About the Authors

The PLOS Medicine Editors


Affiliation Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California, United States of America, and Cambridge, United Kingdom

Soumya Swaminathan

Affiliation World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Robin S. Room

Affiliations Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Louise C. Ivers

Affiliations Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Graham Hillis

Affiliations Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia

Rebecca F. Grais

Affiliation Epicentre, Paris, France

Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

Affiliations Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Peter Byass

Affiliations Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Competing Interests

The PLOS Medicine Editors’ individual competing interests are at http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/s/staff-editors. PLOS is funded partly through manuscript publication charges, but the PLOS Medicine Editors are paid a fixed salary (their salaries are not linked to the number of papers published in the journal). RSR receives funding from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, an Australian nongovernmental organization committed to public health-oriented alcohol policy development. RSR is editor-in-chief of Drug and Alcohol Review; this position includes membership in Council of the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs. RSR is also a representative of the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at the Alcohol Policy Coalition (Victoria, Australia). PB has served intermittently as an unpaid advisor to WHO, receiving appropriate travel and expenses. ZAB is co-chair of the Countdown to 2030 consortium, board member of the Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health, and president of the International Pediatric Association. All positions are voluntary and nonremunerated. RFG, ZAB, and PB are members of the Editorial Board of PLOS Medicine.