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Professor Toft Sørensen
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Editor-in-Chief: Professor Henrik Toft Sørensen
Dr Sørensen is an MD. He became a specialist in internal medicine and hepatology. Dr Sørensen earned a PhD degree in health services research and a DMSc in clinical epidemiology.
From 1998 to 2006, Dr Sørensen worked as a consultant at the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Internal Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital. Since 2000, he has been professor of clinical epidemiology at Aarhus University, and head of Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University Hospital. He is furthermore affiliated with Stanford University, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, and Boston University, USA.
Dr Sørensen has a substantial number of publications within the field of clinical epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, and determinants of the prognosis of cardiovascular, infections, gastrointestinal, and cancer diseases. He is principal investigator on several international studies and has been supervisor for more than 60 students who have received the PhD degree.
Dr Sørensen is a member of the Member of the Novo Nordisk Prize Committee, and Chairman of the Danish Agency for Registry Research, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. He has been awarded with several awards including the 2012 Hagedorn Prize and the 2018 Odd Fellow Research Prize. Dr Sørensen is furthermore the Recipient of the 2019 Jaap de Graeff Award from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and is an Honorary Member of RECIF, Réseau d'Epidémiologie Clinique International Francophone Organisation, Amiens, France.
Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Associate Editor: Professor Eyal Cohen
Eyal Cohen completed his medical training at the University of Toronto in 2000. He trained in paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada where he was also a chief resident and completed an MSc in health research methodology at McMaster University in 2007. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Management & Evaluation at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada, and practices clinical paediatrics at SickKids.
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Denmark
Associate Editor: Dr Vera Ehrenstein
Dr Ehrenstein earned a doctorate in epidemiology in 2008 and a master of public health degree in epidemiology and biostatistics in 2000, from the Boston University School of Public Health. She is currently associate professor at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Denmark; previously she held various academic positions, with roles of co-investigator or statistician for epidemiologic studies.
Dr Ehrenstein has published peer-reviewed articles within the fields of clinical epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, and fetal origins of adult disease (link to publications). Dr. Ehrenstein coordinates several international post-authorization safety studies; supervises PhD students; and teaches graduate courses in clinical epidemiology, database research, and scientific publishing.
Statistical Editor: Professor Lars Pedersen
Lars Pedersen obtained his degree in statistics from the Department of Theoretical Statistics at Aarhus University in 1999 and earned a PhD degree from Aalborg University in 2009. He has been chief statistician at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital since 2000. In 2003, he became associate professor in clinical biostatistics at Aarhus University and has been professor in clinical data science since 2012.
Dr Pedersen has published peer-reviewed articles within the fields of clinical epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology. He has been responsible for establishing and developing a system of high quality medical databases which are linkable by information from the Danish Civil Registration System. Dr Pedersen is head of centre for biostatistics and data management at Department of Clinical Epidemiology. The centre employs 25 biostatisticians and data managers. Dr Pedersen has developed and implemented epidemiologic designs and statistical methods in scientific epidemiological studies as well as in relation to monitoring quality of medical interventions in hospitals and drug safety in general. His research focuses on adverse drug effects and the prognoses of various diseases and he is the scientific manager of the department’s involvement in a number of European projects aimed at developing systems to detect adverse effects of drugs at an early stage. In addition, Dr Pedersen is the lead statistician on several research projects with international collaborators from Stanford University, California and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, UCL, United Kingdom
Associate Editor: Irene Petersen
Irene Petersen received her first MSc in Biology (by research) from Aarhus University in 1997. She received her PhD in 2002 from London University and her second MSc in Epidemiology in 2010 from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr Petersen is Professor of Epidemiology and Health Informatics at UCL, London. She has co-authored more than 160 publications. This includes topics such as prescribed medicine in pregnancy, physical health in people with severe mental illnesses, pharmacoepidemiology and methodological studies.
Eric Benchimol, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Hospital for Sick Children, Core Scientist, ICES, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Nikolay Briko, M.D., Professor, Head of The Department of Epidemiology and Evidence Based Medicine, Sechenov First Moscow Government Medical University, Russia
M. Alan Brookhart, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke University, North Carolina, USA.
Warren S. Browner, CEO, California Pacific Medical Center, and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Pierre Duhaut, Chief of the Internal Medecine Department, RECIF (Réseau d'Epidémiologie Clinique International Francophone), Jules Verne University of Picardy, France
John K Field, Professor and Director of Research, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Research Programme, Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, Institute of Translational Medicine, The University of Liverpool, UK
Susan Jick, Professor of Epidemiology, Director Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, Boston University School of Public Health, Lexington, MA, USA
Li Jin, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Virus Reference Department, National Infection Service, Public Health England, London, UK
Prof. Dr. Kieler
Helle Kieler, Head of the Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Roberta B. Ness, James W. Rockwell Professorship in Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
Nigam H. Shah, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Liam Smeeth, Dean, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health and Professor of clinical epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Prof. Dr. Gianluca Trifirò Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging, University of Messina, Italy.
Vasiliy V. Vlassov, MD, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Vice President, Society for Evidence Based Medicine, Moscow, Russia
Jiyao Wang, Professor, Dept. of Gastroenterology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University; Director, Center of Evidence-based Medicine, Fudan University, People's Republic of China; President, ChinaCLEN (Chinese Clinical Epidemiology Network) Board of Trust, INCLEN (International Clinical Epidemiology Network)
Noel S Weiss, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA
Siyan Zhan, MD,PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Peking University Director, Center for Clinical Epidemiology, Peking University Third Hospital, China.