Clinical Trials

11. Author Biographies

Duolao Wang, MSc, PhD is a senior lecturer in medical statistics at Medical Statistics Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK. Dr. Wang is an applied statistician with research interests centering on application of state-of-the-art mathematical and statistical models and techniques to discover substantive facts and/or assess theories about medical, biological, demographic, environmental and social determinants of disease and health. His research interests include: (1) health intervention studies and clinical trials; (2) reproductive health, demography and epidemiology; (3) statistical methodology and computing.

He has published more than 80 articles on medical and epidemiological research as well as statistical methodology in peer-reviewed journals including NEJM, JAMA, Circulation, American Heart Journal, European Heart Journal, Gut, Human Reproduction, Demography, Population Studies, Journal of Applied Statistics, and Statistics in Medicine, etc. He is a co-author of the book "Clinical Trials: A Practical Guide to Design, Analysis and Reporting", which has sold over 15,000 copies worldwide since its publication in January 2006.

Ameet Bakhai, MD, MRCP is a consultant cardiologist and physician at Barnet General & Royal Free Hospitals, London, UK. Dr Bakhai has particular experience in design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials, registry studies, and health technology assessments at a national and international level. He has worked in clinical trials for 7 years, directing coronary intervention trials and leading collaborative Health Technology Assessments commissioned for groups such as the UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence. He has over 50 publications and gained statistical, trial, and economic evaluation expertise at the Harvard Clinical Research Institute. He is also a director of the Asha Medical Outcomes Research and Economic (AMORE) studies group.

Dr Bakhai has also been involved in the promotion and evaluation of guideline-based clinical practice. His research interests include health economics, interventional trials, acute coronary syndromes, and statistics. His specific focus is on enabling the use of guidelines with health economic data to overcome common barriers.