June 19, 2019—Eric Rubin, chair of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and the Irene Heinz Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, has been named editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Rubin, who grew up in Brockton, Mass., and earned MD and PhD degrees at Tufts University, is an esteemed scientist who has focused much of his research on Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the pathogen that causes human tuberculosis. He is the author of 147 scientific articles, and has been an associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine since 2012.
“Dr. Rubin is a recognized and respected leader in the field of infectious disease, where he is known for his groundbreaking tuberculosis research and his personal dedication to often neglected populations of patients,” said Maryanne C. Bombaugh, MD, president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine. “We are thrilled that he will lead the Journal and NEJM Group.”
“All those associated with the Journal truly believe that they are stewards of a public trust and that the Journal has an obligation to rigorously evaluate and impartially present the most important findings in medicine and help translate them into practice,” Rubin said. “I look forward to continuing to uphold the standard of excellence for which the Journal is known.”
Rubin, who plans on starting his new role in September, succeeds Jeffrey M. Drazen, who has been the editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine since 2000.
“I’ve been honored to work with great colleagues and incredibly talented trainees at Harvard Chan School and look forward to continuing to collaborate,” Rubin said.
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Eric J. Rubin, MD, PhD, Named Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Group (Massachusetts Medical Society)
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