Elisabeth Phimister

Deputy Editor

New England Journal of Medicine



Elizabeth (Bette) Phimister is a Deputy Editor at the New England Journal of Medicine where she evaluates research manuscripts describing genetic, genomic and ophthalmologic research. She also solicits and prepares commentaries on the clinical implications of basic research. She joined the Journal in 2002. Before joining the Journal, Bette served as Editor-in-Chief of Nature Genetics, the world’s leading genetics journal. She trained in molecular oncology at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research, U.K.) and was a fellow in molecular diabetology at Cambridge University until 1996, when she joined Nature Genetics. Her formative years were spent in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the United Kingdom. In addition to evaluating research manuscripts, Bette writes editorials and commentaries on translational research published in the Journal and elsewhere.