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Staff Editors

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The PLOS Medicine editors are paid a fixed salary (in particular, their salary is not linked to the number of papers published in the journal). Editors are required to declare all relevant competing interests and do not participate in the review of any paper for which they have a competing interest.

The competing interests statements in the boxes below were updated in January 2018, and relate to activities over the previous 12 months. However, relevant competing interests from previous years will also be taken into account when deciding whether it is appropriate for an editor to handle a paper.

Raffaella Bosurgi

Executive Editor
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Raffaella joined PLOS Medicine in 2021 as Executive Editor. She is a neuroscientist with an environmental technology background and many years of international experience in academia and medical publishing. From 2017 to 2019 she served as the first Editor in Chief of The Lancet Planetary Health, and her previous roles at The Lancet included Senior Editor at The Lancet Infectious Diseases, and Deputy Editor at The Lancet Gastroenterology. More recently, she has been the quality improvement editor at The British Medical Journal. Previously, Raffaella worked for an Italian energy company developing renewable energy projects in Italy and in developing countries. Raffaella’ s interests include human health in the era of SDGs; environmental degradation and human health; inequalities and poverty; mental health; and quality improvement in healthcare. Raffaella combines an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, a PhD in neuroscience from UCL and University of Freiburg with a postdoc on anxiety and depression from the EMBL in Rome.

Competing Interests

Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

  • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium. No.
  • Accommodation and travel. No.
  • Fees for speaking. No.
  • Fees for organizing education. No.
  • Funds for research or for a member of staff. No.
  • Fees for consulting. No.

Employment of self or household member by an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

No.

Stocks or shares

No.

Other competing interests 

No.

Richard Turner

Senior Editor
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Richard Turner, PhD, joined PLOS in the role of Senior Editor at PLOS Medicine in January 2016. With a research background in molecular biology, Richard has worked as an editor for more than 20 years, successively at Nature, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology and The Lancet. With substantial experience in editing medical research and magazine content across a broad range of topics, he has specific interests in oncology, psychiatry and science communication. Richard is based in Cambridge, UK and has a doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, and has done editorial work out of San Francisco in the past. Richard writes for the journal, commissions and handles opinion pieces, and carries out peer review of research articles.

Competing Interests

Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

  • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium. No.
  • Accommodation and travel. No.
  • Fees for speaking. No.
  • Fees for organizing education. No.
  • Funds for research or for a member of staff. No.
  • Fees for consulting. No.

Employment of self or household member by an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

My wife teaches pathology at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Stocks or shares

My retirement provision includes a small investment in mutual funds which invest in healthcare businesses, but I do not monitor or influence the individual investments.

Other competing interests

No.

 

Beryne Odeny

Associate Editor
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Beryne has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nairobi and holds a Master of Public Health degree in Global Health from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is a PhD candidate in Implementation Science at the University of Washington where she is experienced in the use of quasi-experimental research designs to analyze large volumes of observational data. For her PhD dissertation, she is utilizing interrupted time series analysis to assess the impact of scale up of Electronic Medical Records on quality of health care and patient outcomes in 195 public health facilities in Kenya. She brings to the PLOS Medicine team 15 years of experience in global health and unique perspectives as both a medical doctor and an Implementation Science specialist. Her experience spans several multidisciplinary collaborations with scientists across the globe. Her key interests are health systems strengthening and promoting global health through equitable communication of high-quality evidence on translation of research to practice.

Competing Interests

Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

  • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium. No.
  • Accommodation and travel. No.
  • Fees for speaking. No.
  • Fees for organizing education. No.
  • Funds for research or for a member of staff. No.
  • Fees for consulting. No.

Employment of self or household member by an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

No.

Stocks or shares

No.

Other competing interests

No.

 

Caitlin Moyer

Associate Editor
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Caitlin joined PLOS Medicine as an associate editor in July 2019, and is excited to contribute to open access scientific communication.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from St Mary’s College of Maryland.  She then joined the graduate program at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Neuroscience, where she investigated alterations of auditory cortex synapses associated with schizophrenia and received her PhD in Neurobiology in 2013.  Following completion of her graduate degree, she pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California Santa Cruz, where she studied synaptic changes associated with genetic and environmental risk factors for neurological and psychiatric conditions.

Competing Interests

Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

  • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium. No
  • Accommodation and travel. No. . 
  • Fees for speaking. No.
  • Fees for organizing education. No.
  • Funds for research or for a member of staff. No.
  • Fees for consulting. No.

Employment of self or household member by an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

No.

Stocks or shares

No.

Other competing interests

No. 

 

Louise Gaynor-Brook

Associate Editor
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Louise joined PLOS Medicine as an Associate Editor in July 2019, and has a strong interest in women’s health and translational medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in Medicine from King’s College London in 2010, having taken a year out to study for an intercalated BSc in Maternal and Fetal Health. Louise continued her academic interest in obstetrics to study the immunogenetic regulation of Natural Killer cell function in pregnancy, and received a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2017. Following her graduate degree, Louise moved into a role as a policy analyst at the PHG Foundation, where she conducted in-depth analyses of biomedical technologies and international policies relating to preventive and personalised healthcare. At PLOS Medicine, Louise handles manuscripts in the areas of maternal and child health, and dementia and ageing.

Competing Interests

Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

  • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium. No
  • Accommodation and travel.- European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) travel grant (2015). 
  • Fees for speaking. No.
  • Fees for organizing education. No.
  • Funds for research or for a member of staff. No.
  • Fees for consulting. No.

Employment of self or household member by an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

No.

Stocks or shares

I have contributed to a workplace pension scheme. I do not determine or keep track of the individual companies in which they invest.

Other competing interests

No.