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. 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.
  2. 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 and prevention
    human papillomavirus infection
    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).
  3. 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 Dartmouth Medical School, 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
    Research focus
    HPV associated diseases
    primary care
    women's health
    prevention
    epidemiology
    global health
    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.

Reviewing editors

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Alex R Cook

    National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    infectious disease epidemiology
    mathematical modelling
    biostatistics
    health policy
  4. 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
  5. Jennifer Flegg

    University of Melbourne, Australia

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    mathematical modelling
    infectious disease dynamics
    wound healing
    tumour modelling
  6. Christine M Friedenreich

    University of Calgary, Canada

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Medicine
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    cancer epidemiology
    cancer etiology
    cancer prevention
    physical activity
    obesity
    diet
    biologic mechanisms
  7. Sara Hägg

    Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    aging
    geroscience
    age-related diseases
    molecular epidemiology
    genetics
    mendelian randomization
    biological age predictors
    Experimental organism
    human
  8. 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
  9. Edward D Janus

    University of Melbourne, Australia

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cardiovascular disease
    diabetes
    prevention
    chronic diseases
    clinical guidelines
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Frank Kirchhoff

    Ulm University Medical Center, Germany

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    HIV
    SIV
    AIDS
    restriction factors
    accessory viral proteins
    antimicrobial peptides
    Experimental organism
    HIV
    SIV
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Marc Lipsitch

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    pathogen transmission modeling
    evolution of pathogens
    vaccine epidemiology
    antimicrobial resistance
    research ethics
    Experimental organism
    S. pneumoniae
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Belinda Nicolau

    McGill University, Canada

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cancer epidemiology
    social determinants of health
  19. 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
  20. 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
    HSV-2
    herpesviruses
    mucosa
    T cells
    viral shedding
    mathematical modelling
    Experimental organism
    human
    viruses
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. M Dawn Teare

    Newcastle University, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    statistics
    population genetics
    epidemiology
  24. 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
    Research focus
    modeling of infectious diseases
    vaccination
    infectious disease control
    public health
    bioinformatics
  25. 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