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Editorial Team

Chief Editor: Gerrit John-Schuster

Gerrit holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science, and a PhD in cell and molecular biology, with a focus on lung inflammation in cystic fibrosis. After working across research centers in Germany, the Netherlands and the US, Gerrit joined BMC in 2019 as an Editor for Genome Medicine where he handled content in areas such as immunology, epidemiology, infectious diseases, public health and clinical diagnostics. In 2022, Gerrit launched BMC Global and Public Health as Chief Editor. He is based in the New York office.

Associate Editor: Ben Cranfield

Ben holds a Master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Exercise Physiology and a PhD in Epidemiology and Healthcare awarded by the Department of Behavioural Science and Health at University College London. His PhD focused on the implementation of primary care blood tests for early cancer diagnosis. Ben previously worked as a clinical trial manager at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. Ben joins BMC Global and Public Health to handle content in the fields of cancer, epidemiology, health sciences and technology, health equity, and more. He is based in the London office.

Associate Editor: Gen Li

Gen holds a PhD in Applied Psychology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, with a focus on clinical psychology and psychiatry studies of PTSD. Afterwards, he joined New York University Shanghai as a postdoctoral fellow of global public health and worked on public mental health research. In 2023, Gen joined BMC Global and Public Health to handle content in various fields including mental health, clinical trials, statistical methods and implementation science. He is based in the Shanghai office.

Annual Journal Metrics

2022 Speed
10 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)