Advisory Board and Editors Clinical Trials

David B Allison

Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor of Public Health, Associate Dean for Science, Director of Office of Energetics, and Director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center; Authored over 450 peer-reviewed publications and five books. 2012 IOM Member. 2002 ILSI Board of Trustees. Elected Fellow ASA, APA, & AAAS. 2002 Andre Mayer Award from IASO; 2009 ASN Centrum Award; 2002 Lilly Scientific Achievement Award & 2009 TOPS Award from the Obesity Society; 2006 NSF PAESMEM Award.

Søren M Bentzen

Professor, Director of the Division of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland - Baltimore. Adjunct professor University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 20+ awards and honors incl. ESTRO Gold Medal, MD Anderson Distinguished Alumnus Award, Honorary Life member Assoc. of Radiation Oncologists of India & Belgian Soc. for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. 370+ publications, H-index 62 Web of Science.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown is a clinical trial bio-statistician at the NHMRC Clinical Trails Centre at the University of Sydney. His main area of expertise is in oncology trials but also has experience in cardiology and neonatal research. His main areas of research are in pharmacoepidemiology and statistical methods.

Nichole Carlson

Associate Professor Biostatistics and Informatics Colorado School of Public Health; Associate Chair for Research Biostatistics and Informatics; Director Colorado Biostatistics Consortium; Director Clinical and Translational Science Institute Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Program; Theme Chair, Biostatistics Special Interest Group, Association for Clinical and Translational Science

Gary S Collins

Gary has research interests primarily focussed on statistical (and reporting) aspects in developing and validating multivariable prediction models. He has published over 100 papers on clinical trials, observational studies, systematic reviews, quality of life, propensity scores and prediction models.

Gary is a statistical editor ("hanging committee") for the BMJ.

Gary also led the development of the TRIPOD Statement for reporting clinical prediction models - www.tripod-statement.org.

Martin Daumer

Dr Martin Daumer: Director of the SLCMSR e.v. - The Human Motion Institute in Munich and managing director of the IT company, Trium Analysis Online GmbH. He is also visiting lecturer for Telemedicine and Clinical Applications of Computational Medicine at the Technical University Munich.

Dr Daumer received a diploma in Physics in 1990 and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 1995, after having worked at CERN, Switzerland, and Rutgers University, USA.

Joshua S Davis

A/Professor and Principal Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin Australia

Infectious Diseases Physician at John Hunter Hospital and Conjoint Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Vice President of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases

Katie J Ewer

As the senior immunologist for the Ebola and pre-erythrocytic malaria vaccine trials, I oversee the immunology on Phase I and II trials of vectored vaccines, both in the UK and in field trials in Africa. We use the chimpanzee adenovirus, ChAd63, as a priming vector and modified vaccinia virus (MVA) as a boosting vaccination and these viruses encode proteins from the organism that can elicit protective immune responses in our vaccinated volunteers.

The aim of my research is to define vaccine-induced immunological parameters that correlate with protection from malaria. I have access to samples from our volunteers that I can study using methods such as ELISPOT, flow cytometry and transcriptional profiling. By combining data from these different assays and analysing how these different measures relate to protection against malaria, I have been able to define the function and phenotype of T cells that are associated with protection in our human challenge model.
These findings can then be relayed back through the vaccine development process to improve the immunogenicity of our viral vectors for future trials and hopefully increase vaccine efficacy.

Andrew R Gray

Consulting biostatistician in the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Otago. In this role, I provide biostatistical expertise to a wide range of researchers on a large number of projects. Much of this is through collaborative relationships as a co-investigator with the remainder through more informal consulting relationships. I have particular interests in obesity research, especially in pediatric populations; nuts as a functional food; respiratory epidemiology; and sun protection. Prior to my current position I was a software metrics and machine learning researcher in the Department of Information Science at the same institution.

Alex Kentsis

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.

Yeong Yeh Lee

Yeong Yeh Lee, MD, PhD, FACP, FRCP, FACG. He is Professor of Medicine and Consultant of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Internal Medicine with the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Dr. Lee is particularly interested in neurogastroenterology & functional gastrointestinal diseases. He is also the editor of BMC Gastroenterology, Journal of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (JRCPE) and Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences (MJMS).

Ashham Mansur

Ashham Mansur is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology. He is a Senior Consultant Anesthesiologist and has received his training at the University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany. His research focuses on sepsis and sepsis-related organ failure. He is also working with internationally recognized experts on integrative projects in order to facilitate precision medicine approaches in treatment of critically ill patients.