Gordon Guyatt, MD, is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McMaster University. He has published more than 950 peer-reviewed papers, of which more than 130 have appeared in JAMA, Lancet, BMJ, Annals of Internal Medicine, and New England Journal of Medicine; his work has been cited over 70 000 times. Dr Guyatt coined the term "evidence-based medicine" and led the Evidence-based Medicine Working Group in formulating principles of evidence-based practice. Dr Guyatt played a key role in developing the GRADE approach to systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines, an approach adopted by over 80 organizations worldwide.
Drummond Rennie, MD, a nephrologist and high-altitude physiologist, is former Deputy Editor of JAMA and an adjunct Professor of Medicine in the Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco. He previously served as Deputy Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and directs the International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication. He is interested in research into peer review, the integrity of the biomedical literature, publication bias, ways to improve the reporting of trials and meta-analyses, and commercial influences on biomedical research.
David L. Simel, MD, MHS, has been the Section Editor of The Rational Clinical Examination series at JAMA since 1994. He is Chief of Medicine at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair in the Department of Medicine at Duke University. Dr Simel has a master’s degree in Clinical Research and focuses his research on the history and physical examination, as well as methods in diagnostic test research.
Sheri Keitz, MD, is Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Division Chief for General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass-Memorial Health Care. Dr Keitz is Co-Director of the Program on Teaching Evidence-Based Practice, a partnership with Duke University, whose mission is to promote faculty development, research, and curriculum development in support of evidence-based health care.
Maureen O. Meade, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McMaster University, where she practices intensive care medicine, teaches in the graduate Health Research Methodology Program, co-chairs an international Evidence-based Clinical Practice workshop, and conducts clinical trials in critical illness.
Deborah J. Cook, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McMaster University. She has chaired and tutored in many EBM workshops at McMaster and around the world, receiving awards for her teaching, mentoring, and research. She chaired the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group for 8 years and was Consulting Editor at JAMA for 6 years for the series Caring for the Critically Ill Patient. Dr Cook has published over 600 articles, including many in JAMA, Lancet, BMJ, Annals of Internal Medicine, and New England Journal of Medicine.
Stephen J. McPhee, MD, is Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr McPhee’s major research focus has been in cancer prevention and control. In 1986, he cofounded the UCSF Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project, or Suc Khoe La Vang! (Health is Gold!). Dr McPhee has also worked in advocacy, education, and research in end-of-life and palliative care. Between 2000 and 2008, Dr McPhee and his colleagues at UCSF coordinated a bimonthly series in JAMA, titled "Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life," on issues in palliative care and end-of-life care. In addition to more than 50 books (including the annually updated Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment), 85 book chapters, and 25 online texts and apps, Dr McPhee has published more than 175 scientific articles in the peer-reviewed medical literature.
Margaret A. Winker, MD, previously served as a Deputy Editor for JAMA and Senior Research Editor for PLOS Medicine. Dr Winker edited the JAMA series Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life that led to the Care at the Close of Life book. Dr Winker completed fellowships in Geriatrics and Clinical Pharmacology and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.
Michael W. Rabow, MD, is the Helen Diller Family Chair in Palliative Care and Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of California, San Francisco. Board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative care, Dr Rabow directs the Symptom Management Service at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and is Associate Director of the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center. His widely published research work is in palliative care, family caregiving, and end-of-life care education.
Steven Z. Pantilat, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, the Alan M. Kates and John M. Burnard Endowed Chair in Palliative Care, Director of the Palliative Care Quality Network, and the founding Director of the UCSF Palliative Care Program. He is also the Director of the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center that trains teams from hospitals across the country on how to establish palliative care services. Dr Pantilat’s research focuses on improving the quality of palliative care and on palliative care for people with heart disease.
Amy J. Markowitz, JD, is a freelance editor, scientific writing mentor and instructor, and curriculum development consultant with particular expertise in medicine and health policy. She was a co-creator of JAMA’s Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life and Care of the Aging Patient sections. She is also the Consulting Editor and Scientific Writing Specialist to University of California, San Francisco’s Clinical and Translational Research Career Development Program. Ms Markowitz previously served as founding faculty and curriculum co-developer for the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center and ProGrESS PCS conferences presenting curricula for launching and developing hospital-based palliative care programs.
Annette Flanagin, RN, MA, FAAN, is Executive Editor for JAMAevidence and Executive Managing Editor and Vice President, Editorial Operations for JAMA and The JAMA Network. Ms Flanagin is Past President of the Council of Science Editors, serves as the coordinator of the International Congresses on Peer Review in Biomedical Publication, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She has co-developed a number of guidelines and policies to guide authors, editors, and publishers in scientific publication and is an author of the AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. She participates in research, lectures, and publishes on issues related to scientific publication for authors, peer reviewers, editors, and publishers.
Edward H. Livingston, MD, is a Contributing Editor for JAMAevidence and Deputy Editor, Clinical Review and Education, for JAMA and The JAMA Network. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) School of Medicine and at Northwestern University. He has previously served as Professor and Chairman of GI and Endocrine Surgery at UTSW School of Medicine and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas Arlington.
Kate Pezalla, MA, is Assistant Editor for JAMAevidence. She helps coordinate the print and online content for the JAMAevidence books and Web site.