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Systematic Reviews encompasses all aspects of the design, conduct and reporting of systematic reviews. The journal aims to publish high quality systematic review products including systematic review protocols, systematic reviews related to a very broad definition of health, rapid reviews, updates of already completed systematic reviews, and methods research related to the science of systematic reviews, such as decision modeling. The journal also aims to ensure that the results of all well-conducted systematic reviews are published, regardless of their outcome.
In addition to currently serving as a Staff Physician at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dr Shekelle has served as the Director of the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center for the RAND Corporation since 1997. He is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. He is widely recognized in the field of guidelines, quality measurement, and evidence-based medicine. Dr Shekelle has extensive experience in the health care arena and was previously the methodologist for the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ]) Low-Back Guidelines Panel, and he has participated in a number of other guideline development activities. He is currently the chair of the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians.
After receiving a B.S. in both Biology and Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Dr Shekelle earned his M.D. in 1982 from Duke University. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at UCLA, where he also obtained his M.P.H. in 1989 and his Ph.D. in 1993. He has been invited to give more than 60 presentations in both the U.S. and abroad and has been the recipient of significant research funding. His published writing is extensive, encompassing over 200 peer-reviewed research papers, as well as numerous RAND Reports, Evidence Reports, book chapters, and abstracts.