george-davey-smith-2012-cropped George Davey Smith: Epidemiology after 2017: methods or matter?
School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol
George Davey Smith was a member of the noise-terrorism outfit Scum Auxiliary in the early 1980s. Since artistic and commercial success eluded them he has had to earn his living working as an epidemiologist in the provinces.
DannyDorling_0 Danny Dorling: Epidemiology: abandoning the social. How deaths in England and Wales rose in a year by 5%, in Scotland by 9%, but epidemiologists were too busy with the genome to notice the bills of mortality
School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
Danny Dorling is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford. He grew up in Oxford and went to University in Newcastle upon Tyne. He has worked in Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds, Sheffield and New Zealand. With a group of colleagues he helped create the website www.worldmapper.org which shows who has most and least in the world. Much of Danny’s work is available open access (see www.dannydorling.org). His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education and poverty. His recent books include Unequal health and Population Ten Billion (both published in 2013); in 2014 The Social Atlas of Europe (with Dimitris Ballas and Ben Hennig), All That Is Solid and Inequality and the 1%, and in 2015: Injustice: why social inequality still persists. His next book is on Geography (with Carl Lee) to be published in March 2016 and he is currently working on a new social atlas of the UK and a short book on politics and happiness.
Shah Ebrahim Shah Ebrahim: IJE 2000-2016: what happened?
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; University of Bristol
Shah Ebrahim is a clinical epidemiologist with research interests in heart disease and stroke. He was director of the British Women’s Heart & Health Study and founding coordinating editor of the Cochrane Heart Group. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Epidemiology. He worked in India for 6 years with the Public Health Foundation of India conducting research on chronic disease prevention and capacity building for public health. After this he semi-retired in 2014.
Ben Goldacre Ben Goldacre: Data access and transparency
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
Kerry Keyes Katherine Keyes: Why does epidemiology matter?
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Katherine M. Keyes is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
Tom Koch Tom Koch: Mapping history into the future
Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
A Canadian medical geographer and historian, Tom Koch is the author of two books on epidemic disease and public health, Cartographies of Disease (2005) and Disease Maps: Epidemics on the Ground (2011). He has been a frequent contributor in recent years to the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Martin-McKee Martin McKee: Epidemiology in the age of austerity
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Martin McKee is Professor of European Public Health, Research Director at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and President of the European Public Health Association. He has published extensively on the health effects of major social, economic, and political transition, primarily in Europe but also worldwide.
Alex Mold Alex Mold: Placing the public in public health: epidemiology and the public in post-war public health
Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Alex Mold is Senior Lecturer in History at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her research interests include the history of drugs, patient consumerism and post war public health.  She is currently leading a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award on the place of the public in public health in Britain since 1948.
richard_smith2 Richard Smith: The death of journals can’t come soon enough
Chair, icddr,b
Richard Smith is former editor of the BMJ and former chief executive of BMJ Publishing Group.