HEMKENS, Lars G. (Dr.)

Senior Scientist and Deputy Director Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics | Department of Clinical Research | University of Basel | Switzerland

Lars G. Hemkens, MD, MPH is Senior Scientist and Deputy Director of the Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (ceb), Department of Clinical Research, University Hospital Basel. Previously he was at the Stanford Prevention Research Center (Stanford University) and at IQWiG (Department of the Director). His key interests include answering health care questions with data that were not made for answering those questions.

His work focuses on routinely collected data and big data, pragmatic trials and meta-research. As head of the study design and methods team at the Department of Clinical Research, he co-designs various clinical studies in a wide range of medical fields. He is board member of the Network for Evidence Based Medicine and co-speaker of its methods section, associate editor of Trials, sits in the editorial board of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine and in the working committee of the RECORD reporting guideline group. He is coordinator of the RCD for RCT initiative, which aims to explore the use of routinely collected data for clinical trials. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, including publications in JAMA, BMJ, CMAJ, and PLoS Medicine and has co-authored 9 IQWiG reports.

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