Trust the Evidence
Professor of evidence-based medicine, Carl Heneghan, and Clinical Epidemiologist, Tom Jefferson, have been analysing research evidence for over two decades and communicate findings to a broad audience. They tackle controversial subjects that often question the status quo and have published widely in peer-reviewed journals. Together, they've developed 'Trust the Evidence': a newsletter dedicated to discussing the latest research evidence to inform healthcare.
Committed to building capacity and knowledge sharing
Both Tom and Carl have a great deal of experience rooting out harms in healthcare and evaluating the regulatory evidence for drugs and devices, and have worked on several controversial areas including the damage caused by transvaginal mesh, oral hormone pregnancy tests and the risks of congenital malformations.
They work with a multidisciplinary team that has considerable expertise in sifting and summarising the evidence, as well as involving members of the public and organisations to assess harm.
Including several series, such as the Transmission Riddle and Tales from the Front Line, their work is based solely on evidence; integrated with clinical expertise and written about with societal values in mind. Occasionally, they publish guest posts on important topics relevant to healthcare.
About the authors
Dr Tom Jefferson is a Senior Associate Tutor at the University of Oxford, a former researcher at the Nordic Cochrane Centre and a former scientific coordinator for the production of HTA reports on non-pharmaceuticals for Agenas, the Italian National Agency for Regional Healthcare.
Professor Carl Heneghan is a clinical epidemiologist with expertise in evidence-based medicine, research methods, and evidence synthesis. He has over 400 peer-reviewed publications (current H index 80); published over 100. He is a Contact Editor in the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infection Group and Editor of the Catalogue of Bias. His work includes investigating drugs and devices, advising governments on regulatory evidence, and working with the media to assess health claims and research common conditions in primary care.
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