Institutes of Health, Canadian Cancer Society, and Cancer Research Society. He has received salary awards from the Fonds de Recherche Quebec Santé and CIHR. He holds a James McGill Professorship and the Minda de Gunzburg Endowed Chair at McGill University. He serves as Editor-in-Chief for Preventive Medicine and Preventive Medicine Reports and serves on the editorial boards of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, International Journal of Cancer, Papillomavirus Research, and Salud Publica de Mexico. He has served as occasional consultant to companies involved with HPV vaccination (Merck and GSK) and HPV diagnostics (Roche, Abbott, Qiagen, and BD).
  4. Diane M Harper

    University of Michigan, United States

    Diane M Harper, MD, MPH, MS, completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the fields of Chemical Engineering and Polymerics. She received her medical and public health degrees from the University of Kansas in Kansas City, where she also did residencies in Gynecology/Obstetrics and Family Medicine. Dr Harper has spent the majority of her professional career at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, as clinician, teacher and researcher in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Community and Family Medicine and Women’s and Gender Studies, including improving life for LGBTQ.

    She has received the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Excellence in Education Award and the Curtis Hames Research Award honoring her for changing medical care for women through evidence based research. She served as the Chair of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville during which time she also served on the United States Preventive Services Task Force.

    She currently is a tenured Professor at the University of Michigan, serving as the Director for Research Management within the Michigan Institute of Clinical and Health Research, one of 50 Clinical and Translational Science Award Research Hubs across the United States. To date she has over 250 peer reviewed publications with over 27,000 citations, and over 40,000 downloads of her seminal review of HPV vaccines.

    While at Dartmouth she developed and directed the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group based at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in which research on all aspects of HPV associated diseases, specifically cervical cancer prevention was conducted. She is an internationally recognized expert on Human Papillomavirus, the cause of cervical cancer, and its prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines. She has published the sentinel clinical research on HPV vaccines and lectured internationally in over 100 countries. She has served on NCI research committees, European research study sections, addressed the Council on Foreign Affairs, and served as a technical advisor to the World Health Organization. Dr Harper has been honored as one of the top clinicians in her field in the US, and Family Physician of the Year in New Hampshire in 2006.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    HPV associated diseases
    primary care
    women's health
    cancer precursor detection
    health behaviours
    epidemiology
    cancer screening
    Experimental organism
    human
    Competing interests statement
    Diane Harper has received funding from NCI, NCATS, NHLBI, CDC, multiple national philanthropic organizations, including the American Cancer Society, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Susan G Komen Foundation, in addition to state and local funding agencies and collaborations with industry. She serves in editorship capacities on boards including the Annals of Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine Reports, PLoS ONE, and Gynecologic Oncology. She is a peer reviewer for The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, among other journals.
  5. David Serwadda

    Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda

    David Serwadda, MBChB, MMed, MPH has more than 33 years experience working in the field of evaluating population-based HIV interventions, care and treatment of AIDS. He is a Professor of Infectious Disease at the department of Disease Control & Environmental Health from Makerere University School of Public Health and the former Dean of the School, a post he held for seven years. He has also served as the as Executive Director of the Rakai Health Science Program (RHSP) for the last twenty years. In this role, Professor Serwadda has been involved in the design, implementation and analysis of population-based HIV interventions in the rural district of Rakai, Uganda. He is also a founding member of the Makerere University School of Public Health Fellowship Program.

    He was a commissioner on the landmark publication by The Lancet on "Health professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world" (2010) and co-chair of the Institute of Medicine report on "The future of HIV/AIDS in Africa: a shared responsibility" (2010).

    Professor Serwadda received his medical degree (MBChB) and Masters in Internal Medicine (MMed) from Makerere University and an MPH and honorary doctorate from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He was inducted as a member of the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars and elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Medicine in the United States.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    HIV/AIDS
    population-based HIV interventions
    clinical trials
    population trials
    Experimental organism
    human
    Competing interests statement
    Dr Serwadda receives funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He currently serves in the International Advisory Board of The Lancet HIV, and is a past editorial board member of Emerging Themes In Epidemiology, The African Journal of AIDS Research and The Ethiopian Journal of Health Science. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for The Lancet, The Lancet HIV, The Lancet Public Health, The Lancet Global Health, The New England Journal of Medicine, AIDS, PLOS One, and The Journal of Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome. He serves on several drug safety monitoring clinical trial boards and is a member of various boards of trustees.

Reviewing editors

  1. David B Allison

    Indiana University, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Research focus
    experimental design
    statistics
    longevity
    biostatistics
    obesity
    nutrition
    senescence
    research rigour
    science integrity
  2. Marc J Bonten

    University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    epidemiology
    antibiotic resistance
    healthcare-associated infections
    prevention
    clinical trials
  3. Philip Boonstra

    University of Michigan, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Cancer Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    biostatistics
    clinical trials
    cancer biostatistics
    epidemiology
    ECMO
    statistical programming
  4. Christine Clayton

    Zentrum fuer Molekulare Biologie der Universitaet Heidelberg (ZMBH), Germany

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    trypanosomes
    mRNA degradation
    RNA-binding proteins
  5. Sarah E Cobey

    University of Chicago, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    B cells
    coevolution
    infectious disease dynamics
    influenza
    mathematical modelling
    vaccination
  6. Caroline Colijn

    Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    evolution of pathogens
    pathogen ecology
    mathematics
    epidemiological modelling
  7. Alex R Cook

    National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    infectious disease epidemiology
    mathematical modelling
    biostatistics
    health policy
  8. Ben Cooper

    Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    population biology of communicable diseases
    antimicrobial resistance
    epidemiological methods
  9. Joris Deelen

    Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Germany

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    aging
    longevity
    age-related diseases
    genetics
    functional characterization of genetic variants
    CRISPR/Cas9
    biomarkers of aging
    biology of aging
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    human
  10. Marcelo U Ferreira

    University of São Paulo, Brazil

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    infectious diseases
    malaria
    parasites
    epidemiology
    population genomics
    genomics
    control
  11. Jennifer Flegg

    University of Melbourne, Australia

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    mathematical modelling
    mathematical biology
    computational biology
    infectious disease dynamics
  12. Sara Hägg

    Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    aging
    gerontology
    biomarkers of aging
    biological age
    molecular epidemiology
    Experimental organism
    human
  13. Niel Hens

    University of Antwerp, Belgium

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    multivariate statistics
    HCV and HIV coinfection
    infectious disease modelling
    applied statistics
  14. Edward D Janus

    University of Melbourne, Australia

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cardiovascular disease
    diabetes
    prevention
    chronic diseases
    clinical guidelines
  15. Prabhat Jha

    Saint Michael's Hospital, Canada

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    epidemiology
    global health
    infectious disease and population dynamics
    randomized controlled trials
  16. Mark Jit

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Public Health England, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    vaccines
    infectious disease epidemiology
    mathematical modelling
    health economics
    low- and middle-income countries
    Experimental organism
    human
    vaccine-preventable pathogens
    human papillomavirus
    measles virus
    rotavirus
    influenza virus
    S. pneumoniae
  17. Urszula Krzych

    Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    adoptive immunity
    immune memory responses
    liver resident T memory cells
    Plasmodium liver stage infection
    Plasmodium antigens/vaccines
    design of malaria vaccines
  18. Gabriel M Leung

    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    infectious disease epidemiology
    emerging infections
    population health in China and East Asia
  19. Joseph Lewnard

    University of California, Berkeley , United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    epidemiology
    infectious disease
    vaccines
    casual inference
    transmission modelling
    streptococcus spp.
    respiratory pathogens
    enteric disease
  20. Hongliang Li

    Wuhan University School of Medicine, China

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cardiometabolic disease
    metabolic disease
    vascular injury
    animal models
    liver
    innate immunity
  21. Ruth Loos

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    genetic epidemiology
    obesity
    prediction
    gene discovery
    precision medicine
    Experimental organism
    human
  22. Elham Mahmoudi

    University of Michigan, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    health services research
    large data analysis
    econometrics and methodology
    economics of dementia
    economics of aging
    disability
    healthcare cost and utilization
    disparity in health and healthcare
  23. Talía Malagón

    McGill University, Canada

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    human papillomavirus
    cervical cancer
    screening
    vaccination
    mathematical modelling
    cancer epidemiology
    sexually transmitted infections
  24. James M McCaw

    The University of Melbourne, Australia

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Ecology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    mathematical epidemiology
    virus dynamics
    infectious diseases
    mathematical modelling
    pandemics
    influenza
    malaria
    COVID-19
  25. Belinda Nicolau

    McGill University, Canada

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cancer epidemiology
    social determinants of health
  26. C. Brandon Ogbunugafor

    Yale University, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Physics of Living Systems
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    disease ecology
    microbial evolution
    population genetics
    epidemiology
    evolutionary medicine
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
    human
    P. falciparum
    S. cerevisiae
    viruses
  27. Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    dengue
    malaria
    Zika
    vector-bone diseases
    serology
    modeling
    Experimental organism
    human
  28. Joshua T Schiffer

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Medicine
    Research focus
    mathematical modelling
    herpesviruses
    HIV
    COVID-19
    T cell immunology
    Experimental organism
    human
    viruses
    HSV
    SARS-CoV-2
  29. Nicolas Schlecht

    Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cancer prevention
    cancer control
  30. Viviana Simon

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    viral-host interactions
    retroviral restriction factors
    HIV drug resistance
  31. Mashaal Sohail

    National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    population genetics
    complex traits
    natural selection
    population structure
    demographic history
    genomics
    equity
    anthropological genetics
  32. Margaret Stanley

    University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    vaccines
    cervix cancer
    cervix precancer
    keratinocyte biology
    human papillomavirus
    DNA viruses
    vaccine immunology
    Experimental organism
    human
  33. Gaël Varoquaux

    INRIA, France

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Neuroscience
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    machine learning
    statistics
    brain imaging
    electronic health records
    predictive models
    Experimental organism
    human
  34. Jacco Wallinga

    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands
    Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    modeling of infectious diseases
    vaccination
    infectious disease control
    public health
    bioinformatics
  35. Amy Wesolowski

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    infectious diseases
    mobility
    malaria
    parasites
    measles