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Evan Mayo-Wilson, DPhil

  • Associate Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology (Primary)
    • Division: Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E6036
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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DPhil, University of Oxford, New College, 2011
MPA, University of Pennsylvania, Fels Institute of Government, 2006
MSc, University of Oxford, Wolfson College, 2004
BA, Columbia University, 2003


My work focuses on methods for conducting, reporting, and synthesizing intervention research. I am particularly interested in ways to increase transparency and reproducibility, such as trial registration and data sharing.

I work closely with the National Trials Registration and Results Reporting Taskforce. I am a member of the Consolidated Standards for Reporting Trials Extension for Social and Psychological Interventions (CONSORT-SPI) executive committee and the American Psychological Association Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS) taskforce, which developed reporting guidelines required by all American Psychological Association (APA) journals. I serve on the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines coordinating committee, which is responsible for the dissemination and implementation of standards for research transparency, and the Registered Reports coordinating committee, which works with journals to increase the prospective registration of research.

In 2017, I served as a member of the Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) working group to improve National Institutes of Health (NIH) policies and procedures for reporting the methods and results of clinical trials of behavioral interventions. I am served as a member of Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) working group responsible for developing standards for comparator selection in NIH trials of behavioral and social interventions.

I previously worked as a senior researcher at University College London and as a faculty member at the University of Oxford. There, I published numerous systematic reviews of interventions for health and social problems, including national guidelines for the National Health Service about the identification and management of social anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and psychosis.

  • Research transparency (reporting bias, data sharing)
  • Clinical Trials
  • Systematic reviews
  • Patient reported outcomes
  • Mental health

Recent publications

  • Mayo-Wilson E, Heyward J, Keyes A, Reynolds J, White S, Atri N, Alexander C, Omar A, Ford DE, on behalf of the National Clinical Trials Registration and Results Reporting Taskforce Survey Subcommittee (2018). Clinical trial registration and reporting: A survey of academic organizations in the United States. BMC Medicine 16(60).
  • Mayo-Wilson E, Li T, Fusco N, Bertizzolo L, Canner J, Cowley T, Doshi P, Ehmsen J, Gresham G, Guo N, Haythornthwaite JA, Heyward H, Hong H, Lock D*, Payne JL, Rosman L, Stuart EA, Suarez-Cuervo C, Tolbert E, Twose C, Vedula S, Dickersin K (2017). Cherry-picking by trialists and meta-analysts can drive conclusions about intervention efficacy. J Clin Epidemiol. 91: 95-110. PMID: 28842290. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.07.014
  • Mayo-Wilson E, Fusco N, Li T, Hong H, Canner J, Dickersin K, for the MUDS Investigators (2017). Multiple outcomes and analyses in clinical trials: Challenges for interpretation and research synthesis. J Clin Epidemiol. 86C: 39-50. PMID: 28529187. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.05.007
  • Appelbaum, M, Cooper H, Kline R, Mayo-Wilson E, Nezu AM, Rao S (2018). Journal Article Reporting Standards for Quantitative Research in Psychology. American Psychologist 73 (1) 3-25. PMID: 29345484. DOI: 10.1037/amp0000191
  • Nosek BA, Alter G, Banks G, Borsboom D, Bowman S, Breckler S, Buck S, Chambers C, Chin G, Christensen G, Contestabile M, Dafoe A, Freese J, Glennerster R, Goroff D, Green DP, Hesse B, Humphreys M, Ishiyama J, Karlan D, Kraut A, Lupia A, Mabry PL, Madon T, Malhotra N, Mayo-Wilson E, McNutt M, Miguel E, Paluck EL, Simonsohn U, Soderberg C, Spellman B, Turitto J, VandenBos G, Vazire S, Wagenmakers EJ, Wilson RK, Yarkoni T (2015). Promoting an open research culture. Science 348:6242 p.1422-1425. PMID: 26113702. DOI: 10.1126/science.aab2374