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John Patrick T. Co, MD, MPH, FAAP

Editor in Chief, Pediatrics Open Science

Director, Graduate Medical Education, Mass General Brigham
Medical Director for Equity, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 

Medical Education
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency, Stanford Pediatrics Residency
General Pediatrics Academic Development Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health

American Board Certifications
General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Dr. John Co is a board-certified general pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). His academic and administrative leadership interests are in the areas of medical education, quality and patient safety, equity, and their intersection. His scholarly activity has been in several areas, including clinical informatics, quality measurement and improvement, patient safety, and the learning environment. He has practiced primary care pediatrics in community health centers, academic medical centers, and private practice. Dr. Co served for over a decade as the Director of Pediatric Ambulatory Quality and Safety before becoming Medical Director for Equity at MGH, focusing on ensuring equity in access to and delivery of care. He is the Director of Graduate Medical Education at Mass General Brigham. He was a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Foundation Board of Directors and the Expert Advisory Panel for the Children’s Hospital GME Quality Bonus System. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 

For the past 20 years, Dr. Co has served in editorial roles with several journals, including Ambulatory/Academic Pediatrics, Pediatrics (Quality Reports), and JAMA Pediatrics (Clinical Review and Education). He sees journals as a critical, foundational element for translating new knowledge into policy and practices that ultimately improve outcomes for children, families, and society more broadly.

Michelle M. Kelly, MD, PhD, FAAP

Deputy Editor, Pediatrics Open Science


Pediatric Hospitalist, American Family Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Medical Education
MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Residency, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children MS, Clinical Investigation, University of Wisconsin–Madison
PhD, Clinical Investigation, University of Wisconsin–Madison

American Board Certifications
General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Dr. Michelle Kelly is a pediatric hospitalist and health services researcher at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her research focuses on leveraging the voices of families to improve the quality and safety of care for children. Her team applies mixed methods to develop and test interventions to enhance health information transparency, patient and family engagement, and patient safety. Her research program has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and National Institutes of Health, among others. Her team’s findings have been featured by the Children’s Hospital Association and in The Washington Post. Dr. Kelly has served on the editorial boards of Hospital Pediatrics and the Journal of Hospital Medicine. She currently serves on the Associate Executive Council for the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network. She believes that Pediatrics Open Science will be an essential platform for authors around the world to not only meet open access requirements, but to broaden the reach of their research and improve the care of children.

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