Editorial Board

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Editorial Board members have agreed and adhere to the journals conflict of interest policies.


Professor Carl Heneghan

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK
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Deputy Editor

Dr Igho Onakpoya

University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK
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Associate Editors

Dr Jeffrey Aronson

University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK
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Jon Brassey

Director, Trip Database
Bristol, UK
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Dr Kamal Mahtani

University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK
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Dr Jack O’Sullivan

Stanford University,
California, USA
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Dr Annette Plüddemann

University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK
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Statistical Editor

Professor Rafael Perera

University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK
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Editorial Registrar

Georgia Richards

University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK
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Editorial Board

Professor Haldun Akoglu, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Marmara University
Istanbul, Turkey

Prof Akoglu has been involved in academic emergency medicine for over 10 years. He is currently the Clerkship Director of Marmara University Department of Emergency Medicine and Member of the Research Support Group of Marmara University.

Mr Douglas Badenoch, MSc
Minervation Ltd
Oxford, UK

Mr Badenoch is an information specialist with over 20 years’ experience in Evidence-Based Health Care. His particular interests are in user involvement, information design and knowledge transfer.

Professor Amitava Banerjee, MA Hons, MBBCh, MPH, MRCP, DPhil, FHEA, FAHA, FESC, FRCP
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Data Science and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist
University College London
London, UK

Dr Banerjee trained in Oxford, Newcastle, Hull, London and Birmingham. His interest in EBM led to a Masters in Public Health at Harvard, a stint at WHO and a DPhil in epidemiology from Oxford.

Dr Jasminder Birdi, MB, BS, MSc, DGM, DFSRH, MBCS, MRCGP
Senior Partner (in General Practice) + Senior Appraiser (NHS England SE KSS)
The Elms Medical Practice
Kent, UK

Dr Birdi is Senior Partner in a dispensing practice, a Senior Appraiser with NHS England SE KSS, an out-of-hours GP, and has held educational roles with Health Education England (KSS). He holds a Master’s degree in Evidence-Based Health Care from Oxford University, and is a member of the British Computer Society.

Mr Niklas Bobrovitz, BHSC(h), MSc
DPHil student
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Mr Bobrovitz is a health services researcher with an interest in quality of care measurement; variation in healthcare practices; complex evidence synthesis; and translating evidence into practice.

Dr Emelie Braschi, MD, PhD
Clinician Scholar Fellow
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada

Dr Braschi is a recent graduate from Family Medicine Residency with expertise in molecular biology and a special interest in knowledge translation and medical education including the evaluation of quality in medical education using a shared decision making framework.

Mr Dylan Collins, DPhil
DPhil Candidate
University of British Columbia
British Columbia, Canada

Mr Collins’ completed his PhD at the Centre for Evidence-Based, University of Oxford. His research and work encompasses increasing the use of evidence-based practice in low-resource settings.

Dr John Coombs, BMed, MD
Trainee Physician
The John Hunter Hospital and Hunter New England Health Network
Newcastle, Australia

Dr Coombs is currently undertaking training as a Physician at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. He holds teaching positions at the University of Notre Dame as well as the University of New South Wales. He has a keen interest in Evidence-Based practice having spent time at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University.

Dr Rachel Dean, BVMS, PhD, MSc, DSAM, SFHEA, MRCVS
Director of Clinical Research
and Excellence in Practice
VetPartners Ltd
York, UK

Dr Dean is a recognised international leader in the field of Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine and has published widely and teaches this discipline at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is a specialist in Feline Medicine and chairs the Association of Charity Vets.

Dr Claudia Dobler, MBBS, MD, PhD
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Liverpool Hospital
Sydney, Australia

Dr Dobler is interested in clinical, health services and epidemiological research with the aim to improve evidence-based health care for patients with pulmonary diseases. Dr. Dobler is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Dr Laura Downie, PhD, BOptom, PGCertOcTher
Senior Lecturer
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Dr Laura Downie is a tenured Senior Lecturer in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She provides didactic and clinical training to Doctor of Optometry students, leads the sub-specialty cornea clinic at University of Melbourne eyecare clinic and heads her own research laboratory, the ‘Downie Anterior Eye, Clinical Trials and Research Translation Unit.’

Mr Steven Duckworth, PGCert
Head of Quality NHS England
NHS England
North East England, UK

Mr Duckworth has an extensive background in older people’s healthcare and cardiovascular and is national lead commissioner for specialised vascular services. Mr Duckworth is also vice chair of an older person’s charity.

Mr Zack Dumont, BSc, MS
Clinical Support Pharmacist
Saskatchewan Health Authority
Saskatchewan, Canada

Mr Dumont maintains clinical practice, with experience in heart failure and anticoagulation. Training and interests include EBM, technology, and leadership. Mr Dumont is also a clinical pharmacist with the RxFiles academic detailing service and consultant with medSask information service.

Dr Juan Erviti, PharmD, PhD
Head, Unit of Innovation and Organization
Navarre Health Service
Pamplona, Spain

Dr Erviti has interests in pharmacoepidemiology and systematic reviews. In addition to his role at Navarre Health Service, he is Director, Cochrane Associate Center, Editor, Hypertension satellite group in Spain, and a Cochrane KT Advisory Group member.

Professor Tom Fahey, MD MSc MFPH FRCGP
Professor of General Practice
RCSI Medical School, Dublin & HRB Centre for Primary Care Research
Ireland, UK

Prof Fahey is Principal Investigator of the HRB Centre for CPCR whose research programme encompasses prescribing to vulnerable patient groups, evidence-based diagnosis and implementation of research with the use of computer-based Clinical Decision Support Systems.

Dr Thomas Fanshawe, PhD
Senior Statistician
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Dr Fanshawe is a senior statistician and departmental lecturer at the Nuffield Department for Primary Care Health Sciences. He has particular interests in statistical methodology for diagnostic accuracy, risk prediction, and systematic review and meta-analysis.

Dr Paul Fontelo, MD, MPH
Staff Scientist and Director of Biomedical Informatics Training Program
National Library of Medicine
Maryland, USA

Dr Fontelo leads a research program on evidence-based medicine and access to information at the point-of-care for clinical decision support. He also develops innovative methods and applications in smartphones and mobile devices, telepathology, and biomarkers for precision medicine.

Dr Charissa Fotinos, MD, MSc
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Washington State Health Care Authority
University of Washington
Washington DC, USA

Dr Fotinos is a Family and Addiction Medicine physician. Currently working for the State of Washington Medicaid Program, she has spent her career working with less served communities.

Dr Keith Geraghty, MDip, MPH, PhD
Research Fellow
University of Manchester
Manchester, UK

Dr. Geraghty has a special interest in the role of evidence in clinical decision making, evaluation of evidence from clinical trials and medically unexplained illness. Much of his work has focused on understanding and treating chronic fatigue syndrome and medically unexplained symptoms.

Dr Peter Gill, MSc, DPhil, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Gill is a general paediatrician and clinician-researcher at the Hospital for Sick Children and Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. His research focuses on improving evidence-based care for children.

Dr Lars Hemkens, MD MPH
Senior Scientist, Department of Clinical Research
Deputy Director, Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University Hospital Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Dr Hemkens was previosuly at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and at IQWiG (Department of the Director). His work focuses on improving evidence-based health care with routinely collected data, pragmatic trials and meta-research.

Prof Tammy Hoffmann, PhD
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Bond University
Queensland, Australia

Prof Hoffmann leads the Centre for Evidence-Informed Health Decisions, with her research spanning many aspects of shared decision making, evidence-based practice, and minimising waste in research. She is also Co-Director of the Australasian EQUATOR Centre.

Dr Anders Huitfeldt, MB BCh BAO, SM, ScD
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Oslo, Norway

Dr Huitfeldt is a physician and epidemiologist, with a special interest in statistical methods development for evidence based medicine. His research is focused on clarifying the conditions under which randomised controlled trials are generalisable to clinically relevant populations.

Dr Mohamed Jalloh, Pharm.D
Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences Department
Touro University California
California, USA

Dr Jalloh is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor at Touro University, California. He completed a 2 year post-doctoral fellowship in evidence based medicine at Creighton University in Omaha, NE.

Senior Associate Tutor
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Tom is involved in research synthesis using sources of evidence such as regulatory data in alternative to biomedical publications. He is the first author of the Cochrane review on Neuraminidase Inhibitors for influenza, the first such review based only on regualtory data.

Researcher and Consultant Neonatologist
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, South Australia

Dr Keir is a neonatologist and researcher with interests in evidence-based medicine and clinical practice improvement. She is passionate about improving the delivery of the evidence-based care for newborn infants.

Dr Tracey Koehlmoos, PhD, MHA
Associate Professor & Director
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Maryland, USA

Dr Koehlmoos previously she served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Commandant, Marine Corps and Director, Health & Family Planning Systems Program at ICDDR,B. A systems and policy researcher she specializes in leading complex tasks and capacity building across the spectrum of health systems building blocks.

Prof Myeong Soo Lee, PhD
Principal Researcher
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
Daejeon, South Korea

Prof. Lee’s work focuses on developing clinical practice guidelines and testing clinical efficacy of complementary and integrative medicine. He is a prof. of University of Science and Technology, Korea, an adjunct profs of London South Bank University, UK and Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.

Dr Janet Martin, PharmD, MSc, PhDeq
Associate Professor, Departments of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of Western Ontario
Ontario, Canada

Dr. Martin is a clinical epidemiologist with a keen interest in evidence synthesis, evidence sufficiency, and knowledge translation with special emphasis on anesthesia, surgery, and critical care in resource-restricted and resource-rich settings across the globe.

Professor Sharon Mickan, PhD, MA, BoccThy
Professor of Allied Health
Griffith University and Gold Coast Health
Queensland, Australia

Prof Mickan’s research is focused on the active integration of current research in clinical practice, building research skills and capacity in healthcare clinicians, promoting interprofessional learning and teamwork. Currently she designs and evaluates strategies to promote the research knowledge and engagement of allied health clinicians.

Dr Francis Githae Muriithi, MBChB, MMed, MSc, MRCOG
CESR (CP) Trainee in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, East Midlands North Deanery
Queen’s Medical Centre Campus, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Nottingham, UK

Dr Muriithi has clinical expertise in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and was an Oxford Academic Health Science Network fellow in Evidence-Based Health Care. He trained at the University of Nairobi, Aga Khan University, Oxford , Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health).

Dr Jason Oke, DPhil, MSc
Senior Statistician
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Dr Oke is a senior statistician at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. The focus of his research is around cancer diagnosis in primary care, evaluating the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and studying the problems of overdiagnosis, over-treatment and medicalisation.

Dr Ahmed Rashid, MBChB, MSC, MRCGP
Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow & GP
UCL Medical School
London, UK

Dr Rashid combined his NHS clinical training with an NIHR sponsored research fellowship at the University of Cambridge and a national leadership fellowship at the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence.

Dr Manuel Ribeiro Neto, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Ohio, USA

Dr Ribeiro Neto is a pulmonary physician at the Cleveland Clinic, with a focus on Interstitial Lung Diseases, Sarcoidosis, and Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy. He is also a tutor at the Duke University Evidence Based Medicine Workshop.

Dr Carol Rivas, BSc, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor
University College London
London, UK

Carol Rivas is an Associate Professor in Social Policy and Programme Evaluation and lectures to MSc students on evidence-based healthcare. She is particularly interested in communication in medical settings and, as a methodologist, uses techniques as varied as conversation analysis and health informatics to explore this.

Dr Ryan Rodriguez, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor and Clinical Pharmacist
University of Illinois
Chiacgo, USA

Dr. Rodriguez provides evidence-based research and formulary management services for a variety of clients. His teaching in the PharmD curriculum involves research design, biostatistics, and critical literature evaluation. His research interests involve systematic reviews and medication safety.

Dr Neeti Rustagi, MD
Associate Professor
AIIMS Jodhpur
Rajasthan, India

Dr Rustagi has worked specifically in areas of non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, adolescent health and injury epidemiology. and is currently contributing as faculty in the ATLS program and acting as coordinator for the pre-hospital trauma care program in Jodhpur district.

Dr James Scott, MD
Chair Emeritus and Adjunct Professor
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Iowa, USA

Dr Scott expertise is in clinical obstetrics and gynecology, research, evidence-based medicine, EQUATOR, editing, medical writing, peer review and other publication issues.

Dr Bethany Shinkins, DPhil
Test Evaluation Group Lead
University of Leeds
Leeds, UK

Dr Shinkins is a statistician and health economist with a particular research interest in screening and diagnosis. She currently specialises in economic evaluations of tests and is a Senior Associate Tutor on the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care at the University of Oxford.

Dr Sonal Singh, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Massachusetts, USA

Dr Singh has expertise in evidence synthesis, drug safety and shared decision making. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, WHO International Agency for Research Cancer, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, pharmaceutical sponsors and research firms and is a practicing general internist.

Dr Garth Slysz, MD
Hospitalist Physician
Prince County Hospital
Prince Edward Island, Canada

Dr Slysz has practiced family and hospitalist medicine for 28 years. During that time, he taught medicine undergraduates and family medicine residents as well as led medical missions to Haiti. In 2016, he was awarded a Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year, Reg L. Perkin Award.

Mr Rene Spijker, MSc
Information Specialist
UMC Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands

Rene Spijker is a trained molecular biologist with a specialty in immunology. He is an information specialist with Cochrane Netherlands and the Amsterdam University Medical Centres since 2008. He is currently a member of the Cochrane council, the Cochrane Information Specialist executive, ICASR, CLeF e-medicine lab, and various Cochrane methods groups.

Dr Chandrashekhar T Sreeramareddy , MBBS, MD, MSc
Associate Professor Division of Community Medicine
International Medical University
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr Sreeramareddy teaching areas include maternal and child health in developing countries, infectious diseases, research methods, epidemiology and biostatistics. His research interests include Tuberculosis and tobacco control. He is a collaborator on the Global Burden of Disease study (University of Washington, USA).

Professor Oliver Steichen, MD, PhD
Full time professor of internal medicine
Tenon Hospital
Paris, France,

Prof Steichen is interested by the issues raised when applying research evidence to individual patient care and is involved in the movement toward the effective analysis of routinely collected clinical data to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.

Dr Beth Stuart, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
University of Southampton
Southampton, UK

Dr Stuart’s research interests cover the application of statistical models to data for secondary analysis, including for the purposes of evidence synthesis. She is also interested in the harmonisation of outcome measures and the development of core outcome sets.

Prof Apostolos Tsapas, MD, PhD, MSc
Professor of Medicine and Diabetes
Aristotle University Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece

Prof Tsapas is a hospitalist specialized in Internal Medicine and Diabetes at Ippokratio Hospital, and Head of the Clinical research and Evidence-Based Medicine Unit at Aristotle University Thessaloniki. His work focuses on meta-research, shared decision-making and guideline development in diabetes.

Dr Lorainne Tudor Car, MD, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor of Evidence Based Medicine
Nanyang Technological University

Dr Tudor Car’s research focuses on seizing the transformative power of digital technology for patient empowerment and health education, she is also a Cochrane Public Health Group methods editor

Dr António Vaz Carneiro, MD, PhD, FACP, FESC
Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal

Prof Vaz Carneiro is a specialist in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Clinical Pharmacology. He is the Director of the Center for EBM, of the Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health and the Head of Cochrane Portugal.

Mr William Warr, MPhil Public Policy (MPP, Cantab), BA Hons.
Doctoral Researcher
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

William’s research focuses on the intersection between public health and policy. He is looking at using mobile technology to implement, evaluate and model digital obesity interventions. Previously William studied policy at Cambridge and worked in the Prime Minister’s Implementation Unit.

Dr David Warriner, BSc MBChB MRCP MSc PhD
Cardiology Registrar
Leeds General Infirmary
Leeds, UK

Dr Warriner is a cardiologist, with an interest in adult congenital heart disease and heart disease in pregnancy. He combined his clinical training with an EPSRC research fellowship at Sheffield University and a national leadership fellowship at NHS England and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, working on the Choosing Wisely campaign.