There is literature documenting and analyzing the representation of women on medical journal editorial boards and of women as editors-in chief. Spoiler alert: Women are underrepresented.
Christine Laine, MD, MPH, is the Editor in Chief of Annals of Internal Medicine. She is a practicing physician in Philadelphia and is board-certified in internal medicine. Dr. Laine is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Internal Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson. Dr. Laine first joined Annals of Internal Medicine in June 1995 as an Associate Editor and became a Deputy Editor in 1998 and Senior Deputy Editor in April 2008. In July 2009, Dr. Laine became the Editor in Chief and a Senior Vice President at the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Laine is active in the world of medical journalism and holds leadership positions in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, the Council of Science Editors, and the Ethics committee of the World Association of Medical Editors. She has been instrumental in the development of editorial policy about such issues as authorship and conflicts of interest in medical research.