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- Tamara Hughes, BMC, UK
- Anna Melidoni, BMC, UK
- Chiu-Hsieh (Paul) Hsu, University of Arizona
- Livia Puljak, University of Split
- Demosthenes Panagiotakos, Harokopio University
Livia Puljak, MD, PHD is professor at the University of Split School of Medicine in Split, Croatia. Her research interests are focused on methods in evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology and pain. She joined BMC Medical Research Methodology as Section Editor 2018.