About the Authors

Gavin Yamey


Affiliation Evidence-to-Policy Initiative, Global Health Group, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

GY leads the San Francisco “hub” of E2Pi (the Evidence-to-Policy initiative), which has received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Clinton Health Access Initiative; all three organizations are major funders of global health scale-up programs. GY is a former senior editor at PLoS Medicine and continues to freelance for the journal (he played no role in any editorial decisions about this paper or in the peer review process).

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: GY. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: GY. Wrote the first draft of the paper: GY. GY conceived, designed, and conducted the literature review and qualitative study; analyzed the results; and was the sole author of the paper.