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Elizabeth Loder

Elizabeth Loder received an undergraduate biology degree from Harvard College, studied medicine at the University of North Dakota and received a masters degree in public health from the University of Massachusetts. She has worked as a clinician and researcher in headache medicine since completing a fellowship in the discipline in 1990. She currently divides her time between her position as a clinical editor at The BMJ and duties as the chief of the Division of Headache and Pain in the Department of Neurology at the Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals in Boston. She is a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School.

Competing interests

© I have the following interests to declare:

I am an employee of the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization and work as a clinician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. This hospital is part of MassGeneralBrigham, a nonprofit healthcare organization. I hold a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School. MassGeneralBrigham and Harvard Medical School are involved in medical education and research and benefit from the research publication success of their employees. I know personally or have academic connections with some of the authors who submit work to The BMJ, but recuse myself from decisions on their submissions where appropriate.

My husband is a partner in the Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray. They provide legal services to many clients in the healthcare field but my husband’s work does not involve healthcare.

I have received reimbursement for travel, loding and other expenses and honoraria for lectures from the American Headache Society, The Headache Cooperative of New England, and several academic medical centers for lectures on the topic of headache.