The Opportunities and Challenges of Using Systematic Reviews To Summarize Knowledge About “What Works” in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Kay Dickersin, Ph.D.
Director, The Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Monday, July 25, 2016
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Eastern time
Presented via NIH Videocast, videocast.nih.gov/
Registration, although not required, is encouraged for planning purposes.
Whether discussing priorities for comparative effectiveness research (CER) from a funder’s or researcher’s perspective, understanding knowledge gaps, or setting guidelines for care, systematic reviews of existing research hold the promise of scientifically summarizing “what works” at any point in time. Dr. Dickersin will review models of how systematic reviews are being used globally to plan, implement, and derive recommendations from CER. Dr. Dickersin will then review some of the existing challenges to using systematic reviews and methods being used to address these challenges.
Dr. Dickersin is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Dickersin also serves as the Director for the Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis. She has conducted studies in a number of important subject areas, including women’s health, eyes and vision, and surgery. Dr. Dickersin’s research has involved comparing internal company documents to the published record, where she and her colleagues have found differing results. Dr. Dickersin is currently engaged in examining practical issues related to demands for “open access to trial data,” when the available data may be discordant.
Medicine: Mind the Gap is a seminar series that explores research design, measurement, intervention, data analysis, and other methods of interest to prevention science.
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