Board of Directors

The volunteer members of the Board of Directors of The Center For Scientific Integrity (CSI) are deeply knowledgeable about scientific publishing, scientific integrity, and other issues relevant to the missions of Retraction Watch and CSI. They offer CSI management and staff strategic advice, feedback on specific proposals, and guidance on our work. The management and staff, not the Board, are responsible for day-to-day operations of Retraction Watch and our other efforts. We are deeply grateful for their support and counsel. They are:

  • Ferric Fang, MD, editor in chief, Infection and Immunity; professor of laboratory medicine, microbiology, medicine and pathobiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Jasna Markovac, PhD, Senior Advisor, Academic Publishing, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Miguel Roig, PhD, professor of psychology, St. John’s University, Staten Island, New York, USA
  • Steven  Shafer, MD, former editor in chief, Anesthesia & Analgesia; professor of anesthesiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Mary Simmerling, PhD, assistant professor, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, USA
  • Richard Smith, MBBS, CBE, former editor in chief, British Medical Journal and chief executive of the BMJ Publishing Group; chair of Patients Know Best and icddr,b [formerly International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh] and adjunct professor Imperial College, London, UK
  • David Vaux, MBBS, PhD, deputy director and joint division head, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia

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