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Welcome to the following new members who have recently joined G-I-N. This page will be continually updated as new members join.

 

Tiffany Leung

Tiffany Leung

Tiffany I. Leung, MD, MPH, FACP, FAMIA is a U.S.-trained Internal Medicine physician and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences and PhD candidate at the Care and Public Health Research Institute at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Dr. Leung received a BS in Biomedical Engineering, combined MD/MPH, and Internal Medicine residency training at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She also completed an Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics at the VA (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University, in Palo Alto, CA, USA. She was formerly Clinical Assistant Professor and primary care telemedicine physician at Stanford University. As an experienced general internist board certified in Clinical Informatics in the U.S., she has a broad base of knowledge in clinical practice, public and population health, and clinical informatics research. She is involved in clinical quality and value-based health care initiatives at Maastricht University Medical Center +, and has a special interest in physician wellness and physician suicide. Dr. Leung is also Chair-Elect of the American College of Physicians' Council of Early Career Physicians. She speaks Dutch and is currently seeking a medical license in The Netherlands. Dr. Leung can be contacted at t.leung@maastrichtuniversity.nl or through her LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffany-leung-bb993a6a.

 

Khawater Bahkali

Khawater Bahkali

Khawater is an infectious diseases epidemiologist, has been working professionally since 2008. As an infectious diseases epidemiologist, her goals include gaining a high level of knowledge to raise the epidemiological standards in Saudi Arabia and to apply an outstanding application of this knowledge to improve health and prevent infection. In addition to her primary job functions, Khawater has been recognised by the evidence based medicine and knowledge translation research chair, for her extraordinary commitment to systematic reviews conduction.

Khawater has worked in the infection control department in King Khalid university hospital for 6 years after getting a diploma in field epidemiology from King Saud university. As a seasoned hospital epidemiologist, she was passionate about advancing healthcare associated infections surveillance system and outbreak investigations and she was able to renovate and upgrade the healthcare-associated infections-surveillance system in the hospital to high international standards. In addition, she was also a part of the quality team in the hospital that has added to her skills in multidisciplinary teamwork and forming, implementing and evaluating best practice policies and guidelines.

In 2015, she obtained a MSc in infectious diseases epidemiology from Imperial college London. Then she worked as a co-coordinator for the Field epidemiology diploma. Driven by a mission to ensure the course achieves the prerequisite quality outcomes as required by the University and Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, she shared in determining course learning outcomes and planning and assisting in making the required changes in course content.

Since 2015, she became interested in infectious diseases mathematical modelling and applying this for infection dynamics prediction. Recently, she joined the reporting and surveillance department at the national centre for disease prevention and control (NCDC) in Saudi Arabia, where she continues applying epidemiology for people wellbeing.

 

National Blood Authority

National Blood Authority

The National Blood Authority (NBA) is a statutory agency within the Australian Government Health portfolio that manages and coordinates arrangements for the supply of blood and blood products and services on behalf of the Australian Government and state and territory governments.

The NBA has funded and managed the development of a series of evidence-based Patient Blood Management (PBM) Guidelines, comprising six modules that focus on evidence-based PBM. Each module has been written for clinicians treating specific patient groups including Critical Bleeding/Massive Transfusion (2011), Perioperative (2012), Medical (2012), Critical Care (2012), Obstetrics and Maternity (2015) and Neonatal and Paediatrics (2016).

The NBA has commenced a review of the PBM Guidelines and is conducting research and analysis of methodologies for updating clinical practice guidelines.

 

Dr. Yasser Sami Abdel Dayem Amer - MBBCh, MPed, MHI, CPHQ, FISQua

Yasser Sami Amer

Yasser Sami Amer is a pediatrician, clinical practice guidelines (CPG) methodologist, quality professional, health informaticist, and researcher. He has been an active member of G-I-N and its working groups since 2009; including Adaptation (steering group since 2013), Implementation, Performance Measures and LMIC. He contributed to the CPGs Adaptation Program at King Saud University and its Medical City as a coordinator and expert methodologist for the Quality Management Department, CPG steering committee, CPG departmental committees, and Research Chair for Evidence-Based Health Care and Knowledge Translation since 2012. He worked actively in more than 50 CPG adaptation and implementation projects including the capacity building and methodological support for the clinical and academic staff. Additionally, a member of Physician CPOE Build Team during implementation of the Electronic Health Record System (eSiHi) and helped in the automation of CPGs into the system as CPOE with order sets and CDS.

He completed his residency training as a pediatrician before he joined the EBHC movement in 2008 as co-founder and former general coordinator for the Alexandria Center for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines at Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt where he contributed to several CPG adaptation projects as a part of a healthcare quality improvement and post-graduate medical education initiative. He has collaborative experiences in EB-CPG projects in different countries in the Eastern Mediterranean region (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Bahrain). He was recently appointed as a member of the advisory subcommittee, National Committee for CPGs in Egypt.

Research interests include EBHC, knowledge translation, CPG adaptation and implementation, Pediatrics and child health, healthcare informatics, healthcare reform, systematic reviews, and other evidence syntheses. He is looking forward to continue engaging with G-I-N and taking advantage of its collaborative, educational, and networking opportunities.

Yasser was the lead author in two formal CPG adaptation methodologies; the Alexandria ‘Adapted ADAPTE’ and the ‘KSU Modified ADAPTE’.

  • Amer YS, Elzalabany MM, Omar TI, Ibrahim AG and Dowidar NL. (2015), The ‘Adapted ADAPTE’: an approach to improve utilization of the ADAPTE guideline adaptation resource toolkit in the Alexandria Center for Evidence‐Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Eval Clin Pract, 21: 1095-1106. doi:10.1111/jep.12479
  • Amer YS, Wahabi HA, Abou Elkheir MM, et al. Adapting evidence‐based clinical practice guidelines at university teaching hospitals: A model for the Eastern Mediterranean Region. J Eval Clin Pract. 2018; 1– 11. https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.12927

 

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)

SCAI

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) is 5,000-member professional organisation representing invasive and interventional cardiologists in approximately 75 nations.

SCAI’s mission is to promote excellence in invasive and interventional cardiovascular medicine through physician education and representation, and advancement of quality standards. Since 1996, SCAI has produced and endorsed clinical guidance documents and guidelines to help practicing clinicians optimise patient care.

For more information about SCAI, visit www.scai.org and www.secondscount.org. Follow @SCAI on Twitter for the latest heart health news.

 

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care - AAAHC

AAAHC

Dr. Kuznets is a Vice President at the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).  At the AAAHC, she develops, implements, and reports on ambulatory clinical benchmarking studies. She also develops ambulatory patient safety toolkits and quality improvement (QI) educational materials.  Dr. Kuznets analyses and reports on accreditation survey data and reviews accreditation standards.  Additionally, she provides professional ambulatory expertise for national healthcare quality, performance measurement, and patient safety activities.

Prior to her work at the AAAHC, Dr. Kuznets worked for the American Medical Association, in the practice parameters (guidelines) area.  She has a doctorate in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University.

 

 Care Beyond Diagnosis

CBD logo

Care Beyond Diagnosis supports patients, families, and communities after a rare disorder diagnosis through innovative and unique programs. Care Beyond Diagnosis (CBD) understands the issues faced by patients and families following a new diagnosis and beyond medical treatment. CBD hopes to uplift and empower those dealing with a rare disorder in their life and provide both one time and sustainable support. CBD seeks to greatly improve Rare Disease Patients’ access through the creation, dissemination and implementation of clinical practice guidelines, formulated and scored against APPRAISAL OF GUIDELINES FOR RESEARCH & EVALUATION Trust (AGREEII). CBD operates independently of any industry partner, however believes fully in cooperation and collaboration between all stakeholders for the interest of defining and/or improving Rare Disease standards of care.”

If you would like to learn more, please visit www.carebeyonddiagnosis.org or email us at info@carebeyonddiagnosis.org.

 

Ala Elhelali

Ala ElhelaliAla, PhD, MSc is a postdoctoral research fellow at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She received her doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. Her doctoral work focused on the experimental investigation of complex patient specific aortic arch aneurysm treated with the Cardiatis multilayer flow modulator. She was awarded the Health Research Board (HRB) Ireland Cochrane Fellowship in 2016 and subsequently has worked on two systematic reviews focusing on surgical interventions for thoracic aortic arch aneurysms and dissections.

In her current role at Johns Hopkins University, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, she is involved in coordinating and performing clinical research aimed at developing therapies for peripheral nerve injuries.

 

CADTH

CADTH

CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit organisation funded by Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments, with the exception of Quebec. We’re a trusted source of information, advice, and recommendations about the appropriate use of drugs; diagnostic tests; and medical, dental, and surgical devices and procedures. Our work is used by Canadian health care decision-makers to inform their policy and practice decisions and by clinical groups in the development of clinical practice guidelines.

 

Courtney Hurt

Courtney Hurt

Courtney Hurt, MSW, LCSW is a measure developer at the PCPI Foundation (formerly The American Medical Association-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement) where she specialises in gathering and synthesising an evidence base in support of performance measures used in quality payment programs and quality improvement initiatives at local and national levels.  She and her colleagues consult with specialty societies and other health care organisations to see measure development projects through from concept identification, electronic specification, and statistical testing to ensure performance measures are relevant, accessible, valid, and reliable.  The PCPI Foundation has been long-recognised as a thought leader in measurement methodology and Courtney contributes to these efforts, particularly focused on examinations of the unintended consequences of performance measurement.  As a licensed clinical social worker with prior experience working with populations that are medically underserved and experiencing severe mental illness, Courtney also has an interest in performance measures and quality improvement efforts related to behavioral health, substance use, and social determinants of health.  She is based in Chicago and can be reached at courtney.hurt@thepcpi.org

 

Dr Tarek Omar

Tarek Omar

Tarek Omar is a Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt since 2006 till now. He is also Head of the Pediatric Neurology and Behavioral Pediatrics Unit of the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt since August 2016 till now.  He had his pre-doctorate training at the Department of Pediatric Neurosciences of Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK during 1994 – 1995. He obtained his Doctorate Degree of Pediatrics in 1996 investigating brain development and function in children with malnutrition and its relation to trace element deficiency.

Professor Omar’s research interests are neuro-developmental disorders, neurological rehabilitation and cerebral palsy management. He is the Treasurer of Child Neurology Caring Society in Alexandria (CNCS-A). It was established in 1997 and the scope of its work is to provide comprehensive diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services to children with neurological disabilities who attend Alexandria University Children’s Hospital especially financially dis-advantageous ones.

 

Michael McCaul

Michael McCaul

Michael McCaul (MSc) is a guidelines development and evidence-based health care researcher with experience in clinical epidemiology, evidence synthesis and biostatistics. As a research methodologist, he has gained experience in conducting analysis of medical data, and translating best evidence to policy and practice through clinical practice guideline development. At the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, part of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Stellenbosch University, he provides essential leadership in biostatistical consulting and biostatistics literacy, research output, postgraduate and undergraduate education and knowledge translation activities.

Michael’s publications have focused mainly on emergency care, evidence synthesis and guideline development. Michael is a GRADE working group member, and has been involved in various guideline development projects as a guideline panel member, methodologist and advisory board member. Prior to joining Stellenbosch University as a researcher, Michael lectured in emergency care and was an operational emergency care practitioner in Cape Town and Durban (South Africa). Michael is married to a beautiful wife, who is currently working as an orthopaedic registrar in Cape Town.  In his spare time Michael enjoys hiking and trying not to drown while kitesurfing.

Email: mmccaul@sun.ac.za

 

Maureen Corrigan

Maureen Corrigan

Maureen Corrigan is the new Director of Publications at the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS).  She is working with AUGS to refine its clinical guidance document program, with the aim to begin development of clinical practice guidelines.  Maureen comes from a clinical audiology background, but has work with several non-profit medical organisations on their clinical practice guideline and document development programs.  Maureen co-authored the Clinical Consensus Development Manual for the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF).

 Maureen is a past attendee of the E-GAPPS Evidence Based Guidelines Affecting Practice, Policy and Stakeholders conference, and has completed the Cochrane Interactive Learning Course: Conducting an Intervention Review. She is looking forward to engaging with G-I-N and taking advantage of the educational and networking opportunities it provides.

 
 Janice Tufte

Janice Tufte

Janice Tufte, PPI- Public Patient Involved individual interested and engaged with evidence-based medicine and health systems improvement research. Janice works to improve the integration of underrepresented individuals in evidence participation, is interested in addressing the social determinants of health and disparities that exist in the health care fields today.

Janice has attended two E-GAPPS Evidence Based Guidelines Affecting Practice, Policy and Stakeholders conferences alongside CUE- Consumer United Evidence summits. After attending the recent Cochrane Colloquium 18 and a 1.5 day GRADE workshop training, her interest in being more deeply involved with Guidelines has grown, she has served as a Public Panel member on the ACP CGC.

 

American Heart Association / American College of Cardiology Foundation

American Heart Association 1

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) have been collaboratively producing Clinical Practice Guidelines since 1980, translating scientific evidence into recommendations to improve cardiovascular health. The guidelines are based on systematic methods to evaluate and classify evidence, providing a foundation for the delivery of quality cardiovascular care.

American College of Cardiology FoundationThe ACC and AHA sponsor the development and publication of clinical practice guidelines without commercial support, and members volunteer their time to the writing and review efforts. Guidelines are official policy of the ACC and AHA.  Practice guidelines provide recommendations applicable to patients with or at risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The focus is on medical practice in the United States, but these guidelines are relevant to patients throughout the world and are widely considered high quality and authoritative. Although guidelines may be used to inform regulatory or payer decisions, the intent is to improve clinical outcomes, quality of care, and align with patients’ interests, preferences, and values.

 

Covidence

Covidence Logo

Covidence is a complete systematic review management system that streamlines the literature review process and provides a centralised, consolidated view of all review activity within an organisation.

They are a non-profit service working in partnership with Cochrane to improve the production and use of systematic reviews for health and well-being around the world.

When you log into Covidence, you’re joining a vibrant and growing global community of librarians, researchers and students who are creating a new way of translating research into trustworthy evidence to drive high-quality evidence-informed decision-making.

 

Etienne Ngeh

Etienne Ngeh

Etienne is an allied health expert with masters in cardiovascular health and rehabilitation from University of Chester UK. He is currently involved in clinical practice at the Bamenda regional hospital in the North West Region of Cameroon, where he heads up the department of physiotherapy. The department receives about 25 clients daily mostly low back pain, stroke case and other physiotherapy conditions in both adults and children. Etienne also serves as the head of department of Physiotherapy at the St. Louis University Institute of Health and Biomedical sciences in Bamenda where he supervises 8 academic staff and 80 allied health students.

Etienne has a huge interest in improving clinical practice through evidence based guidelines development or adaptation or contextualisation (ADOLOPMENT) in order to implement research evidence. His research and practice is directed towards primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Looking at strategies to improve and maintain health education and uptake of both low risk to high-risk groups into programs that improve cardiovascular health and quality of life. 

Etienne believes that joining G-I-N will enable him to achieve much needed goals for allied health in LMIC and he looks forward to networking and collaborations within G-I-N.

 

Carol Cancelliere, BSc (Hons), DC, MPH, PhD

Carolina Cancelliere

Carol is appointed at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology as the CCRF (Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation) Research Chair in Knowledge Translation in the Faculty of Health Sciences. She is the Project Lead for the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative.

The objectives of this program are to develop clinical practice guidelines relevant to musculoskeletal health and disability, and to engage in knowledge translation activities and research.

Carol graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2004 and practiced for 10 years. Carol received her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research from the University of Toronto in 2017.

 

Guideline Central

Guideline CentralGuideline Central is a pioneer in the quick-reference clinical practice guidelines space.

For over 20 years, they have provided healthcare professionals with guidelines-based clinical decision-support tools that are current, practical and easily accessible. Guideline Central partners with over 35 medical specialty societies to create and disseminate guideline implementation tools in printed pocket guide and digital (web and mobile app) formats. Over 15 million printed pocket guidelines have been distributed to date and Guideline Central's digital platform is frequented by nearly 400,000 healthcare professionals from around the globe each year.

Guideline Central is actively engaged in developing a number of new and improved guideline-implementation tools, such as patient guides, educational videos, digital toolkit microsites and machine computable formats of clinical practice guidelines for integration into Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Guideline Central invites you to contact their organisation if you are interested in learning more about the work they do to promote the education, dissemination and implementation of clinical practice guidelines, or if you are a medical specialty society, public or private organisation interested in exploring possible partnership opportunities.

 

Czech Health Research Council

Czech Health Research Council

The Czech health research council (CHRC) is an organisational component of the state directly under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. The agency is a separate accounting unit with the main purpose of supporting applied research in health care.

 The Czech health research council is the recipient of support for the implementation of the Project of Clinical Practice Guidelines, registration number CZ.03.2.63/0.0/0.0/15_039/0008221, based on a request for support from the Operational Programme Employment (OPE). The managing authority of the OPE is, based on the Government Resolution No. 867 of 28 November 2012, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The OPE defines priorities for promoting employment, social inclusion and efficient public administration from the European Social Fund in the period of 2014–2020. The aim of the Project of Clinical Practice Guidelines is to propose clinical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures from the areas of highest heterogeneity of medical care in the Czech Republic and to prepare methodological background for their production. The project runs from 1.1.2018 to 31.12.2022.

 

Bridget Akudo

Bridget Akudo

Bridget Akudo Nwagbara, MBBCh, MPH is a medical doctor and public health specialist. Her areas of work in the past 10 years since graduating from medical school have been on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Non-Communicable Diseases and systematic reviews. She also have a growing interest in public health guideline development and health program evaluation.

Bridget received her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Melbourne.  

Throughout her public health career, she has been closely associated with the Cochrane Collaboration. She has worked with Cochrane Nigeria as an intern 10 years ago and also worked with the Cochrane Public Health Group (now public health insight) domiciled in the University of Melbourne when she was undergoing her MPH studies. 

In her current role as a consultant in Nigeria, Bridget works with the Health Strategy Development Foundation and the Federal Ministry of Health to develop the National Guideline on Diabetes Prevention, Care, Treatment and Control.

She has co-authored the following publications;

  • Meremikwu MM, Odigwe CC, Akudo Nwagbara B, Udoh EE. Antipyretic measures for treating fever in malaria.Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Sep 12;(9):CD002151. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002151.pub2.
  • Meremikwu M, Udoh E, Nwagbara B, Effa E, Oringanje C, Edet B, Nwagbara E, Bello S, Eke F. Priority setting for systematic review of health care interventions in Nigeria. Health Policy. 2011 Mar;99(3):244-9. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.11.004. Epub 2010 Dec 4.
  • de Silva AM, Hegde S, Akudo Nwagbara B, Calache H, Gussy MG, Nasser M, Morrice HR, Riggs E, Leong PM, Meyenn LK, Yousefi-Nooraie R. Community-based population-level interventions for promoting child oral health. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Sep 15;9:CD009837. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009837.pub2.

 

The Danish Centre for Clinical Practice Guidelines

COG Cancer

The Danish Centre for Clinical Practice Guidelines, Cancer supports evidence-based clinical decision-making thereby contributing to a high and uniform quality in cancer treatment across Denmark.

The centre was founded in the fall of 2017 under the auspices of the Danish Multidisciplinary Cancer Groups and the Danish Clinical Registries (RKKP) in order to strengthen the efforts in preparing and maintaining clinical practice guidelines. Clinical practice guidelines is one of the core activities of the 24 multidisciplinary cancer groups and it has long been an aspiration to ensure an evidence-based, up-to-date and more uniform product for all groups.

With governmental as well as regional funding the center will intensify focus on this task.

 

Jennifer Malinowski

Jennifer Malinowski

Jennifer Malinowski, MS, PhD, is a freelance writer and consultant in the northeast United States. She received her doctorate in Human Genetics and an interdisciplinary master's degree in Applied Epidemiology and Genomic Concerns from Vanderbilt University. Her doctoral work focused on the implementation of Precision Medicine for women's health phenotypes and the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Precision Medicine. After completing her doctoral work, Dr. Malinowski was a research-track faculty member at Yale University School of Medicine in the Department of Surgery, in the Endocrine section, where she performed clinical research. Her most recent position, prior to becoming a freelance writer and consultant, was for Hayes, Inc.  as an Analyst performing health technology assessments of molecular diagnostics.

Dr. Malinowski's freelance work centers around helping her clients embrace Evidence-Based Medicine and Evidence-Based Guideline development, specifically around the use of genomic tests for clinical care. 

 

The British Society of Gastroenterology

BSG

The British Society of Gastroenterology is an organisation focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within the United Kingdom. It has over three thousand members drawn from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dietitians, and others interested in the field. Founded in 1937 it has grown from a club to be a major force in British medicine, with representation within the British Royal Colleges and consequently the Department of Health and Government. Internationally it is represented at World and European level.

The BSG is a registered charity.

 

Kelvin Hill

Kelvin Hill

After working as a rehabilitation physiotherapist, Kelvin joined the Stroke Foundation in 2003 where he developed a passion for improving services for people with stroke by implementing evidence-based care.

As the National Manager, Clinical Services Kelvin oversees the development and implementation of the Australian stroke guidelines, the National Stroke Audit, education and resources on the InformMe health professional website, and other national clinical and policy activity.

 

 

Fu Liang

Fu Liang

Fu Liang is a doctoral student from School of Nursing, Fudan University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. Fu's research interest is evidence-based nursing, cancer nursing and HIV/AIDS Nursing. The research program for his masters degree was “Development of the HIV/AIDS Clinical Nursing Practice Guidelines in China”. The undergoing research program for Fu's doctor degree is “Guideline Adaptation and Implementation: Cancer- related Distress in Gastric Cancer Patients receiving Chemotherapy”.

Fu has been involved in several publications as follows:

  1. Liang Fu, Yan Hu*, Zhenqi Lu, et al. Validation of the Simplified Chinese Version of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Short Form (MSAS-SF-SC) among Cancer Patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.03.024),
  2. Liang FU, Yan HU*, Hongzhou LU. Overviews of reviews on patient compliance with medication protocols used in highly active antiretroviral therapy. International Journal of Nursing Science. 2015.2(1): 61-65.
  3. Liang Fu, Yan Hu*, Hongzhou LU, et al. Guidelines adaption for symptom management in people living with HIV. Chinese Journal of Nursing. 2015. 50(9): 1037-1042.


 

Dr Chukwudi Nnaji

Chukwudi Nnaji

Dr Chukwudi Nnaji is a public-health advocate and evidence-based health care enthusiast. He completed his medical training at the School of Medicine, University of Benin in Nigeria and currently completing his Master of Public Health (MPH) postgraduate studies at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. With five years of progressive experience; as a physician, frontline programme implementer, public health advocate and researcher, he has growing interests in evidence synthesis, clinical practice guidelines development and evidence-informed public health policy-making. As a passionate health equity advocate, he has championed and has been part of both frontline and strategic efforts at improving access to equitable and quality health care for underserved communities and vulnerable populations in Nigeria and South Africa.

His research interests are in vaccines, immunisation and vaccine-preventable disease epidemiology, with key focus on Africa and other low and middle-income settings. While studying for his MPH, he holds an adjunct Senior Scientist position at the Cochrane Centre, South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) in Cape Town. He is global-thinker, pluralist and proudly Nigerian.

 

Dr A G Radhika

Dr Radhika

Dr A G Radhika obtained her medical degree at Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India. She did her residency in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) and its affiliated Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi.

Dr Radhika presently working with the Delhi Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. She is posted at the UCMS & GTB Hospital as Senior Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Dr Radhika has thirty years’ experience in the field of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, with special interest in Evidence Based Health care in low resource countries. She has completed WHO Fellowship on Advanced Course on Monitoring and Evaluation: Innovations in a Dynamic Health Systems Environment, at Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam.

Her other notable posts include  National Co-ordinator for Clinical Research of the Federation Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of India (2017-19) and has also held important positions in the office of Association of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Delhi. She is closely associated with the Cochrane Collaboration and the Indian Council of Medical Research as expert Reviewer and in other capacities including member Task Force studies.

She has more than 60 publications to her credit including a title under review for Evidence and Gap Maps with Campbell Collaboration.

 

Centre for Remote Health

Centre for Remote Health

The Centre for Remote Health (CRH) is a research and education centre of Flinders University based in Alice Springs. CRH is one of 15 University Departments of Rural Health that are funded by the Commonwealth Government under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme on a three year funding cycle.

The mission of CRH is “to contribute to the improved health outcomes of people in remote communities of the Northern Territory and Australia, through the provision of high quality tertiary education, training and research focusing on the discipline of Remote Health. In particular, the Centre contributes to improved Indigenous health outcomes through partnerships with Aboriginal communities.”. From an education perspective, CRH offers a Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice, a Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Practice, and a Master of Remote and Indigenous Health. CRH’s programme of research clusters around the broad themes of: workforce and health services; clinical practice; and education and training.

All of CRH’s research has a focus on improving health services in remote contexts. An important component of CRH’s work is the project management of the development, review, and dissemination of the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals (RPHCM). The RPHCMs are a suite of manuals used by remote health professionals to support and promote good clinical practice (https://www.crh.org.au/centre-for-remote-health-remote-phc-manuals).

 

Haitham Alali

Haitham Alali

Haitham Alali is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at Amman Arab University. He was a Chief Knowledge Officer in Balqa Health Directorate at Ministry of Health/Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Haitham received his Doctorate in MIS from the University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Department of Systems Science and Management, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, and holds an MMIS from the University of Banking and Financial Sciences.

Prior to getting his PhD, he had worked in healthcare services and management for nine years. His research interests include knowledge management in healthcare sector, development of virtual communities of practice, strategic human resource management of healthcare professionals, medical informatics, and collaborative systems.

 

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