Prof. Leonila F. Dans
Leonila F. Dans MD MS is professor at the University of the Philippines, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Clinical Epidemiology. She is the pioneer in Pediatric Rheumatology in the Philippines. She started the fellowship program in Pediatric Rheumatology at the Philippine General Hospital. She also received her Master degree in clinical epidemiology in 1991 at Mc Master University in Ontario, Canada. She has done research work within the field of Pediatrics and Rheumatology.
She is a Member Emeritus of the American College of Rheumatology, member of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network, and Advisory Editorial Board member of Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. She is presently a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Clinical Practice Guidelines and Research Methods and Ethics . She has authored several journal articles and book chapters, with special interest on issues of applicability and equity. Her most recent publication is the second edition of their user-friendly simplified book entitled “Painless Evidence-Based Medicine” targeted for EBM practitioners.
She has been a Cochrane Reviewer since 2000. She has published and updated 5 Cochrane Systematic Reviews on the following topics: diarrhea, amoebic dysentery, and sepsis. She has been involved in introducing Evidence-based Medicine and Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines in the Philippines and in the Asia-Pacific region.