Dr. Sharon E. Straus is a geriatrician/general internist/clinical epidemiologist; Director of the Knowledge Translation (KT) Program at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s; Deputy Physician-In-Chief, St. Michael’s; and, Vice Chair, Medicine (Mentorship, Equity, Diversity) and the Division Director for Geriatric Medicine at the University of Toronto. She completed her MD and residencies in internal medicine and geriatric medicine at the University of Toronto. She also earned an MSc in clinical epidemiology at the University of Toronto. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Quality of Care and has obtained more than $30 million in peer-reviewed research grants as a principal investigator. Dr. Straus has over 350 publications, and has supervised over 25 graduate students from different disciplines including clinical epidemiology, health informatics and human factors engineering. Her research interests are in evidence-based medicine, knowledge translation, diagnostic tests and health informatics.
Dr. Scott Richardson is an academic general internist at the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership Campus, in Athens, Georgia, where he is Professor of Medicine and Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum. His principal scholarly interests are in clinical epidemiology, evidence-based health care and medical education. He is a member of the international Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group that authored the ‘Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature’ series in JAMA, now published in book form. Dr. Richardson continues to work on the challenges of integrating evidence into clinical decisions, particularly in evidence-based clinical diagnosis. He is also working to incorporate evidence into the new curriculum at his institution and in medical education at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, and continuing).
Paul Glasziou FRACGP, PhD is Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at Bond University was a part-time General Practitioner for many years, and the Professor and Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University from 2003-2010. His key interests include identifying and removing the barriers to using high quality research in everyday clinical practice. Professor Glasziou has authored over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and seven books related to evidence based practice. He is Chair of the RACGP’s Handbook of Non-Drug Interventions Project Team, which was initiated through the Quality Care Committee following his 2010 Stuart Patterson Lecture.
Brian Haynes is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Medicine, former Chair of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and founding Chief of the Health Information Research Unit at McMaster University. His medical degree is from the University of Alberta, his PhD in clinical epidemiology is from McMaster University. Dr. Haynes’ research is in the fields of clinical epidemiology, health informatics, and knowledge translation. His clinical practice is with people who have diabetes. He is an officer of the Order of Canada, fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and an elected foreign associate of the US National Academy of Medicine.