Keynote Address


Introduction by:
Barbara Stoll, M.D.
H. Wayne Hightower Distinguished Professor in the Medical Sciences and Dean McGovern Medical School

John P.A. Ioannidis, M.D., DSc.
C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Health Research and Policy
Professor of Biomedical Data Science
Stanford University School of Medicine
Professor of Statistics
Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences
Co-Director, Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS)
“Research practices for reproducible and useful scientific investigation” 


John Ioannidis, M.D., DSc. is the C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, and Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy, and of Statistics at Stanford University. Dr. Ioannidis is internationally recognized as a leader in empirical studies assessing biases, replication, and reliability of research findings in the biomedical and the social sciences.

He has served as President of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology, Senior Advisor for Knowledge Integration at the National Cancer Institute, editorial board member of 30 leading international journals and Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. He is one of the most-cited scientists worldwide. His Public Library of Science (PLOS) Medicine  paper on “Why most published research findings are false,” has been the most-accessed article in the history of PLOS Medicine.

Born in New York City and raised in Athens, Greece, Dr. Ioannidis was valedictorian at Athens College and won numerous awards including the National Award of the Greek Mathematical Society and was the top-ranked student in his medical school class from the National University of Athens in 1990.  He also received his Doctor of Sciences in biopathology from the same institution in 1996.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the New England Medical Center Hospitals and Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Ioannidis then held positions at NIH, Johns Hopkins and Tufts and later chaired the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina Medical School from 1999-2010. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Tufts University since 1996 and is the former Director (2008-2010) of the Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Modeling. He is also an adjunct professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health and visiting professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Imperial College, London.

He has received numerous awards, including the European Award for Excellence in Clinical Science and has been inducted into the Association of American Physicians and the European Academy of Cancer Sciences. Dr. Ioannidis is recognized as the leading clinical research methodologist of his generation for his work in evidence-based medicine and in appraising and improving the credibility of scientific studies and results.