Dr. Heather Van Epps

Heather Van Epps


Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet Rheumatology

Heather obtained her PhD in immunology from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, where she investigated human T cell responses to hantavirus infection. After her postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Eric Pamer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA, Heather embarked on an editorial career. She was an Editor at The Journal of Experimental Medicine for more than a decade before joining The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology as Deputy Editor in 2015. She later served as Deputy Editor for The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology before becoming the inaugural Editor-in-Chief for The Lancet Rheumatology in 2019.