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Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Craig LockwoodRN, BN, GradDip, MNSc, PhD, University of Adelaide, Australia

Senior Editors
Kerry Dwan, BSc (HONS) , PhD, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Valerie Smith, PhD, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Protocol Editors
Małgorzata Bała, MD, PhD, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Cheryl Holly, EdD, RN, ANEF, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, USA
Tim Mathes, PhD, University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany
Dawid Pieper, MPH, MSc,  Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane, Germany
Daniel Umpierre, MSc, PhD, Centro de Pesquisa Clínica, Brazil

Associate Editors
Rebecca Abbott, BSc (Hons), PhD, University of Exeter, UK
Ahmed Abou-Setta, MD, PhD,  University of Manitoba College of Medicine, Canada
Olatunji Adetokunboh, MD, PhD, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Fares Alahdab, MD, MSc, Houston Methodist, USA
Ahmed Albahri, PhD, Iraqi Commission for Computers and Informatics, Iraq
Rami Al-Rifai, MSc, PhD, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Daniel Atlaw, MSc, Madda Walabu University Goba Referral Hospital, Ethiopia
Ana Antonic-Baker, MSc, PhD, Monash University, Australia
Reuben Olugbenga Ayeleke, MBChB, MSc, PhD, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Anne-Marie Bagnall, PhD, Leeds Beckett University, UK
Dimitri Beeckman, PhD, Ghent University, Belgium
Dominika Bhatia, PhD, University of Toronto, USA
Jean Joel Bigna, MD, MPH, Centre Pasteur of Cameroon, Cameroon
Shandra Bipat, PhD, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kathryn A Birnie, PhD, University of Calgary, Canada
Alexandra Bodnaruc, MSc, University of Ottawa, Canada
João Botelho, PhD, Campus Universitário Egas Moniz, Portugal
Jennifer Brown, BA (Hons), MSc, University of York, UK
Matteo Bruschettini, MD, Lunds Universitet, Sweden
Zhaolun Cai, MD, PhD, West China Hospital, Sichaun University, China
Helena Carreira, PhD, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Brittany U Carter, DHSc, MPH, Wellsource, USA
Ferrán Catalá-López, PhD, MPH, MHEcon,  National School of Public Health, ISCIII, Spain
Francesca M Chappell, PhD, University of Edinburgh, UK
Yen-Fu Chen, PhD, University of Warwick, UK
Hao-Min Cheng, MD, PhD, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Wisit Cheungpasitporn, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
Lok-Hi Chow, MD, PhD, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Turin T Chowdhury, MBBS, MS, PhD, University of Calgary, Canada
Aaron Conway, BN (Hons) , PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Ioana Cristea, PhD, University of Pavia, Italy
Janet Curran, PhD, RN,  Dalhousie University, Canada
Gillian Currie, PhD, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Bruno R da Costa, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Mark Corbett, PhD, University of York, UK
Kristin Danko, PhD, Brown University, USA
Eliana de Ros Wendland, PhD, Hospital Moinhos de Vento, Brazil
Serawit Deyno, PhD, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
Mojtaba Dorri, PhD, University of Bristol, UK
Vania Dos Santos Nunes Nogueira, MD, PhD, Sao Paolo State University Medical School, Brazil
Rui Duarte, MSc, PhD University of Liverpool, UK
Adam G Dunn, PhD, Macquarie University, Australia
Tracy Epton, PhD, University of Manchester, UK
Munira Essat, BSc, MSc, PhD, University of Sheffield, UK
Nathalia Fagundes, PhD, University of Alberta, Canada
Marco Fiore, Dr. med., University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Jann Foster, PhD, Western Sydney University, Australia
Margaret Foster, MS, MPH, AHIP, Texas A&M University, USA
Marie-Pierre Gagnon, PhD, Université Laval, Canada
Long Ge, PhD, Lanzhou University, China
Sean Grant, DPhil, MSc, Indiana University Fort Wayne, USA
Sue Harnan, MSc, University of Sheffield, UK
Nicola R Heneghan, Phd, MSc, FMACP, PGCert HE, HCPC, University of Birmingham, UK
Alexander Heazell, PhD, University of Manchester, UK
Swapnil Hiremath, MD, MPH,FASN, University of Ottawa, Canada
Leonard Ho, FHEA, FRSPH, MACE, University of Edinburgh, UK
Tanya Horsley, PhD, MBA, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Canada
Sharea Ijaz,BDS, MSc (London), PhD, University of Bristol, UK
Ramamoorthi Jayaraj, PhD, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Hai-yin Jiang, , Zhejiang University, China
Ying Jiang, PhD, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Denny John, MBA, MPH, PT, PhDc, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, India
Vanessa Jordan, PhD, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Lars Jørgensen, MD, MSc, FACS, PhD, Copenhagen University & Nordic Cochrane Centre, Denmark
Jae-Hung Jung, PhD, Yonsei University, South Korea
Anna Kågesten, PhD, MPH, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Leila Kahwati, MD, MPH,  Research Triangle Institute International, USA
Hyun Kang, PhD, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, South Korea
Yuki Kataoka, PhD, Kyoto University, Japan
Ayele Semachew Kasa, PhD candidate, University of Wollongong, Australia
Jaimon Kelly, PhD, University of Queensland School of Public Health, Australia
Sebastien Kenmoe, PhD, University of Buea, Cameroon
Ankur Khajuria, MRCS, Imperial College London, UK
Markus Koesters, PhD, Ulm University Hospital, Germany
Malgorzata Lagisz, PhD, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Zohra Lassi, PhD, University of Adelaide, Australia
Miranda Langendam, PhD, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sheyu Li, MD, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, China
Xian-Liang Liu, BNSc, MMed, PhD, MD, RN [CN], Charles Darwin University, Australia
Kristina Lindsley, PhD, UMC Utrecht, Netherlands
Erik Loeffen,  MD PhD, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Linda Long, PhD, University of Exeter, UK
Jarrad Lum, PhD, Deakin University, Australia
Xufei LuoMPH, PhD(c),  Lanzhou University, China
Tauqeer Hussain Mallhi, PhD, Jouf University, Saudi Arabia
Arturo José Martí-Carvajal, MD, MSc, Ph.D, Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela

Ma José Martínez-Zapata, MD, PhD, Hospital de la Santa Cruz and San Pablo, Spain

Tim Mathes, PhD, Universität Witten/Herdecke, Germany 
Joseph Mathew, MD, PhD, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India
Sarah McCann, PhD, Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Germany
Reint Meursinge Reynders, DDS, PhD, Private practice of orthodontics, Milan, Italy
Rahul Mhaskar, MPH, PhD, University of South Florida, USA
Catherine J Minns Lowe, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, MCSP, Oxford University Hospitals, UK 
Ralph Möhler, PhD, Heinrich-Heine-University, Germany
Jess Morgan, PhD, University of York, UK
Pei-fan Mu, PhD, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Sarah Nevitt, PhD, University of Liverpool, UK
Adriani Nikolakopoulou, PhD, Bern University, Switzerland
Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Keng Siang Lee, MBChB, King's College London, UK

Gilbert Sterling Octavius, MD, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia
Rafael Onofre, DDS, MSc, PhD, Graduate Program in Dentistry, Meridional Faculty/IMED, Passo Fundo, Brazil
Alvisa Palese, PhD, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Romeo Patini, DDS, PhD, Catholic University of Sacred Heart - Rome, Italy
Valentina Pecoraro, BSc, AUSL Modena, Italy
Frank Peinemann, PhD, MD, MSc, Uniklinik Köln, Germany
Bart G Pijls, MD, PhD, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
KM Saif-Ur-Rahman, PhD, Evidence Synthesis Ireland and Cochrane, Ireland
Rachel Riera, PhD, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Chaturaka Rodrigo, PhD, University of New South Wales, Australia
Juan Alberto Ruano Ruiz, MD, PhD, IMIBIC-Reina Sofia University Hospital, Spain
Ian Saldanha, PhD, Brown University, USA
Bruno Saragiotto, BPhty, MSc, PhD, Universidade Cidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Maxime Sasseville, PhD, Université Laval, Canada
Anna Mae Scott, PhD, Bond University, Australia
Larissa Shamseer, MSc, PhD, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada
Shih-Chieh Shao, PhD, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Chunhu Shi, PhD, University of Manchester, UK
Nathan Andrew Shlobin, MD, MBA, Northwestern University, USA
Waldemar Siemens, MSc, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany
Isolde Sommer, PhD, MSc, MPH, University for Continuing Education Krems, Austria
Giuseppe TroianoDDS, PhD, University of Foggia, Italy
Claire Vale, PhD, University College London, UK
Maria Vargas, PhD, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Beni Verma, MD, Metro Health, USA
Robin WM Vernooij, PhD, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Lydi-Anne Vézina-Im, PhD, Université Laval, Canada
Ishanka Weerasekara Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage, Mphil, PhD, Western Norway University of Applied Science, Norway
Laura Weeks, PhD, Canadian Association for Drugs and Technology in Health, Canada
Eliana Wendland, MD, PhD, Hospital Moinhos de Vento, Brazil
Lisa Susan Wieland, MPH, PhD, University of Maryland, USA
Geoff Wong, MA, MBBS, MD(Res), FHEA, FRCGP, University of Oxford, UK
Judy Wright, MSc, University of Leeds, UK
Noorazrul Yahya, PhD Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Anao Zhang, PhD, University of Michigan, USA
Qinhong Zhang, MD, PhD, Standford University, USA
Ursula Griebler, PhD, MPH, Donau University Krems, Austria
Guo-qing Zheng, MD, PhD, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, China

Statistical Advisors
George A. Kelley, DA, FACSM West Virginia University, USA
Mark Simmonds, PhD, University of York, UK
Brian Hutton, MSc, PhD, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care Evidence Reviews Collection Editor
Ivan Florez, MD,MSc, PhD, McMaster University, Canada 

Editorial Board
Lisa Askie, PhD, MPH, FAHMS, FHEA, University of Sydney, Australia
Federico Augustovski, MD, MSc, PhD, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Stephanie Chang, MD, MPH, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA
Mike Clarke, BA, DPhil, Clinical Trial Services Unit, UK
Jonathan Deeks, BSc(Hons) MSc PhD CStat FMedSci, University of Birmingham, UK
Paul Garner, MB, BS,  MD, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Paul Glasziou, FRACGP, PhD, AO, Bond University, Australia
David Gough, PhD, University College London, UK
Jeremy Grimshaw, MBChB, PhD, FRCGP, FCAHS, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada
Mark Helfand, MD, MPH, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
Sally Hopewell, DPhil, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, UK
Brian Hutton, MSc, PhD, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada
Terry Klassen, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Manitoba Institute of Child Health, Canada
Julia Littell, PhD, Bryn Mawr College, USA
Malcolm Macleod, BSc(Hons), MBChB, PhD, FRCP, Ed, FRSB, University of Edinburgh, UK
Jessie McGowan, PhD, AHIP, MLIS, University of Ottawa, Canada
Tatiana Pereira-Cenci, PhD, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Mark Petticrew, PhD, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Bob Phillips, MA, Bm BCh, University of York, UK
Hannah Rothstein, PhD, Baruch CollegeUSA
Christopher Schmid, PhD, Brown University, USA
Aron Shlonsky, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Mark Simmonds, BSc, MSc, PhD, University of York, UK
Jayne Tierney, PhD, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, UK
Andrea Tricco, MSc, PhD, St. Michael's Hospital, Canada
Philip van der Wees, PhD, Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy, Netherlands

Founding Editors-in-Chief
David Moher, PhD, MSc, BA, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada
Paul G Shekelle, MD, MPH, PhD, RAND Corporation, USA
Lesley A Stewart, BSc, MSc, PhD, University of York, UK

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