Dr. 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.
Dr. 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 (NEJM) 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 Dr. Maryanne C. Bombaugh, president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, publisher of NEJM. “We are thrilled that he will lead the Journal and NEJM Group.”Friday Letter Submission, Publish on June 28