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Kay Dickersin
Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University

Kay-Dickersen-metascience2019Dr. Dickersin’s major research interests are related to epidemiology, randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta analysis, reporting biases, trials registers, peer review, evidence-based health care, and patient-centered outcomes research. She has also conducted studies in a number of important subject areas, including women’s health, eyes and vision, and surgery.

Dr. Dickersin served as Director of Cochrane Eyes and Vision, US Satellite (CEV@US) until 2018. CEV@US is one of the review groups in the Cochrane Collaboration, which aims to help people make well-informed decisions about health by preparing, maintaining, and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of available evidence on the benefits and risks of health care.

Dr. Dickersin and her team also hosted Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE) . CUE offers numerous online videos, courses, and resources designed for patients and consumers.

Until December 31, 2018, when she officially retired, Dr. Dickersin served as the Director for the Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis, whose faculty, staff and students are involved in methodologic research. She and the Clinical Trials & Evidence Synthesis faculty developed and implemented the curriculum in the area of concentration by the same name.