NutriRECS is an independent group with clinical, nutritional and public health content expertise, skilled in the methodology of systematic reviews and practice guidelines who are unencumbered by institutional constraints and conflicts of interest, aiming to produce trustworthy nutritional guideline recommendations based on the values, attitudes and preferences of patients and community members
Dr. Bradley Johnston
Dr. Bradley Johnston (PhD) is the director and co-founder of NutriRECS, and is an Associate Professor with the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
Dr. Pablo Alonso-Coello
Dr. Pablo Alonso-Coello (MD, PhD) is a co-founder of NutriRECS, the head of the Barcelona GRADE center, and is a health services researcher at the Biomedical Research Institute (Hospital Sant Pau) in Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Bala
Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Bala (MD, PhD) is a co-founder of NutriRECS, the head of the Cochrane Poland, and the chair of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland.
Dr. Gordon Guyatt
Dr. Gordon Guyatt (MD) coined the term “evidence-based medicine”, is a mentor, Clinician-Scientist and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods (formally Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics) at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
Catherine Marshall is a Cochrane Consumer located in Wellington, New Zealand. She has a strong interest and extensive experience in promoting consumer engagement in health care for the last thirty years.
Dr. Per Vandvik
Dr. Per Vandvik (MD, PhD) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo, Norway, and founder and director of the MAGIC (Making GRADE the Irresistible Choice) research and innovation program
Dr. George Kephart
Dr. George Kephart (PhD) is a Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University. He is co-founder and former Director of Health Data Nova Scotia, which has established a large health data warehouse to support population and health services research.
Dr. Regina El Dib
Dr. Regina El Dib (PhD) is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology, Estadual Paulista University, Brazil, and founder and director of the systematic review unit of the Botucatu Medical School. She is a visiting professor and epidemiologist with the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
Dr. Patricia Cassano
Dr. Patricia Cassano (PhD) is Professor and Interim Director, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Director of Graduate Studies for the Field of Epidemiology in the Cornell University Graduate School.
Dr. Russell de Souza
Dr. Russell de Souza (PhD) is a registered dietitian and nutrition epidemiologist. His current research interests lie in advancing methodology for systematic reviews and meta-analysis and clinical trials in the field of nutrition, with an interest in the contribution of dietary patterns and macronutrients (specifically fructose, saturated, and trans fats) to cardiovascular disease risk throughout the lifespan.
Dr. Celeste Naude
Dr. Celeste Naude (PhD) is registered dietician at the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care at Stellenbosch University, South Africa; and Co-Director of Cochrane Nutrition. Through Cochrane and other collaborative multi-stakeholder initiatives, she is involved in implementing knowledge translation strategies with key target audiences and stakeholders (e.g. policymakers, non-governmental organisations, professional associations, media, guideline developers).
Dena Zeraatkar (MSc) is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded PhD candidate in the Health Research Methodology (HRM) program in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
Dr. Montserrat Rabassa
Dr. Montserrat Rabassa (PhD) is a nutritionist and a Sara Borrell post-doctoral researcher at the Biomedical Research Institute (Hospital Sant Pau), Barcelona, Spain.
Claudia Valli (MSc) is a researcher at the Biomedical Research Institute (Hospital Sant Pau) and a PhD Candidate in the Methodology of Biomedical Research and Public Health Program at the Univeristat Autonoma of Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. Qin Guo
Dr. Qin Guo (MD, PhD) is a post-doctoral researcher with Dr. Bradley Johnston at Dalhousie University and is a pediatrician at West China Second Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
Dr. Behnam Sadeghirad
Dr. Behnam Sadeghirad (PharmD) is a PhD candidate in the Health Research Methodology (HRM) at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. He works with Drs Johnston and Guyatt on the application of GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) in nutrition with a focus on child health.
Dr. Robin Vernooij
Dr. Robin Vernooij (PhD) is an epidemiologist and part-time post-doctoral fellow with NutriRECS at Dalhousie University, Canada.