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Drummond Rennie, MD, a nephrologist and high-altitude physiologist, is former Deputy Editor of JAMA and an adjunct Professor of Medicine in the Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco. Previously Deputy Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, he is interested in research into peer review, the integrity of the biomedical literature, publication bias, ways to improve the reporting of trials and meta-analyses, and commercial influences on biomedical research.

Gordon Guyatt, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine at McMaster University and was previously Director of its Internal Medicine Residency Program. He has published more than 650 peer-reviewed papers, of which more than 100 have appeared in JAMA, Lancet, British Medical Journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, and New England Journal of Medicine. Dr Guyatt coined the term "evidence-based medicine" and has led the "Evidence-based Medicine Working Group" in formulating principles of evidence-based practice.

David L. Simel, MD, MHS, has been the Section Editor of the Rational Clinical Examination series at JAMA since 1994. He is Chief of Medicine at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Professor of Medicine and a Vice-Chairman in the Department of Medicine at Duke University. Dr Simel has a master’s degree in Clinical Research and focuses his research on the history and physical examination, as well as methods in diagnostic test research.

Robert Hayward, MD, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta in the Departments of Medicine and Public Health. A general internist and health informatician, he is Assistant Dean Health Informatics and leads decision-support initiatives. Dr Hayward also directs the Centre for Health Evidence, focusing on strategies for bringing best evidence to the bedside in the service of improved clinical decision making.

Sheri Keitz, MD, PhD, is Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Division Chief for General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass-Memorial Health Care. Dr Keitz is Co-Director of the Program on Teaching Evidence-Based Practice, a partnership with Duke University, whose mission is to promote faculty development, research, and curriculum development in support of evidence-based health care.

Maureen O. Meade, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University, where she practices intensive care medicine, teaches in the graduate Health Research Methodology Program, cochairs an international Evidence-based Clinical Practice workshop, and conducts clinical trials in critical illness.

Deborah J. Cook, MD, is a Professor of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology, and Biostatistics at McMaster University, and Co-chair of the Evidence-based Clinical Practice workshop. She chaired the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group for 8 years and was Consulting Editor at JAMA for 6 years for the panel "Caring for the Critically Ill Patient." Dr Cook has published over 450 articles, including many in JAMA, Lancet, BMJ, Annals of Internal Medicine, and New England Journal of Medicine.

Stephen J. McPhee, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr McPhee's major research focus has been in cancer prevention and control. In 1986, he cofounded the UCSF Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project, or Suc Khoe La Vang! (Health is Gold!). Dr McPhee has also worked in advocacy, education, and research in end-of-life and palliative care. Between 2000 and 2008, Dr McPhee and his colleagues at UCSF coordinated a bimonthly series in JAMA, titled "Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life," on issues in palliative care and end-of-life care. In addition to more than 40 books (including the annually updated Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment) and 75 book chapters, Dr McPhee has published more than 175 scientific articles in the peer-reviewed medical literature.

Margaret A. Winker, MD, is Senior Research Editor for PLoS Medicine. While previously a Deputy Editor at JAMA, Dr Winker edited the series "Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life," the JAMA section that led to the Care at the Close of Life book. Dr Winker completed fellowships in Geriatrics and Clinical Pharmacology and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

Michael W. Rabow, MD, is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of California, San Francisco. Board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative care, Dr Rabow directs the Symptom Management Service at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and is the Associate Director of the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center. His widely published research work is in palliative care, family caregiving, and end-of-life care education.

Steven Z. Pantilat, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, the Alan M. Kates and John M. Burnard Endowed Chair in Palliative Care, Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at UCSF, and the founding Director of the UCSF Palliative Care Program. He is also the Director of the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center that trains teams from hospitals across the country on how to establish palliative care services. Dr Pantilat's research focuses on improving the quality of palliative care and on palliative care for people with heart disease.

Amy J. Markowitz, JD, is a freelance editor, scientific writing mentor and instructor, and curriculum development consultant with particular expertise in medicine and health policy. She was a cocreator and founding Managing Editor of JAMA's "Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life" and "Care of the Aging Patient" sections. She is also the Consulting Editor and Scientific Writing Specialist to University of California, San Francisco's Clinical and Translational Research Career Development Program. Ms Markowitz previously served as founding faculty and curriculum codeveloper for the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center and ProGrESS PCS conferences presenting curricula for launching and developing hospital-based palliative care programs.

Annette Flanagin, RN, MA, FAAN, is Executive Editor for JAMAevidence, Executive Managing Editor and Vice President, Editorial Operations for JAMA and The JAMA Network.

Kate Pezalla, MA, is Assistant Editor for JAMAevidence and The JAMA Network. She helps coordinate the print and online content for the JAMAevidence books and Web site.

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Michael Crumsho, McGraw–Hill Education
Annette Flanagin, The JAMA Network
Kate Pezalla, The JAMA Network
Scott Grillo, McGraw–Hill Education
Robert Hayward, Centre for Health Evidence
Thane Kerner, Silverchair Information Systems
Drummond Rennie, The JAMA Network
Jim Shanahan, McGraw–Hill Education
David Simel, The JAMA Network
Elizabeth Solaro, The JAMA Network
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