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. 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)

Jan. 8, 2013
NSF grant funded
NSF has funded our three-year inter-disciplinary proposal "Collaborative research: ABI Development: Making Advanced Statistical Tools Accessible for Quantitative Research Synthesis and Discovery in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology" (Brown PI: Byron Wallace).

recent publications

Modeling annotation time to reduce workload in comparative effectiveness reviews

Byron C Wallace, Kevin Small, Carla E Brodley and Thomas A Trikalinos
ACM International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI), 2010

Machine Learning Health Informatics: Making Better use of Domain Experts

Byron C. Wallace
PhD Thesis. Tufts University., 2012

more publications ...