Richard Smith
Richard Smith

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Richard Smith
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Richard Smith is chair of the board of trustees of icddr,b (formerly the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh) and chair of Patients Know Best (a company that brings all medical and social care records together in one place under the control of patients).

From 2004 to 2015 he was the director of the UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative. From 1979 to 2004 he worked at the BMJ and was the editor of the journal and chief executive of the BMJ Publishing Group from 1991 until he left. A member of the board of the Public Library of Science from 2004 to 2011, he continues to blog for the BMJ and to publish regularly. He is an adjunct professor at Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation. Having qualified in medicine in Edinburgh in 1976, Smith worked in hospitals in Scotland and New Zealand before joining the BMJ. He also worked for six years as a television doctor with the BBC and TV-AM and has a degree in management science from the Stanford Business School. He was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2000.

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12th Annual Meeting Faculty
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2018 EU Meeting Faculty