Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief (role and functions)

  • Domenica Taruscio, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (Italy)
  • Holger Schünemann, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (Canada)

Managing Editor (role and functions)

  • Rumen Stefanov, Medical University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv (Bulgaria)

Journal Sections

  • Epidemiology and Clinical Research
    • Rare Disease Epidemiology
    • Clinical Research and Methodology
  • Guidelines, Systematic Reviews, Health Technology Assessment, and Horizon Scanning
    • Rare Disease Guidelines and Systematic Reviews
    • Health Technology Assessment and Horizon Scanning
  • Prevention
    • Primary Prevention, Risk Factors and Screening
    • Quality Assurance (Genetic Testing, etc)
  • Rare Disease Policy
    • Policy and Decision-Making
    • Health Economics
    • Law and Ethics
    • Narrative Medicine
    • Patients' Needs
    • Quality of Life
  • Undiagnosed Rare Diseases


Section Editors (role and functions)

  • Benjamin Djulbegovic, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (USA)
  • Alfonso Iorio, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (Canada)
  • Bartha Knoppers, McGill University, Montreal, QC (Canada)
  • Joerg Meerpohl, University Medical Centre Freiburg, Freiburg (Germany)
  • Minh Thu Nguyen, McGill University, Montreal, QC (Canada)
  • Manuel Posada de la Paz, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid (Spain)
  • Maria Vaccarella, Centre for Humanities and Health, King's College, London (UK)


Associate Editors (role and functions)

  • Eva Bermejo-Sánchez, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid (Spain)
  • Fabrizio Bianchi, National Council of Research, Pisa (Italy)
  • Angela Brand, Maastricht University, Maastricht (The Netherlands)
  • Helen Dolk, University of Ulster, Belfast (UK)
  • Panos Kanavos, London School of Economics, London (UK)
  • Hanns Lochmuller, Newcastle University, Newcastle (UK)
  • Maurizio Luisetti, IRCCS San Matteo Hospital Foundation, Pavia (Italy)
  • Lucio Luzzatto, Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Florence (Italy)
  • Federico Micheli, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Cristina Morciano, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (Italy)
  • George Patrinos, University of Patras, Patras (Greece)
  • Karen Ritchie, Health Improvement Scotland, Edinburgh (UK)
  • Thomas Sejersen, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Pedro Serrano-Aguilar, Fundación Canaria de Investigación y Salud, Tenerife (Spain)
  • Paolo Vineis, Imperial College London, London (UK)

Advisory Board (role and functions)

  • Enrico Alleva, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (Italy)
  • Paola De Castro, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (Italy)
  • Federica Napolitani, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (Italy)