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John Patrick T. Co, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP

Editor in Chief, Pediatrics Open Science

Vice President, Graduate Medical Education (GME), Mass General Brigham
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 

BA (Biology, Economics), Cornell University
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
Pediatric Residency, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
General Pediatrics Academic Development Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management

American Board Certifications
General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Dr. John Co is a board-certified general pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Mass General Brigham. His teaching, scholarly activity, and leadership interests span several areas, including medical education, quality and patient safety, health equity, and clinical informatics. He has practiced primary care pediatrics in academic medical center, community hospital/health center, and private practice settings. Dr. Co served for over a decade as the Director of Pediatric Ambulatory Quality and Safety before becoming MGH’s inaugural Medical Director for Equity, working across departments around issues of access to care, patient experience, and bias/discrimination. As Vice President of Graduate Medical Education at Mass General Brigham, he is responsible for the strategy, operations, and innovation for one of the largest GME enterprises in the United States, which includes over 300 GME programs and 2500 trainees across academic medical centers, specialty, and community hospitals.  He was a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Foundation Board of Directors and the Expert Advisory Panel for the Children’s Hospital GME Quality Bonus System. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the State of Massachusetts’ Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety Education Advisory Group.

For the past 20 years, Dr. Co has served in editorial roles with several journals, including Ambulatory/Academic Pediatrics, Pediatrics (Quality Reports), and JAMA Pediatrics (Clinical Review and Education). He sees journals as having a critical role in translating new knowledge into policy and practices that for improving outcomes for children, families, and society broadly, and open-access journals as a means by which to improve the speed at which that knowledge results in action and improvements worldwide.

Eve R. Colson, MD, MHPE
Associate Editor, Pediatrics Open Science
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Dean, Program Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Eve Colson, MD, MHPE, serves as Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Program Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Utilizing her expertise in qualitative and mixed methods research, Dr. Colson has years of funding from NIH and other agencies to conduct studies aimed at understanding and preventing infant mortality and health inequality as well as disparities in education outcomes for trainees. Complementing her scholarship interests, Dr. Colson is a primary care pediatrician with special interest in well newborns, working alongside and teaching trainees about the care of newborns and their families.

Charles Grose, MD
Associate Editor, Pediatrics Open Science
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Charles Grose, MD, is a professor of infectious diseases in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa. He received his training at the University of Chicago Medical School, followed by a residency and fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. His research in virology has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. The main focus has been the pathogenesis of varicella-zoster virus and varicella vaccine infection, as well as varicella genomics. He has published over 300 articles and chapters as author or co-author. His Hirsch factor is 55.


Kenneth Michelson, MD, MPH
Associate Editor, Pediatrics Open Science
Director of Research
Division of Emergency Medicine
Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital
Chicago, IL

Ken Michelson, MD, MPH, is a  practicing pediatric emergency medicine physician. He is a federally funded researcher who studies how well the emergency care system performs in caring for ill and injured children. Dr. Michelson has chronicled how capacity has decreased in the US pediatric acute care system through the use of massive healthcare databases. His work informs the development of targeted interventions and policies to improve pediatric care.

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