The Lancet Commission on Diagnostics has met twice, has held an industry roundtable, and is currently in the process of obtaining input from international organizations and non-government organizations, and is currently working on the report draft. The Lancet Commission on Diagnostics is comprised of 32 co-authors that bring expertise from the field of health policy, pathology, radiology, economics, IT, surgery and oncology.

The Steering Committee

Dr. Kenneth Fleming

Chair

Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College and Oxford University.

Dr. Rifat Atun

Steering Committee Member

Professor of Global Health Systems at Harvard University and Director of the Global Health Systems Cluster at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He was previously Director of Strategic Performance and Evaluation Cluster at the Global Fund.

Dr. Kristen DeStigter

Steering Committee Member

Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Vermont Medical Center, and Radiology Health Service Chief for the University of Vermont Health Network. She is also President and co-Founder of Imaging the World.

Dr. John Flanigan

Steering Committee Member

Senior Advisor for Non-Communicable Diseases at the Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, USA.

Dr. Susan Horton

Deputy Chair

University Research Professor in Global Health Economics at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Dr. Shahin Sayed

Steering Committee Member

Associate Professor and Section Head, Department of Pathology, Aga Khan University, Nairobi. Also section head at COPECSA (College of Pathologists of East, Central, and South Africa)

Dr. Michael Wilson 

Deputy Chair

Professor and Vice-chair, Department of Pathology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, and Director, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Services, Denver Health, Denver, Colorado


The Co-authors

Dr. Pierrick Adam

Co-author

Pierrick Adam is Head of the Infectious Diseases Programs Control Unit in the Ministry of Health, French Polynesia. Previously he spent a year as a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University working on essential diagnostics and Universal Health Coverage. During his medical training he undertook residencies at Institut Pasteur in the Emerging Diseases Epidemiology Unit, and at santé publique France in the Alert and Crisis Coordinating Unit and the Healthcare Emergencies Response and Preparedness Unit.

Ms. Bertha Aguilar

Commissioner

A cancer survivor and patient advocate. She collaborates as a patient advocate with MILC foundation in Mexico (Médicos e Investigadores en la Lucha contra el Cáncer de mama)

Dr. Savvas Andronikou

Commissioner

Vice-Chair of Clinical Research and Direction of Section on Pulmonary Imaging, Department of Radiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; and previously Professor at the University of Bristol and the University of Cape Town.

Dr. Catharina Boehme

Commissioner

Current Chef de Cabinet at WHO. Previous Chief Executive Officer of FIND, an international non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland that supports the development and delivery of much-needed diagnostic tests

Dr. William Cherniak

Co-author

William Cherniak is an Emergency physician with training in family medicine and global public health. He is a cofounder and board chair of Bridge to Health Medical and Dental, a co-founder, board chair and CEO of Bridge to Health USA, and a co-founder and CEO of Rocket Doctor. He is an Adjunct Professor with Northwestern University and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Annie Cheung

Commissioner

Professor of Anatomical Molecular Pathology at the University of Hong Kong, Chief of Service of Pathology at HKU-Shenzen Hospital, and President of the Hong Kong College of Pathology

Dr. Bernice Dahn

Commissioner

Vice president for health sciences at the University of Liberia (UL). She previously served as the Minister of Health for the Republic of Liberia, including the period of the Ebola outbreak. She previously served as a Reproductive Health Advisor to UNFPA.

Dr. Lluis Donoso

Commissioner

Director of Diagnostic Imaging, University of Barcelona; President of the International Society of Radiology and Past president of European Society of Radiology

Dr. Tania Douglas

Commissioner

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, South African Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering & Innovation, and Director of the Medical imaging Research Unit at the University of Cape Town

Dr. Patricia Garcia

Commissioner

Professor and former Dean of the School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH) in Lima-Peru, and former Chief of the Peruvian National Institute of Health (NIH).  She previously served as the Minister of Health in Peru from 2016-2017. 

Dr. Sarwat Hussain

Commissioner

Professor of Radiology at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Formerly a professor at Aga Khan University Pakistan, and at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. Founder of the Journal of Global Radiology

Dr. Hari Iyer

Co-author

Dr. Iyer is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow applying geospatial methods to identify geographic drivers of cancer disparities in the US and globally. He has a decade of experience leading and supporting health systems evaluations in sub-Saharan Africa in the academic and non-profit sectors.

Dr. Mikashmi Kohli

Co-author

Dr. Mikashmi Kohli completed her PhD in Molecular Medicine from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Having completed a postdoctoral fellowship and is currently doing an MSc in epidemiology at McGill University. She worked in India on the diagnosis of TB, especially extrapulmonary TB. She has also been working with the Cochrane Systematic Review team on diagnostic accuracy of molecular tests in TB. 

Dr. Alain Labrique

Commissioner

Associate Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Director of Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative

Dr. Lai-Meng Looi

Commissioner

Malaysia’s Inaugural Distinguished Professor; Former President of World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. John Meara

Commissioner

Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine in the Field of Global Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Harvard University, and Chief of Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. John Nkengasong

Commissioner

Director, African Centres for Disease Control and founding Chair, Board of Directors of African Society for Laboratory Medicine.

Dr. Madhukar Pai

Commissioner

Canada Research Chair in Transitional Epidemiology and Global Health and Director of McGill Global Health Programs, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health

Dr. Kara-Lee Pool

Co-author

Kara-Lee Pool, MD is a Breast and Pediatric Radiologist in Los Angeles and is an Operational and Management Team leader for RAD-AID International and an International Outreach Committee Member for the Society of Breast Imaging. Her international work includes producing an award-winning documentary titled “Mountains of Hope” about the challenges of HIV in Lesotho as well as innovatiions in radiology techniques for breast cancer in South Africa, extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Malawi and ZIKA in Brazil.

Dr. Kaushik Ramaiya

Commissioner

Malaysia’s Inaugural Distinguished Professor; Consultant Physician and Chief Executive Officer at Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania;  Hon. Lecturer at the Department of Internal Medicine at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Hon Professor of Medicine & Global Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), United Kingdom.  He is also the Hon General Secretary of the Tanzania Diabetes Association (TDA) and East African NCD Alliance

Dr. Lee Frederick Schroeder

Co-author

Lee Schroeder is Associate Professor at the University of Michigan where he is Director of Point-of-Care Testing and Associate Director of Chemical Pathology. His academic focus is at the interface of clinical informatics and health services research, using decision analytic approaches to model and improve the impact of laboratory medicine. This has included research involving laboratory capacity and quality improvement of sub-Saharan African laboratories, empirical work on laboratory capabilities in Ghana and Uganda, and work related to the WHO Essential Diagnostics List.

Devanshi Shah

Co-author

Devanshi Shah is a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology candidate at the University of Toronto. She previously completed her Bachelors of Science at the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Richard Sullivan

Commissioner

Professor of Cancer and Global Health, Kings College London, Director, Institute of Cancer Policy and Co-Director, Kings Conflict and Health Research Group

Dr. Bien Soo Tan

Commissioner

Senior Consultant at the Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Singapore General Hospital. He was the inaugural Academic Chair of the Radiological Sciences Academic Clinical Programme at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Centre and immediate past Chair of the Division of Radiological Sciences at Singapore General Hospital.

Dr. Kamini Walia

Commissioner

Senior Scientist, Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases Division, Indian Council of Medical Research. She previously spent 2 years in PATH, as Director of Research and Development.