John P.A. Ioannidis
King Center on Global Development
C. F. Rehnborg Professor In Disease Prevention
Stanford University School of Medicine
John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSC, holds the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University, where he is professor of medicine, professor of health research and policy, and professor of statistics by courtesy at the School of Humanities and Sciences. Before joining Stanford, Dr. Ioannidis chaired the department of hygiene and epidemiology at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece. He trained at the University of Athens School of Medicine in Greece, Harvard, and Tufts, and held appointments at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins, Tufts, Harvard, and Imperial College London.
Dr. Ioannidis is one of the most-cited scientists of all time in the scientific literature. His current research at Stanford covers a wide agenda, including meta-research, large-scale evidence, population health sciences, and predictive medicine and health. 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 improving the credibility of scientific studies. The PLoS Medicine article, "Why Most Published Research Findings are False," was the most accessed and downloaded article in the history of PLoS. The Atlantic selected Dr. Ioannidis as the Brave Thinker scientist for 2010, characterizing him as one of the most influential scientists alive.