We are an international, multidisciplinary group with decades of shared experience in research methods, health services research, medicine, public health, epidemiology, design, education, communication and journalism.

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Dr Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren
Senior researcher and editor, Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway (RBUP), Oslo, Norway
Astrid is primarily responsible for the development and evaluation of the CLAIM measurement tool as part of the IHC project.

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Dr Pablo Alonso-Coello
Senior researcher, Biomedical Research Institute (CIBERESP-IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, Spain
Pablo’s research has focused on guideline development and methods. He is the Director of the Scientific Committee of Spain’s National Guideline Program’s coordinating body, GuiaSalud.

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Prof Lisa Bero
Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Lisa is the Co-chair of the Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group. She is a researcher in evidence-based healthcare and evidence synthesis.

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Sir Iain Chalmers
Coordinator, James Lind Initiative, Oxford, U.K. Iain is a health services researcher.
He is a founder of the Cochrane Collaboration and Testing Treatments interactive.


Dr Yaolong Chen
Professor, Evidence-Based Medicine Center of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.
Yaolong is the co-director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Guideline Implementation and Knowledge Translation.
He is the director of Chinese GRADE Centre.

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Dr Signe Flottorp
Director, Department for Knowledge Synthesis, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
Signe is a specialist in general practice and health services researcher who has studied guidelines and guideline implementation for over 20 years.

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Dr Atle Fretheim
Director, Global Health Unit, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
Atle is a physician and health systems researcher whose research focuses on global health, methods for evaluating health service interventions, and use of research in policymaking.

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Prof Paul Glasziou
Director, Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
Paul is Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at Bond University. He was the Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford from 2003-2010.

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Dr Claire Glenton
Senior researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
Claire is a social anthropologist and health services researcher studying ways of communicating research evidence to consumers.

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Prof Margaret Kaseje
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu, Kenya
Margaret is a policy and public health specialist with more than 20 years of experience in senior management.

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Prof Steve Higgins
Professor in the School of Education, Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Durham University, UK
Steve was a primary school teacher, and the founding Director of the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching at Newcastle University before moving to Durham in 2006

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Dr Simon Lewin
Senior researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
Simon is a physician and health systems researcher from Zimbabwe with expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

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Prof Pamela M. Kato
Professor of Serious Games, Coventry University, Coventry, UK
Pam joined Coventry University in the UK as Professor of Serious Games to provide strategic leadership to the Serious Games Institute to increase their research impact and create ground-breaking technologies. She is an internationally recognized expert on serious games for health.

Dr Laura Martínez García
Senior researcher, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau –
Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Barcelona, Spain
Laura’s research has focused on methodological research and updating of clinical guidelines. She is primarily responsible for translate and testing of the IHC primary school resources in Spain.

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Dr Jenny Moberg
Consultant, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
Jenny is a public health physician and health services researcher. She practiced in London and Mozambique before moving to Oslo.

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Ms Angela Morelli
Information and science designer, Infodesignlab, Oslo, Norway
Angela is an award-winning information designer with over 10 years’ experience designing scientific information in collaboration with a number of research organizations. She is co-founder and CEO of InfoDesignLab.

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Ms Lena Victoria Nordheim
Leader, Masters in Evidence-Based Practice, Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway
Lena is trained in library and information science and studies young people’s skills in critical appraisal and how science teachers help students acquire such skills.

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Ms Allen Nsangi
PhD candidate, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
Allen is primarily responsible for development and testing of the IHC primary school resources in Uganda.

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Dr Laetitia Nyirazinyoye
Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda
Laetitia is in the Department of Community Health, with expertise in qualitative and mixed methods.

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Mr Scot Osterweil
Creative Director, Education Arcade, MIT, USA
Scot is a designer of award-winning educational games, working in both academic and commercial environments, focusing on what is authentically playful in challenging academic subjects. He has designed games for computers, handheld devices, and multi-player on-line environments

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Dr Andrew Oxman
Research Director, Global Health Unit, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
Andy is a public health physician and health services researcher who has studied ways of helping people to make informed health care choices for 30 years.

Mr Matt Oxman
Researcher and journalist, Oslo, Norway
Matt is lead author of the first Informed Health Choices learning resources: The Health Choices Book and the Health Choices Programme (podcast). He was a guinea pig for the Informed Health Choices project.

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Dr Giordano Pérez-Gaxiola
Co-Director Cochrane Mexico, Sinaloa Pediatric Hospital, Culiacán, Mexico
Giordano leads an evidence-based practice department in a public pediatric hospital, works as a pediatrician in private practice, and is the co-director of the Mexican Cochrane Branch.

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Dr Gabriel Rada
President and Director, Epistemonikos Foundation, Santiago, Chile
Gabriel is a physician and researcher working on innovative ways of bringing reliable health information to decision makers.

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Dr Sarah Rosenbaum
Information researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
Sarah is an award-winning designer and design researcher. She has led several studies to develop resources for evidence-informed decision-making.

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Dr Daniel Semakula
PhD candidate, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
Dan is primarily responsible for development and testing of the IHC podcast in Uganda.

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Prof Nelson Sewankambo
Professor of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda
Nelson previously was Dean of the School of Medicine and the first Principal of the College of Health Sciences.

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Prof Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin
Co-Directors, Center for Medicine and the Media, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Hanover, NH, US
Lisa and Steven are Professors of Medicine at Dartmouth and have worked to improve the communication of evidence to the public, journalists, doctors and policymakers.

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Prof Constance Steinkuehler
Co-director, Games+Learning+Society Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Constance is an expert in games for learning (literacy, science, problem solving, attention). She is president of the Higher Education Video Games Alliance.

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Dr David Tovey
Editor in Chief, Cochrane Library, London, U.K.
David worked previously as Editorial Director for the BMJ Evidence Centre. Before that he worked as a general practitioner in in an urban practice in South London.

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Ms Qi Wang
PhD student, McMaster Health Forum, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Qi is an editor of Testing Treatments interactive Chinese.


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Prof Kehu Yang
Professor, Evidence-Based Medicine Center of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.
Kehu is the director of Evidence-Based Medicine Center and Evidence-Based Social Science Research Center at Lanzhou University.

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Drs Connie Compare and Francis Fair
Connie and Francis are general practitioners and professors. They teach and research informed health decision-making. They are main characters in The Health Choices Book.

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John and Julie
John and Julie are primary school pupils and siblings. They are main characters in The Health Choices Book.

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Kasuku (FKA Prattle)
Kasuku is a troublemaker! Kasuku repeats claims about treatment effects without thinking carefully.