The Center for Evidence-Based Medicine

@ Brown

center aims

We conduct multidisciplinary research in, and teach the principles of, research synthesis (by means of systematic review, meta-analysis) and evidence contextualization (by means of decision or economic modeling) with a focus on comparing the effectiveness of interventions, tests and processes in clinical medicine.

Our research agenda includes optimizing the processes of research synthesis in healthcare and beyond by developing new -- or extending existing -- methods and tools. As the newest Public Health center, we will proactively establish research collaborations with the Alpert Medical School and the affiliated hospitals, as well to initiate broad interdisciplinary collaborations throughout the University. Center faculty are also preparing to teach introductory and advanced courses emphasizing relevant quantitative methods.

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Feb. 7, 2014
AHRQ-¬≠funded post-‚Äźdoctoral fellowship (one) in CER/PCOR with emphasis in Evidence Synthesis Methods
The Center for Evidence-based Medicine (CEBM) at the Brown University School of Public Health is inviting applications for postdoctoral fellows. The fellowship provides state-of-the-science training for postdoctoral clinicians and non-clinicians in health services research. The current announcement is for a 2-year position with emphasis in comparative effectiveness research (CER) and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) through stakeholder-driven evidence synthesis.

Feb. 4, 2014
Seed grant funded
Brown has selected our seed grant, "Scaling Evidence-Based Medicine via Automation & Crowdsourcing", for funding.

Dec. 18, 2013
PCORI contract funded
Our PCORI proposal for the empirical evaluation of propensity score methods was selected for funding! (Brown PI: Issa Dahabreh)

recent publications

The COPD Genetic Association Compendium: a Comprehensive Online Database of COPD Genetic Associations

PJ Castaldi, MH Cho, M Cohn, F Langerman, S Moran, N Tarragona, H Moukhachen, R Venugopal, D Hasimja, E Kao, BC Wallace, CP Hersh, S Bagade, L Bertram, EK Silverman, TA Trikalinos
Human Molecular Genetics, 2009

Do observational studies using propensity score methods agree with randomized trials? A systematic comparison of studies on acute coronary syndromes.

Dahabreh IJ, Sheldrick RC, Paulus JK, Chung M, Varvarigou V, Jafri H, Rassen JA, Trikalinos TA, Kitsios GD.
European Heart Journal, 2012

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