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Dr. Richard Horton

The Lancet

Richard Horton is Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet.  He was born in London and is half Norwegian. He qualified in physiology and medicine with honours from the University of Birmingham in 1986. Richard is an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, and the University of Oslo. He has received honorary doctorates in medicine from the University of Birmingham, UK, and the Universities of Gothenburg and Umea in Sweden. In 2016, he chaired the Expert Group for the UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth. Richard has received the Friendship Award from the Government of China (2015), the Andrija Stamper medal from the Association of Schools of Public Health (2016), an Honorary Fellowship from the British Pharmacological Society (2016), and the Edwin Chadwick Medal for outstanding contributions to the advancement of public health (2017).