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Juan VA Franco Editor  
Juan VA Franco Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany @juan_francomd ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0003-0411-899X Declaration of Interests, see here
A family physician and researcher with expertise in evidence-informed healthcare with a focus on evidence synthesis and shared-decision making. He heads the Evidence Synthesis Unit at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, affiliated with Cochrane, overseeing evidence synthesis projects on diverse clinical topics. Additionally, he serves as a Clinical Editor for the BMJ and is a member of Cochrane's Governing Board.

Associate Editors

Fares Alahdab University of Missouri Columbia, United States @fares_alahdab ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0001-5481-696X
A research methodologist and epidemiologist with a special interest in evidence synthesis, guideline development, cardiovascular imaging, and biomedical informatics. He also works on research methods and meta-epidemiologic studies with a focus on reducing research waste. His experience also includes medical education and the practice of medicine in crisis and conflict zones.
Yusentha Balakrishna South African Medical Research Council Durban, South Africa ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0001-6449-3260
A Senior Statistician with experience in clinical studies, meta-analysis and systematic reviews, as well as interests in high-dimensional and multivariate data analysis. Her research focuses on using statistical methods for the analysis of food composition data to inform nutritional guidelines and policies and she regularly collaborates with Cochrane South Africa on systematic reviews and training events.
Kerry Dwan Associate Editor
Kerry Dwan Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Liverpool, United Kingdom @dwan_kerry ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0001-6918-1215
A statistician with experience in clinical trials and systematic reviews, including complex methods for systematic reviews. Her research has focussed on outcome reporting bias and the impact it has on systematic reviews as well as improving methods and reporting of systematic reviews. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Evidence Synthesis at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Previously she set up and led Cochrane’s Methods Support Unit and was a Statistical Editor for Cochrane’s Editorial and Methods Department. Kerry is a Senior Editor for the Systematic Reviews journal and Statistical Editor for Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods journal.
Yuting Duan The Affiliated TCM Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University Guangzhou, China @Duanyuting_Dawn ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0002-9453-0592
An associate research fellow as well as a clinician in The Affiliated TCM Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University. Her major interests are i) Systematic reviews and meta-analysis; ii) Clinical practice guidelines; iii) Reporting guideline development; iv) Complementary Medicine and Therapies (Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, etc); v) Clinical Trial Methodology. Prior to her current position she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Chinese EQUATOR Centre.
Luis Garegnani Associate Editor
Luis Garegnani Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0003-4605-9473
A Senior Research Fellow on Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis and Associate Professor in Research Methods at Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano Cochrane Associate Centre. He supports PT residents within the Intesive Care Unit, teaching mechanical ventilation, respiratory care basics and evidence-based medicine. Research interests include Health Technology Assessments and Meta-epidemiology.
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Maria-Inti Metzendorf Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany @mintimetz ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0002-4154-5782
A graduate information scientist at the Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group based at the University of Düsseldorf. Her interests include information retrieval methods for evidence synthesis production as well as teaching search methods to medical students, physicians, researchers and information specialists.
Marleen Kunneman Associate Editor
Marleen Kunneman Leiden University Medical Center Leiden, Netherlands @MarleenKunneman ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0001-5334-1085
A Senior Researcher at LUMC and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. She is trained as a Clinical Linguist and obtained her PhD in Medicine, focusing on patient-clinician communication and shared decision making (SDM). She has a special interest in technical versus humanistic approaches of SDM, measurement with a wink, burden of patient involvement and making care fit in patients’ lives.
Eva Madrid Associate Editor
Eva Madrid Universidad de Valparaíso Valparaíso, Chile @eva_madrid_aris ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0002-8095-5549
A full professor at the Medical School and director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Studies and the leader of the Cochrane Associate Centre at University of Valparaíso. She is a member of the Institutional Review Board at Universidad de Valparaiso. Her interests include environmental epidemiology, responsible conduct of research and overdiagnosis/overtreatment.
Nicolas Meza Associate Editor
Nicolás Meza Universidad de Valparaíso Valparaíso, Chile @nicolasmezac ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0001-9505-0358
A physician and part of the Cochrane Associate Centre of the University of Valparaíso Chile. During his career, his interest in research and evidence-based medicine led him to participate in consultancies for PAHO, publish articles, and attend international conferences.
Paula Riganti Associate Editor
Paula Riganti UBC Faculty of Medicine Vancouver, Canada @paula_riganti ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0003-4200-9698
A family physician and MSc(c) in Medical Education at Cardiff University. She is also an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include shared decision making and decision aids, medical education, curriculum development, and patient involvement in education and healthcare.

Editorial Board

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine relies on its Editorial Board to help deliver relevant, trustworthy, evidence-based content with maximum impact to as wide a range of frontline health professionals as possible.
Leyla Abdullahi Senior Research and Policy Analyst African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) Nairobi, Kenya Douglas Badenoch Director Minervation Ltd Oxford, UK Amitava Banerjee Senior Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Data Science and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist University College London London, UK Jasminder Birdi Senior Partner (in General Practice) + Senior Appraiser (NHS England SE KSS) The Elms Medical Practice Kent, UK Niklas Bobrovitz Medical student University of Toronto Toronto, Canada Karen Born Assistant Professor & Program Director Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto Toronto Canada Emelie Braschi Clinician Scholar Fellow University of Ottawa Ottawa, Canada Yuan Chi Founder CEO; Health Information Scientist Centre of Evidence-based Medicine, Beijing Yealth Technology Co.,Ltd Shanghai, China Netzahualpilli Delgado-Figueroa Secretaria de Salud del Estado de Jalisco Guadalajara, Mexico Claudia Dobler Consultant Respiratory Physician Liverpool Hospital Sydney, Australia Juan Erviti Head, Unit of Innovation and Organization Navarre Health Service Pamplona, Spain Thomas Fanshawe Senior Statistician University of Oxford Oxford, UK
Paul Fontelo Staff Scientist and Director of Biomedical Informatics Training Program National Library of Medicine Maryland, USA Charissa Fotinos Deputy Chief Medical Officer Washington State Health Care Authority University of Washington Washington DC, USA Peter Gill Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics University of Toronto Toronto, Canada Lars Hemkens Senior Scientist, Department of Clinical Research Deputy Director, Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics University Hospital Basel Basel, Switzerland Tammy Hoffmann Professor of Clinical Epidemiology Bond University Queensland, Australia Tiziano Innocenti Director of Research Methodology Unit GIMBE Foundation Bologna, Italy Amy Keir Researcher and Consultant Neonatologist University of Adelaide Adelaide, South Australia Min Seo Kim Researcher Samsung Advanced Institute for Health Sciences & Technology (SAIHST), Samsung Medical Center Seoul, Republic of Korea Karin Kopitowski Head of Family and Community Medicine Service Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires/Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina Janet Martin Associate Professor, Departments of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics University of Western Ontario Ontario, Canada Jason Oke Senior Statistician University of Oxford Oxford, UK
Rafael Leite Pacheco Medical researcher Hospital Sírio-Libanês São Paulo, Brazil Thanya Pathirana Senior lecturer and Associate Lead of Doctor and Health in the Community School of Medicine and Dentistry, Griffith University Sunshine Coast, Australia Ryan Rodriguez Assistant Professor and Clinical Pharmacist University of Illinois Chicago, USA Sarah Tanveer PhD Candidate/Graduate Research Assistant University of Maryland, USA Neeti Rustagi Associate Professor AIIMS Jodhpur Rajasthan, India Rene Spijker Information Specialist UMC Utrecht Utrecht, Netherlands Lorainne Tudor Car Assistant Professor of Evidence Based Medicine Nanyang Technological University Singapore António Vaz Carneiro Professor, Faculty of Medicine University of Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal Areti Angeliki Veroniki Assistant Professor University of Toronto Toronto, Canada David Warriner Cardiology Registrar Leeds General Infirmary Leeds, UK

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