Cochrane Skin Editors

Robert Dellavalle
Prof Robert Dellavalle
My dermatology residency training brought me to the University of Colorado where I now lead the Dermatology Service of the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. I feel affinity for caring for US veterans as my uncle served in WWII with the US Army on the European Front.  My hobbies include gardening, skiing, swimming, playing the guitar, speaking conversational Italian. With more than 245 PubMed-cited articles, I am driven to mentor the next generation of dermatologists to improve global dermatology health using the best evidence typified by the systematic reviews produced by Cochrane Skin.  I have mentored over one hundred medical students from more than 30 institutions, and I hope to mentor another one hundred before the end of my career.Favorite quote: “Whether you think you can or you can’t –you are right.”  -Henry Ford
Dr Aaron Drucker
Aaron Drucker MD, ScM, FRCPC is a dermatologist and clinician scientist in Toronto, Canada. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, a Scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital and Adjunct Scientist at ICES. He completed medical school at Queen’s University, dermatology residency at the University of Toronto and his Master’s and a Fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research at the Brown University School of Public Health and Department of Dermatology. His research focuses on epidemiology and evidence-based treatment of skin disease, particularly atopic dermatitis. He co-leads a living network meta-analysis of treatments for atopic dermatitis and maintains the knowledge translation website www.eczematherapies.com.
Urba GonzalezDr Urbà González
Barcelona, Spain
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.
Luigi NaldiDr Luigi Naldi
Vicenza and Bergamo, Italy

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

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.

Lin Peit-TzuPei-Tzu Lin
Taichung, Taiwan

Lin Pei-Tzu is currently the Director of the Department of Pharmacy at Taichung Jen-Ai Hospital. She received her Master in Clinical Pharmacy degree from Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan. After graduation, she worked as a pharmacist in hospitals, with training in clinical pharmacy and consultation pharmacy. Through direct contact with patients and healthcare professionals, she gained extensive experience in clinical pharmacology.

In terms of research, she focuses on evidence-based medicine, with her main publications being meta-analyses on skin diseases such as psoriasis, folliculitis and boils, and herpes simplex virus. She is a member of the Taiwan Evidence-Based Medicine Association and often serves as a speaker at society events.

Yu Chia LingChia-Ling Yu
Linkou, Taiwan
Ms. Chia-Ling Yu is a clinical pharmacist at the Chang Gung Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan. Ms. Yu obtained her bachelor’s degree from Kaohsiung Medical University and MS degree in pharmacology from National Cheng Kung University. Her research interests focus on systematic review about drug safety and therapeutic aspects of various kinds of disease, including molluscum contagiosum, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Her specialist areas include statistical methods for meta-analysis and network meta-analysis.
Dr Zenas YiuDr Zenas Yiu
Manchester, United Kingdom
Dr Zenas Yiu is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Dermatology and Pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Manchester, and an Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust. He studied medicine and trained in Dermatology in Manchester, and was awarded a NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship in 2015 to pursue his doctorate degree investigating the risk of serious infection in patients with psoriasis on biologic therapies. He also holds a Master degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine Dermatology Trainee Research Prize in 2018, and the Royal College of Physicians Turner-Warwick Lectureship for the North West region in 2019 for his doctorate research. He works in regional tertiary clinics for psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa, and has research interests in Pharmacoepidemiology, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Evidence-Based Dermatology. He sits on the steering committee for three British Association of Dermatologists research projects on psoriasis (BADBIR), alopecia areata (GRASS-UK), and keratinocyte cancer (UKKCC). He takes a particular interest in the evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of therapeutics for chronic inflammatory skin conditions.

Statistical Editor

Yu-Kang Tu

Prof Yu-Kang Tu
Taipei, Taiwan

Prof Yu-Kang Tu obtained his undergraduate degree from the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. He then did a master’s degree in periodontology at the University College London in London and a Ph.D. in statistical epidemiology at the University of Leeds in the UK. After working at the University of Leeds for more than 9 years, he joined the College of Public Health at National Taiwan University in Taipei, becoming a full professor and director of the Institute of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine. His research interests include latent variable modeling, causal inference, and advanced meta-analysis methods. He has published more than 300 peer-review articles across a broad range of journals, such as Lancet Oncology, Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, BMJ, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Psychiatry, Circulation, Gastroenterology, International Journal of Epidemiology, Epidemiology, American Journal Epidemiology, Statistics in Medicine and Research Synthesis Methods.

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Dr Urbà González
Barcelona, Spain


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