The primary goal of my research is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate efficient methods for comparing healthcare interventions and to provide trust-worthy evidence for decision-making. My research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other national and international public funders.
I have an international reputation in leading methodological research in systematic review, network meta-analysis, clinical trials, comparative effectiveness research, and patient-centered outcomes research. Evidence of my expertise includes serving as a Co-Editor-in-Chief for the journal Trials, the Reviews Editor for JAMA Ophthalmology, an Associate Scientific Editor for the 2nd edition of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, and an author for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report Crossing the Global Quality Chasm: Improving Health Care Worldwide.
I hold several leadership roles within Cochrane, including serving as the Associate Director for Cochrane United States from 2012 to 2018, a Coordinating Editor for Cochrane Eyes and Vision, a co-convener for the Cochrane Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group (aka network meta-analysis methods group), and a member of the Cochrane Methods Executive Committee. I was the recipient of the Anne Anderson Award in 2019, being recognized for my cumulative accomplishment, originality and independence of thought, leadership, and inspiration for women within Cochrane. I am an elected member of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology, serve as the Society’s Secretary currently, and received the Society’s Inaugural Early Career Award in 2016.