Editors

Cochrane Skin Editors

Ching-Chi Chi
Prof Ching-Chi Chi
Linkou, Taiwan
(chingchi@cgmh.org.tw)
Prof Ching-Chi Chi is Professor of Dermatology at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou and President of Taiwan Evidence-Based Medicine Association. He obtained his medical degree from Taipei Medical University and completed dermatology specialist training at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei. Prof Chi obtained DPhil in Clinical Medicine from the University of Oxford with doctorate thesis entitled ‘Evidence-based assessment of the safety of topical corticosteroids in pregnancy’. He is passionate about evidence-based medicine and clinical epidemiology and has been involved in over 10 Cochrane reviews and 2 pan-European Dermatology Guidelines. Being Editor of the Cochrane Skin since 2011, Prof Chi is also Associate Editor for Evidence-Based Dermatology section of British Journal of Dermatology, Associate Editor of Dermatologica Sinica, and Academic Editor of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Having published widely, Prof Chi has received plenty of research awards.
Dr Esther Freeman
Boston, USA
(efreeman@mgh.harvard.edu)
Dr. Esther Freeman, MD, PhD is Director of Global Health Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, before pursuing her clinical training at Harvard Medical School. She has worked to improve healthcare, especially those affected by HIV, in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and southeast Asia since 2003. She has collaborated with the World Health Organization since 2011, to establish guidelines for the treatment of HIV-associated skin conditions in the developing world. Her work centers around HIV-associated skin disease and HIV- associated cancer. She has been Chair of the Clinical Guidelines Committee at the American Academy of Dermatology, where she oversaw the Academy's transition from SORT to GRADE methodology. Most recently, she is leading the international Dermatology COVID-19 Registry, which is a collaboration between the American Academy of Dermatology and the International League of Dermatologic Societies.
Urba GonzalezDr Urbà González
Barcelona, Spain
(ugonzalez@goandfer.es)
Urbà is a dermatologist from Barcelona (MD, PhD and MSc). He is a co-author of several Cochrane reviews and guidelines for improving the quality of clinical trials in some high impact skin diseases. He is interested in the critical analysis of clinical research, the empowerment of dermatological patients and the use of the best knowledge for the care of every patient.
Dr Sue Jessop
Cape Town, South Africa
(susan.jessop@uct.ac.za)
Laurence Le Cleach
Dr Laurence Le Cleach
Créteil, France
Associate professor; Dermatologist and PhD in public health; Director of the French Satellite of CSG since 2017; author of several reviews mainly on psoriasis, and an ongoing living NMA on systemic treatment for psoriasis; and several publications on metaresearch in the field of dermatology.
Luigi NaldiDr Luigi Naldi
Vicenza and Bergamo, Italy
(luigi.naldi@gised.it)
Luigi is a qualified Full Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Department of Dermatology of Ospedale San Bortolo in Vicenza (Italy). He is the founder and president of “Centro Studi GISED,” an independent organisation in Italy, dedicated to clinical research and Evidence Based Medicine in Dermatology. He is particularly interested in the way safety aspects of interventions are considered and summarised in systematic reviews, and in non-pharmacological variables affecting the outcome of skin diseases. 
Gloria SanclementeDr Gloria Sanclemente
Medellín, Colombia
(sanclementegloria@gmail.com)

Dr. Gloria Sanclemente, MD, MSc, PhD is Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology at the Medical Research Institute, University of Antioquia. She received her PhD in Methodology of Biomedical Research and Public Health from Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain after receiving a MSc in Clinical Sciences (Clinical Epidemiology) at the University of Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia, and a MSc in the Molecular biology and pathology of viruses, at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK. She received her medical degree at the Universidad CES, Medellin Colombia before pursuing her dermatology training at the Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

She leads the Group of Investigative Dermatology (GRID) at the University of Antioquia, and her main interests are in clinical research, dermato-epidemiology and quality of life.  She is member of the Colegio Ibero-Latinoamericano de Dermatología (CILAD), Chair of the Science and Research Committee at the Colombian Association of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, and an International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Hywel Williams
Prof Hywel Williams
Nottingham, UK
Hywel founded the Cochrane Skin Group in 1997 and served as Co-ordinating editor for 21 years before he stepped down in 2018. Now, he serves as an editor to Cochrane Skin. His main clinical interests include eczema, keratinocyte cancer and acne and evidence-based dermatology in general. He cares passionately about genuine patient involvement in skin research. He has published extensively in mainstream general journals and has led several independent national clinical trials. Hywel’s main job now is directing the National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment Programme which is the main public funder of research across all aspects of healthcare in the UK National Health Service.
 

Statistical Editors

Ben CarterDr Ben Carter
Kings College London, UK (Email)
Matthew GraingeDr Matthew Grainge
Nottingham, UK (Email)
Matthew Grainge is an Associate Professor in Medical Statistics. His research is primarily in the area of clinical epidemiology. In particular, he has researched extensively into when specific groups of people develop venous thromboembolism using electronic health data sources such as the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. These include people with cancer or inflammatory bowel disease and pregnant women. He is also interested in the statistical aspects of clinical trials and systematic reviews/meta-analyses. His teaching activities are diverse, including teaching Evidence Based Medicine to Undergraduate Medical Students and data management using R for our Master of Public Health degree. He has been an editor (statistics) of the Cochrane Skin Group since 2013 and currently serves on the Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) Editorial Team.
Dr Marialena Trivella
Oxford, UK
Marialena is originally a mathematician/statistician with a DPhil in prognostic systematic reviews methodology. She has a long-standing association with Cochrane (since 2005) as a statistical editor and methodologist in a number of Cochrane groups. In the past she also spent two years working as a Cochrane Collaboration Training co-ordinator, and has contributed to the creation of the original 12 online Cochrane training modules for systematic review authors. Other previous experience includes working as a lecturer in Medical Statistics, and 2 years at Cochrane UK as a lecturer in Systematic Reviews. The Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM), Oxford University, has been her base for many years working as a senior statistician, developing expertise in individual patient data meta-analysis, prognostic studies, and systematic reviews methodology, while working in parallel with a number of Cochrane groups. She covered maternity leave as a methodologist for Cochrane Skin 2019-2020.

Methods Editors

Prof Ching-Chi Chi, Linkou, Taiwan

Dr Laurence Le Cleach, Créteil, France

Dr Marialena Trivella, Oxford, UK


Consumer Editor

Dr Peter Smart, Scotland, UK
Peter has been appointed as Cochrane Skin’s first consumer/patient editor. He spent 30 years in directorate positions in the UK public sector and 10 years teaching and supervising Masters’ and doctoral research in a UK business school. He has been associated with Cochrane Skin for several years, has reviewed a number of protocols and research papers, and has presented to two annual meetings. He had papers accepted for the Cochrane Colloquia in 2019 and 2020 (but both were cancelled, so he was unable to present). He has a long association with the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, University of Nottingham UK, as a member of their Patient Panel. By way of clarification, his doctorate is in management, not medicine!

Feedback Editor

Dr Urbà González
Barcelona, Spain