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John Ioannidis

Stanford University, USA

John P.A. Ioannidis holds the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University and is Professor of Medicine, Professor of Health Research and Policy, and Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) at Stanford University School of Medicine, Professor of Statistics (by courtesy) at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences, one of the two Directors of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS), member of the Stanford Cancer Institute and the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, and affiliate in the Stanford Center on Longevity and the Woods Institute for the Environment.

He was born in New York, NY in 1965 and grew up in Athens, Greece. He was Valedictorian of his class (1984) at Athens College and won a number of early awards, including the National Award of the Greek Mathematical Society in 1984. He graduated in the top rank of his class from the School of Medicine, University of Athens, in 1990 and received also a doctorate in biopathology from the same institution. He trained at Harvard and Tufts, specializing in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and then held positions at NIH, Johns Hopkins and Tufts before returning to Greece in 1999. From 1999 until 2010 he chaired the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology at the School of Medicine, University of Ioannina in Greece, as a tenured professor since 2003. He has been adjunct faculty for the Tufts University School of Medicine since 1996, with the rank of professor since 2002. In 2008-2010 he led the Genetics/Genomics component of the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Modeling (CGEM) of the Tufts Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts Medical Center. He is also adjunct professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and visiting professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Imperial College London.

Dr. Ioannidis is a member of the executive board of the Human Genome Epidemiology Network, and senior advisor on knowledge integration at NCI, and has served as President of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology, as member of the editorial boards of leading international journals (including PLoS Medicine, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, JNCI, Science Translational Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, Clinical Chemistry, AIDS, International Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Clinical Trials, Cancer Treatment Reviews, and PLoS ONE, among others) and as Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. He has given more than 300 invited and honorary lectures.

He is one of the most-cited scientists worldwide, with indices Hirsch h=119, Hirsch m=6.0, and Schreiber hm=70 per GoogleScholar as of 8/2014 (h=97 per ISI). He has received several awards, including the European Award for Excellence in Clinical Science for 2007, and has been inducted in the Association of American Physicians in 2009 and in the European Academy of Cancer Sciences in 2010. The PLoS Medicine paper on “Why most Published Research Findings are False,” has been the most-accessed article in the history of Public Library of Science (over 1 million hits). The Atlantic selected Ioannidis as the Brave Thinker scientist for 2010 claiming that he “may be one of the most influential scientists alive”. His book Toccata for the Girl with the Burnt Face (Kedros 2012, in Greek) was shortlisted for the best book Anagnostis awards in Greece in 2013 and his latest book, Variations on the Art of the Fugue and a Desperate Ricercar (Kedros, July 2014, in Greek), has already been well received. He considers himself privileged to have learnt and to continue to learn from interactions with students and young scientists (of all ages) from all over the world and to be constantly reminded that he knows next to nothing.

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