Anita Jain

Anita Jain

Anita Jain received her medical degree from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan. She did an administrative fellowship at St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System in Houston, Texas. Before joining The BMJ, Anita worked at CEHAT (Centre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes) in Mumbai on health systems research and public health interventions. Her areas of focus include community medicine and women’s health.

Competing interests

Have you in the past five years accepted the following from an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in the BMJ?

a) Reimbursement for attending a symposium?
I have been reimbursed travel and accommodation expenses by certain organizations where I conducted workshops in an editorial capacity for the BMJ. These include the Public Health Foundation of India, Institute of Health and Family Welfare (Kolkata), NIH-Fogarty grant for workshop at Surat Medical College, and KEM Hospital (Mumbai).

b) A fee for speaking?
No

c) A fee for organising education?
No

d) Funds for research?
No

e) Funds for a member of staff?
No

f) Fees for consulting?
No

Have you in the past five years been employed by any organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in the BMJ?
No

a) Do you hold any stocks or shares in an organisation?
No

b) Do you have any other competing financial interests?
No

I have no competing interests/I have the following competing interests
I have investments in mutual fund and stocks though I am not aware of the individual companies in those. Due to my previous work experiences, I know many people in the public health domain in India. I declare this when I receive a submission from a known person and tend to have the paper reviewed by another editor. I am on the Asia-Pacific advisory board for the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals. I was nominated to this due to my editorial role with the BMJ and mutual interests as the BMJ to advance good publication practices globally. I also volunteer at a municipality hospital in Mumbai.