Jocalyn Clark


Dr. Jocalyn Clark was appointed international editor of BMJ in August 2022, re-joining the journal 20 years after starting her editorial career as BMJ registrar in 2002. Previously she was an executive editor of The Lancet (2016-2022); executive editor at icddr,b in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2013-16); and senior editor at PLOS Medicine (2006-13). She serves as a scientific advisor to the INDEPTH Network of health surveillance systems and WHO Reference Group on Health Statistics, board member of Global Health 50/50 and WomenLift Health, and chair of the governance council of the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), and is co-founder of advocacy groups Canadian Women in Global Health and WGH Canada. 

Dr. Clark holds a BSc in biochemistry & microbiology, and MSc and PhD in public health sciences (with gender studies). She is an adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and honorary associate professor at the Institute for Global Health, UCL. In 2019 she was elected into fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in recognition of her scholarship and leadership in advancing gender equity, women’s and reproductive rights, the social and political contexts of health, and global health.

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