We are a global collaboration of researchers, supporters of evidence-based healthcare, clinicians, patient advocates, and policy makers that aim to rethink medicine and push for a more sustainable healthcare.
We are a not-for-profit organization with a strict policy to not accept any money or in-kind support from people or organizations with financial interests in healthcare – such as the pharmaceutical, medical device, tobacco, firearms, or food industry. Disclosure forms from the advisory board are available here.
We currently have no core funding. The people who generously contribute to our work do this primarily voluntarily or within their ordinary positions.
Minna Johansson, PhD, MD, Sweden
Dr Johansson is a general practitioner, working at Herrestads healthcare centre in Uddevalla, Sweden. She is the lead investigator of the Global Center for Sustainable Healthcare, and also the director of Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare.
Fiona Godlee, Former Editor in Chief, The BMJ, Ambassador, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, UK
Dr Godlee was Editor in Chief for The BMJ 2005-2021. She has transformed medical publishing by being a force for change on topics ranging from research misconduct, independence from industry, harms of medical excess, action on climate change, and patient involvement in research and healthcare. She co-founded the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change and current work focusses on environmental sustainability.
Gordon Guyatt, Distinguished Professor, McMaster University, Canada
Professor Guyatt is one of the founders of evidence-based medicine, co-chair of the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) working group, co-editor of the Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature, and one of the world’s most cited scientists, with more than 1200 peer-reviewed publications and over 300,000 citations.
Karin Kopitowski, Professor, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Professor Kopitowski is a renowned leader within the global movement to tackle medical excess – including chairing the group on Quaternary Prevention and Overmedicalisation within WONCA. She is Head of the Department of Family Medicine, Director of the Research Department, and President of the Ethics Committee, at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires.
Tara Montgomery, Civic Health Partners, USA
Montgomery is the founder of Civic Health Partners, bringing consumer and citizen perspectives to conversations about culture change in healthcare. She is a member of the Building Trust Patient Advisory Committee of the ABIM Foundation, a public member on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties, and an executive in residence at Oxford University.
Victor Montori, Professor, Mayo Clinic, USA
Professor Montori is a recognized expert in evidence-based medicine, shared decision making, and minimally disruptive medicine. He has more than 700 peer-reviewed publications and is among the most cited researchers in clinical medicine. He is the author of the book Why We Revolt, and is leading a movement, a Patient Revolution, for Careful and Kind Care for all.
CS Pramesh, Professor, Tata Memorial Centre, India
Professor CS Pramesh is leading ground-breaking work in reducing inequities in cancer care and making cancer treatment accessible to all geographic regions and strata of society. He is the Director of the Tata Memorial Hospital, Head of Thoracic Surgery at the Tata Memorial Centre, and Convener for the National Cancer Grid, a network of over 280 cancer centers in India.
Anna Stavdal, President, WONCA World
Dr Stavdal is a family doctor, practicing for more than 30 years, an associate professor at the University of Oslo, and president of WONCA World, the World Organisation of Family Doctors. She has had leading positions in family medicine organisations for 25 years. She is a passionate advocate for primary care and has played a leading role in the development and use of “Core Values” of family medicine, a prerequisite for sustainable healthcare.
Steven Woloshin, Professor, Dartmouth Institute, USA
Professor Woloshin is co-director of the Center for Medicine and Media at The Dartmouth Institute and a general internist. He and research partner, Lisa Schwartz, have led revolutionary work to improve the communication of medical evidence to physicians, journalists, policymakers, and the public. He is an author of the two seminal books Know Your Chances and Overdiagnosed – making people sick in the pursuit of health.
Thomas Agoritsas, Deputy CEO, MAGIC Evidence Ecosystem Foundation, Switzerland
Professor Agoritsas is an internist at University Hospitals of Geneva, Deputy CEO of the MAGIC Evidence Ecosystem Foundation, co-creator of the BMJ Rapid Recommendations, and active in GRADE and the Living Evidence Network Steering Group. His ground-breaking work spans over the whole evidence ecosystem, from clinical research to shared-decision making – for an evidence-based, kind and careful care.
The Lisa Schwartz foundation for truth in medicine
Contributors and Supporters
A huge thanks to all the generous people in this network who makes this work possible!
Arnav Agarwal, BHSc, MD, General Internal Medicine Fellow, McMaster University, Canada
Loai Albarqouni, Assistant Professor, Bond University, Australia
Lisa Bero, Senior Editor, Cochrane Public Health and Health Systems, Professor, University of Colorado, USA
Matteo Bruschettini, Director, Cochrane Sweden
Mike Clarke, Co-ordinating Editor, Cochrane Methodology Review Group, Professor, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Mariana García Leal, MD, Research Fellow, KER Unit Mexico
Claire Glenton, co-founder of GRADE CERQual, Professor, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Fernando Diaz Gonzalez-Colmenero, MD, Research fellow, KER Unit Mexico
Iona Heath, Iconic General Practitioner, UK
Karsten Juhl Jørgensen, Professor, Cochrane Denmark
Ray Moynihan, Journalist, Assistant Professor, Bond University, Australia
Huseyin Naci, Associate Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Jessica Otte, Family Physician, Nanaimo, Canada
Ana Karina Raygoza Cortez, MD, MPH Candidate, Research Fellow, KER Unit Mexico
Sarah Rosenbaum, Designer, Researcher, Centre for Epidemic Interventions Research, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
Per Olav Vandvik, Professor, University of Oslo, Founder and CEO, Magic Evidence Ecosystem Foundation, Norway