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Dr. Manoj Kumar

Assistant Clinical Professor

Brief Biography:

I am currently working as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta in Canada. I originally trained as a pediatrician from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)New Delhi and came to Canada in 2001 to do a clinical research fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the McMaster University.  While doing my clinical fellowship, I also completed an MSc degree in health research methodology, with further training in health economics, from the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster.  

In the last 10 years, I have completed several systematic reviews including publications into the Cochrane Library, case-control studies and an economic evaluation of introducing an HIV screening program to prevent mother to child transmission of the disease.  I have held clinical research grants, both as a co-investigator and as a principal investigator (PI), and have supervised trainee research projects that have culminated in successful peer-reviewed publications.


Academic positions:

Assistant Clinical Professor

Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Academic Member, Women and Children's Health Research Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada http://www.wchri.med.ualberta.ca/Home/index.cfm


Research interests:

  • Systematic reviews of healthcare interventions
  • Population-based cohort studies
  • Economic Evaluation of healthcare services
  • Clinical trials

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I see merit in the idea of post-publication review (as long as certain safeguards are met).