Professor Lisa Bero PhD

Chair of Medicines Use and Health Outcomes, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney

Lisa A. Bero, PhD is an expert in examining how science can be influenced and translated into clinical practice and health policy.  She directs the Evidence, Policy and Influence Collaborative Research Program at the Charles Perkins Centre, with Research nodes in Bias, Evidence Synthesis and Pharmaceutical Policy.  Professor Bero is Chair of Medicines Use and Health Outcomes, Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney.  She was Co-Chair, The Cochrane Collaboration, from 2014-2018.  She has developed and validated methods for assessing bias in the design, conduct and dissemination of research on pharmaceuticals, tobacco, chemicals, and complex public health interventions.  Prof. Bero has also conducted analyses to examine the dissemination and policy implications of research evidence.  Her international activities include member and chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) Essential Medicines Committee and Cochrane Collaboration liaison to WHO.  Prof. Bero serves on several committees related to conflicts of interest, evidence and decisions, such as the Institute of Medicine Committee on Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education and Practice and the National Academy of Science Committee to review the Environmental Protection Agency Integrated Risk Information System Process.