Amplifying the Voices of a Global Research Community: A PLOS Perspective

Join us for the next MSK Library Advancing Authorship event as we explore PLOS’s work aimed at representing a global perspective and supporting diverse research communities.

Learn how PLOS supports equity in publishing via its publishing models, open science and open peer-review, and earlier feedback regarding protocol development and acceptance.

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DateWednesday, June 30
Time12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Zoom Webinar – REGISTER NOW!


Emily Chenette, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, PLOS ONE
Dr. Emily Chenette studied biochemistry at Columbia University as an undergraduate, and went on to earn her PhD in genetics and molecular biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then completed postdoctoral research at Duke University, where she analysed gene expression signatures in lung cancer. Emily has always loved scientific writing and policy and left the bench to pursue an editorial career in 2007. Before joining PLOS ONE in 2018, she held editorial positions at Nature Cell Biology and The FEBS Journal.

Catherine Kyobutungi, MBChB, MSc, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, PLOS Global Public Health
Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi is the Executive Director of the African Population and Health Research Center and co-Director of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) based in Nairobi, Kenya. Catherine has a medical background and is a trained epidemiologist with research interests in Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Systems Strengthening. She has designed and tested service delivery models for resource-constrained settings such as slum settings and is a strong advocate for the societal benefit of research beyond traditional research outputs. At APHRC, she has strengthened approaches to policy engagement and advocacy to ensure timely and effective uptake of evidence in decision making. She has more than 140 publications and sits on multiple national and global expert advisory panels.

Julia Robinson, MPH, MSW, Executive Editor, PLOS Global Public Health
Julia Robinson studied history at Rice University before serving in the US Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa as a Rural Community Health Volunteer. Upon her return, she earned a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Public Health at the University of Washington. Before joining PLOS ONE, Julia managed HIV programs and research in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa and is active in global health policy and advocacy work. She joined PLOS in July 2020.