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Ian J. Saldanha, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology (Primary)
    • Division: Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis
  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E6035
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


My publications in PubMed

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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2015
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2007
MBBS, Grant Medical College, 2006


Most of Dr. Saldanha's work has addressed methodology for comparative effectiveness research. Specific areas are selecting outcomes for research; identifying research needs; and evaluating publication bias, outcome reporting bias and other reporting biases. Clinical area-wise, his work has focused on ophthalmology, HIV/AIDS, cystic fibrosis, gestational diabetes, and endocrine disorders. 

Dr. Saldanha also enjoys teaching. During the fall and spring semesters, he teaches the Fundamentals of Epidemiology course (AS.280.350) as part of the Public Health Studies major at Johns Hopkins University.

Honors and Awards

2016 - Induction into the Phi Beta Kappa Society

2014 - Thomas C. Chalmers Award for Best Oral Presentation, 22nd Cochrane Colloquium

2013 and 2014 - Teaching Assistant Recognition Award for Outstanding Service, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2014 - Miriam E. Brailey Fund Award in Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2013 - Dorothy and Arthur Samet Award in Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Methods for selecting outcomes
  • developing and improving methods for systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, and epidemiologic studies.

Below are select publications representing some of Dr. Saldanha's main areas of interest.

  • Saldanha IJ, Li T, Yang C, Ugarte-Gil C, Rutherford GW, Dickersin K. Social network analysis identified central outcomes for core outcome sets using systematic reviews of HIV/AIDS. J Clin Epidemiol. 2015 Sep 25. pii: S0895-4356(15)00431-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.08.023. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Saldanha IJ, Dickersin K, Wang X, Li T. Outcomes in Cochrane systematic reviews addressing four common eye conditions: An evaluation of completeness and comparability. PLoS One 2014; 9(10): e109400.
  • Li T, Saldanha IJ, Vedula SS, Yu T, Rosman L, Twose C, Goodman S, Dickersin K. Learning by doing – Teaching systematic review methods in 8 weeks. Res Synth Meth 2014; 5(3):254-63. DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1111.
  • Saldanha IJ, Wilson LM, Bennett WL, Nicholson WK, Robinson KA. Development and pilot test of a process to identify research needs from a systematic review. J Clin Epidemiol 2013; 66(5):538-545.
  • Robinson KA, Saldanha IJ, McKoy NA. Identification of research gaps from evidence-based guidelines: A pilot study in cystic fibrosis. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2011; 27(3):247-252.