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David Moher, PhD
613-737-8899 x79424
dmoher@ohri.ca

Ottawa Methods Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, Centre for Practice Changing Research Building
501 Smyth Road, PO BOX 201B, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6
Research Administrative Coordinator: Tina Hutchinson
thutchinson@ohri.ca
Phone: (613) 737-8899 x73920

David Moher

Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine
University of Ottawa
University Research Chair
University of Ottawa
Member of the Centre for Implementation Research

Research Interests

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses including network meta-analysis. Journalology (publication science), including reporting guidelines.

More information about the Centre for Implementation Research www.ohri.ca/cir/

Brief Biography

Dr. David Moher is a senior scientist, clinical epidemiology program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, where he directs the centre for journalology (publication science) (http://www.ohri.ca/journalology/ ). Dr. Moher is also an Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, where he holds a University Research Chair. Dr. Moher holds an MSc in epidemiology and PhD in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics.
Dr. Moher has been involved in developing the science of how to optimally conduct and report systematic reviews for most of his professional career. Another part of his research has focused on how best to develop reporting guidelines. He spearheaded the development of the CONSORT statement and the PRISMA statement. He has been actively involved in the development of many other reporting guidelines and is part of the EQUATOR Network.
Dr. Moher leads an active program investigating predatory journals and publishers. More recently Dr. Moher led a program to develop core competencies for scientific journal editors. He is actively developing a program to investigate alternatives to current incentives and rewards in academic medicine. Dr. Moher has been recognized several times as a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science).

Selected Publications

1.  McGrath TA, Alabousi M, Skidmore B, Korevaar DA, Bossuyt PMM, Moher D, Thombs B, McInnes  MDF. Recommendations for reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy: a systematic review. Syst Rev. 2017 Oct 10;6(1):194.  

 2.  Galipeau J, Cobey KD, Barbour V, Baskin P, Bell-Syer S, Deeks J, Garner P, Shamseer L, Sharon S, Tugwell P, Winker M, Moher D.  An international survey and modified Delphi process revealed editors' perceptions, training needs, and ratings of competency-related statements for the development of core competencies for scientific editors of biomedical journals. F1000Res. 2017 Sep 4;6:1634.   

 3.  Shea BJ, Reeves BC, Wells G, Thuku M, Hamel C, Moran J, Moher D, Tugwell P, Welch V, Kristjansson E, Henry DA.  AMSTAR 2: a critical appraisal tool for systematic reviews that include randomised or non-randomised studies of healthcare interventions, or both. BMJ. 2017 Sep 21;358:j4008.   

 4.  Chauvin A, Moher D, Altman D, Schriger DL, Alam S, Hopewell S, Shanahan DR, Recchioni A, Ravaud P, Boutron I.  A protocol of a cross-sectional study evaluating an online tool for early career peer reviewers assessing reports of randomised controlled trials.  BMJ Open. 2017 Sep 15;7(9):e017462.   

 5.  Moher D, Galipeau J, Alam S, Barbour V, Bartolomeos K, Baskin P, Bell-Syer S, Cobey KD, Chan L, Clark J, Deeks J, Flanagin A, Garner P, Glenny AM, Groves T, Gurusamy K, Habibzadeh F, Jewell-Thomas S, Kelsall D, Lapeña JF Jr, MacLehose H, Marusic A, McKenzie JE, Shah J, Shamseer L, Straus S, Tugwell P, Wager E, Winker M, Zhaori G.  Core competencies for scientific editors of biomedical journals: consensus statement.  BMC Med. 2017 Sep 11;15(1):167.   

 6.  Moher D, Shamseer L, Cobey KD, Lalu MM, Galipeau J, Avey MT, Ahmadzai N, Alabousi M, Barbeau P, Beck A, Daniel R, Frank R, Ghannad M, Hamel C, Hersi M, Hutton B, Isupov I, McGrath TA, McInnes MDF, Page MJ, Pratt M, Pussegoda K, Shea B, Srivastava A, Stevens A, Thavorn K, van Katwyk S, Ward R, Wolfe D, Yazdi F, Yu AM, Ziai H.  Stop this waste of people, animals and money. Nature. 2017 Sep 6;549(7670):23-25.   

 7.  Cohen JF, Korevaar DA, Gatsonis CA, Glasziou PP, Hooft L, Moher D, Reitsma JB, de Vet HC, Bossuyt PM; STARD Group.  STARD for Abstracts: essential items for reporting diagnostic accuracy studies in journal or conference abstracts.  BMJ. 2017 Aug 17;358:j3751.   

 8.  Staniszewska S, Brett J, Simera I, Seers K, Mockford C, Goodlad S, Altman DG, Moher D, Barber R, Denegri S, Entwistle A, Littlejohns P, Morris C, Suleman R, Thomas V, Tysall C.  GRIPP2 reporting checklists: tools to improve reporting of patient and public involvement in research. BMJ. 2017 Aug 2;358:j3453.  

9.  Lee CJ, Moher D. Promote scientific integrity via journal peer review data. Science. 2017 Jul 21;357(6348):256-257.   

10.  Hoffmann TC, Oxman AD, Ioannidis JP, Moher D, Lasserson TJ, Tovey DI, Stein K, Sutcliffe K, Ravaud P, Altman DG, Perera R, Glasziou P.  Enhancing the usability of systematic reviews by improving the consideration and description of interventions.  BMJ. 2017 Jul 20;358:j2998.

Research and clinical approaches


Journalology; Knowledge translation and implementation research; Quality Improvement; Rapid reviews; Systematic reviews