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BMJ Medicine Editorial Board members have agreed and adhere to our Editor policy on competing interests. Meet the Editorial Team.
Caroline Moore University College London London, UK Caroline Moore
Dr. Moore is the the first woman in the UK to become a Professor of Urology. She is passionate about improving the diagnostic and treatment pathway for men with prostate cancer, using the latest in imaging technology, decision support and outcomes measurement. Research focus: MRI use in the diagnosis, surveillance and focal treatment of prostate cancer. Her international consensus work includes START (MRI guided biopsy reporting standards), PRECISE (MRI reporting in active surveillance) and the PRECISION study demonstrating the superiority of an MRI-targeted prostate cancer diagnosis pathway. She also studies the impact of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment on patient reported outcome measures. ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0003-0202-7912
Dipender Gill Imperial College London London, UK Dipender Gill Image
Dipender obtained his medical degree in 2011 at the University of Oxford. In 2013, he was awarded an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Imperial College London, where in 2020 he completed a Welcome Trust funded PhD investigating the use of genetic data to identify causal mechanisms and therapeutic targets in cardiometabolic disease. Following this, he was appointed as an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology at St George’s, University of London, where he is currently based. Dipender concurrently works as a Genetics Specialist in the Genetics Department of the Novo Nordisk Research Centre in Oxford, and has also continued an honorary affiliation at Imperial College London, where he is supported by the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence. Research focus: His research brings together his expertise in genetics, pharmacology and clinical medicine to facilitate drug development for cardiometabolic disease. ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0001-7312-7078
Frances Mair University of Glasgow Glasgow, UK Image of Frances Mair
Professor Frances Mair is the Norie Miller Professor of General Practice and Head of General Practice and Primary Care. She is also the Director of the new Multimorbidity PhD Programme for Health Professionals (Wellcome) and the NRS Primary Care Network Co-lead. Research focus: mixed methods research focusing on optimising the care of people with chronic illness, frailty and multimorbidity with a particular emphasis on the potential role for digital health. Her work considers the wider socioeconomic environment and social contexts in which people live and the importance of understanding implementation issues to help bridge the translational gap between research and clinical practice. ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0001-9780-1135
John H. Powers, III George Washington University, School of Medicine Washington, USA John H Powers III
Dr Powers, III MD, FACP, FIDSA  is a physician/investigator and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.  Prior to his current position, Dr Powers was the Lead Medical Officer for Antimicrobial Drug Development and Resistance Initiatives at the US Food and Drug Administration. He also actively cares for patients and attends on the infectious diseases inpatient service. Research expertise: He has particular expertise in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical studies and has published on various aspects of clinical study design and outcome assessments. ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-5150-5119
Nazrul Islam University of Southampton Southampton, UK
Nazrul Islam, MBBS, MSc, MPH, PhD is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at the University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine, and a Principal Methodologist at the Office for National Statistics (ONS). He previously worked as an Epidemiologist and Medical Statistician at the University of Oxford. Following his medical training as a general practitioner, he received masters and PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Harvard University and the University of British Columbia. He then moved to the University of Cambridge as a Research Associate to work on randomised controlled trials and large observational studies. Research focus: research methodology, medical statistics, and machine learning to examine population-level disease burden using integrated electronic health records, large prospective health studies, and randomised controlled trials in primary care settings. ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0003-3982-4325
Pensée Wu Keele University Staffordshire, UK Image of Pensee Wu
Pensée Wu is an Honorary Consultant Obstetrician and Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine at University Hospital of North Midlands, Senior Lecturer at Keele University and Honorary Associate Professor at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. She has roles on the Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine Journal Editorial Board, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology social media committee, International Society of Hypertension college of experts and RCOG guidelines committee. Research focus: long-term health effects of pregnancy complications, such as hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, gestational diabetes and preterm labour. ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0003-0011-5636
Rozalina McCoy Mayo Clinic Minnesota, USA Rozalina McCoy Headshot
Dr. McCoy is Associate Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, where she is an internal medicine physician, endocrinologist, and medical director of the Mayo Clinic Ambulance Community Paramedic Service. Dr. McCoy is a NIH- and PCORI-funded health services researcher whose work leverages real-world evidence to improve the quality, equity, and accessibility of diabetes care. Research focus: Identifying the contributors to and impact of severe hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia among people with diabetes; optimal pharmacologic and systems approaches to managing diabetes and other chronic health conditions; developing accurate and reliable quality measures that promote high-value, patient-centered care for people with diabetes and other chronic health conditions; leveraging data science, artificial intelligence, and informatics to inform and improve care. ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-2289-3183
Rustam Al-Shahi Salman University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, UK
Rustam Al-Shahi Salman is a professor of clinical neurology, head of the cerebrovascular research group, and clinical director of the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Edinburgh, and an honorary consultant neurologist in NHS Lothian. Research focus: Frequency, prognosis, treatment, and pathophysiology of intracranial haemorrhage, using research methods such as randomised controlled trials, community- or population-based cohort and case-control studies, brain banking, and meta-analysis. ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-2108-9222
Sara Riggare Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden Sara Riggare
Sara Riggare is a patient researcher in health sciences and ehealth at Uppsala University, Sweden and has made it her mission to bring patients, researchers, healthcare, industry, and policymakers closer together to improve health for all. She has been living with Parkinson’s disease for over 35 years and develops innovative models for selfcare in chronic disease based on her own experiences. Focus area: Personal science, self-tracking, Quantified Self, patient-led research, ehealth, patient and public involvement, and healthcare improvement sciences. ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-2256-7310
Tessa Richards London, UK Tessa Richards
Dr Tessa Richards is a BMJ Associate Editor and longstanding patient advocate. She pioneered and led the BMJ’s Patient and Publish Partnership Strategy from 2014 to 2021 and continues to support its spread across BMJ. A passionate advocate for patient empowerment, shared decision making and co-design of health policy, practice, and research, she writes and speaks regularly on the importance of patient partnership. She is an editorial board member on the advisory committee of the European Health Forum Gastein. Tessa worked as a general physician, rheumatologist and general practitioner before joining The BMJ where her editorial responsibilities included overseeing the journals  General Practice, Education, and Analysis sections, and commissioning series on Medicine in Europe, Overdiagnosis/Too Much Medicine, High Integrity Health, and Person-Centred Care. She lives with stage III adrenal cancer and ischaemic heart disease, and is a carer for close family members with rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, dementia and blindness. Focus area: Advancing international learning and debate on innovative co-produced initiatives in healthcare.