Faculty Profile: Thomas Trikalinos

Thomas Trikalinos
Thomas Trikalinos
Associate Professor
Health Services, Policy & Practice
Work: +1 401-863-6917
Tom and his colleagues strive to modernize and optimize the processes of evidence-based medicine by porting methodologies from computer science and applied mathematics.

Biography

Tom Trikalinos studied medicine in Greece. In 2006 he joined Joseph Lau's team at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, to conduct research in evidence-based medicine. Currently he directs the Center for Evidence-based Medicine at Brown University -- CEBM for short. CEBM faculty and staff work on novel methodologies for comparative effectiveness research, with emphasis on the steps of evidence synthesis (by means of systematic review and meta-analysis), and evidence contextualization (by means of decision and economic analysis). Tom and his colleagues strive to modernize and optimize the processes of evidence-based medicine by porting methodologies from computer science and applied mathematics.

Research Description


  • Methods for meta-analysis and systematic review

  • Software for meta-analysis and systematic review

  • Machine learning for semi-automating screening of citations for systematic reviews

Grants and Awards

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Affiliations

Society for Research Synthesis Methodology
Society for Medical Decision Making
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

Funded Research

R01 HS 018494: Semi-automating citation screening for systematic reviews AHRQ
$1.2 million
12/01/2009–11/30/2012
Principal Investigator


R01 HS 018574: Modernizing Meta-Analysis to Facilitate Comparative Effectiveness Reviews AHRQ
$1.2 million
12/01/2009–11/30/2012
Key Investigator (Principal Investigator Christopher H. Schmid)


Contract No. HHSA 290 2007 10055 I, Evidence-Based Practice Centers III AHRQ
$15.3 million
09/01/2007–08/31/2012
Key Personnel (Principal Investigator Joseph Lau)