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Kay Dickersin

Director, Center for Clinical Trials
Department of Epidemiology

kay Dr. Dickersin is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she serves as the Director for the Center for Clinical Trials. She is also Director of the U.S. Cochrane Center, one of 13 Centers worldwide participating in The Cochrane Collaboration.

Kay’s main research contributions have been in in the area of clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, reporting biases, trials registration, and the development and utilization of methods for the evaluation of health care interventions and their effectiveness. Her work has also included education and building capacity related to clinical trials and systematic reviews and consumer engagement in research. Subject areas of special interest are eye diseases and women’s health.  Kay is actively engaged in teaching, including developing both online and in-person courses on EBHC, epidemiology, clinical trials and systematic reviews. Among her honors, Kay is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and has received the Johns Hopkins students’ AMTRA award for teaching and mentoring.

Kay received a Master’s degree in zoology, specializing in cell biology, from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University's School of Hygiene and Public Health.

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