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Editor Profiles

Tamara Hughes, Editor

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Tamara started as an Editor for the BMC series in October 2019.

She obtained a PhD from the University of York, focusing on enzymology, industrial biocatalysis and structural biology. Before joining the BMC series Tamara gained experience as a Scientific and Deputy Managing Editor at an Oncology and Molecular Medicine academic publisher.

Kate Gaines, Assistant Editor

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Kate joined BMC in 2019 and is the Assistant Editor for BMC Medical Research Methodology since February 2020.

Section Editors

Chiu-Hsieh Hsu

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New Content ItemData analysis, statistics and modelling

Chiu-Hsieh (Paul) Hsu, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Assistant Director for Biostatistics, Phase I & II Consortium in the University of Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona. He received a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan. He has been on the faculty of the University of Arizona since 2003. His research interests include development of robust statistical methods for missing data, survival analysis and personalized risk prediction models for colorectal cancer research. He is also heavily involved in collaborations in the areas of health disparities, patient care, cardiovascular and cancer prevention research. He has served as a Section Editor at BMC Medical Research Methodology since 2011. 

Livia Puljak

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Data collection, quality, and reporting

Livia Puljak, MD, PhD is a full professor at the Catholic University of Croatia in Zagreb, Croatia. Prof Puljak has extensive experience in conducting systematic reviews, methodological and meta-epidemiological studies. Prof Puljak was inaugural director and founder of Cochrane Croatia. Her research interests are focused on methods in evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology and pain. She has served as Section Editor for BMC Medical Research Methodology since 2018.

Demosthenes Panagiotakos

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New Content ItemStudy design

Demosthenes Panagiotakos is Professor for Biostatistics, Research Methods and Epidemiology at Harokopio University in Athens. Since 2016 he is the vice Rector of Financial Affairs, Research and Development at Harokopio University. He is Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra and the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University in Australia. He is furthermore visiting Distinguished Professor at the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers State University of New Jersey. His research interests include medical research methodology, epidemiologic study design and multivariate data analysis. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of Health, Environment and Emerging Risks of the European Commission as well as the National Council for Nutrition Policy. He joined the editorial board of BMC Medical Research Methodology as Section Editor in 2018. 

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