Faculty

  • Thomas Trikalinos

    Director, Associate Professor

    Tom works 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... Read Full Profile

  • Anya Rader Wallack

    Associate Director, Professor of the Practice of Health Services, Policy and Practice

    Anya Rader Wallack is the Associate Director of the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health and a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice within Brown University’s School of Public Health. Before her time at Brown, she held a range of government positions. In Rhode Island, she was the Director of HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s health insurance... Read Full Profile

  • Ethan Balk

    Associate Professor, Research

    Ethan Balk, MD MPH, is Associate Professor (Research) in the Brown University School of Public Health. For about 15 years, his research has focused on systematic review, evidence based medicine, meta-analysis, study quality assessment, and evaluation of literature. He has led numerous comparative effectiveness reviews, evidence reports, technologies, and other systematic reviews for the Agency... Read Full Profile

  • Dale Steele

    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    Dr. Dale W. Steele graduated from the University of Vermont in 1986. He works in Providence, RI and specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Steele is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. His professional and academic interests include: Pediatric emergency medicine, medical education, statistics, clinical decision models, Bayesian methods

  • Assistant Professor

    My work focuses on the synthesis of observational and experimental studies of therapeutic interventions and diagnostic tests. I am also interested in applied work on systematic reviews of treatments, medical tests, and risk factors for disease.

  • Rowan Iskandar

    Assistant Professor, Research

    My research interests lie at the interface of health decision science and mathematical biology. I am interested in the analysis of cancer epidemiology data using mechanistic models of carcinogenesis to reverse-engineer the biological mechanisms of cancer progression and to identify approaches for more effective cancer control strategies. Currently, I am investigating how different assumptions... Read Full Profile

  • Ian Saldanha

    Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice

    Dr. Ian Saldanha trained as a physician, epidemiologist, and health services researcher. His MBBS is from India and his MPH and PhD (Epidemiology) are from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. Before joining Brown University in 2018, Dr. Saldanha was a Faculty member at Cochrane United States, the Cochrane Eyes and Vision US Satellite, and the Center for... Read Full Profile

  • Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice

    Andrew R Zullo, PharmD, ScM, PhD is a nursing home / long-term care pharmacoepidemiologist and health services researcher. He applies comparative effectiveness and safety methodologies to patient-centered outcomes research topics in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, fractures/osteoporosis, infectious diseases, nephrology, and more. His other interests include 1) the quality and determinants of... Read Full Profile

  • Evangelia Ntzani

    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Dr. Ntzani is a pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina, School of Medicine, Greece. Dr Ntzani is author in 42 peer-reviewed scientific papers in clinical and molecular epidemiology and evidence-based medicine, and is co-investigator of grants on genetic epidemiology of complex diseases and motivating... Read Full Profile

  • Joseph Lau

    Professor Emeritus

    My research focuses on applying evidence-based methods to clinical/healthcare problems. I have long-standing interest in validating existing systematic review and meta-analysis methodologies and developing new ones to make the processes more efficient and the products more reliable. For the past 2 years, I have been developing a Systematic Review Data Repository (SRDR) that could be used by... Read Full Profile

  • Faculty Affiliate

    Christopher Schmid is the chair of the Department of Biostatistics at Brown University’s School of Public Health. He joined the Brown faculty in 2012 as a professor of biostatistics and founding member and Co-Director of the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health in the Brown School of Public Health. He is Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), elected member and incoming... Read Full Profile