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Finding What Works in Health Care: Standards for Systematic Reviews
als and epidemiology. He has also served as a consultant on meta-analysis for the Australian government. Dr. Berlin received his Sc.D. in Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Mohit Bhandari, M.D., Ph.D., is the Canada research chair in musculoskeletal trauma at McMaster University Orthopaedic Research Unity, Clarity Research Group, at the Hamilton Health Sciences-General Site in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He also serves as assistant professor, Department of Surgery, and associate member, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, at McMaster. Dr. Bhandari’s clinical interests include the care of patients with musculoskeletal injuries. His research broadly focuses on clinical trials, meta-analyses, methodological aspects of surgery trials, and the translation of evidence into surgical practice. Specific areas of interest include identifying optimal management strategies to improve patient-important outcomes in patients with multiple injuries, lower extremity fractures, and severe soft-tissue injuries. Dr. Bhandari is currently coordinating trials of tibial fracture management and various wound irrigation techniques in open fractures. He also leads the international hip fracture research collaborative, a global consortium of surgeons focusing on the design and development of large, definitive surgical randomized trials in patients with hip fractures. In recognition of his research contributions, he has received the Edouard J. Samson Award for a Canadian orthopedic surgeon with the greatest impact on research in the past 5 years, the Founder’s Medal for research, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Medal in Surgical Research. Dr. Bhandari is a graduate of the University of Toronto. He completed both his orthopedic surgery and Master’s of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics training at McMaster University.
Giselle Corbie-Smith, M.D., M.Sc., is a professor of social medicine and medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. Dr. Corbie-Smith is the director of the Program on Health Disparities at the UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. The purpose of this program is to coordinate and enhance disparity research within the Sheps Center and throughout UNC, to build expertise in working with minority communities, and to improve collaboration and communication with minority-serving institutions in North Carolina and the nation. She served on the IOM Committee on Ethical Issues in Housing-Related Health Hazard Research Involving Children, Youth and Families. Dr. Corbie-Smith has been the Principal Investigator on grants from the NIH