Isabelle Boutron

Professor of Epidemiology at the Université de Paris, head of the Methods Team (INSERM- Centre of Epidemiology and Statistics-CRESS)

She is director of Cochrane France, co-convenor of the Bias Methods group of Cochrane and member of the SPIRIT-CONSORT executive committee.

Her research focusses on meta-research, interventional research on research, transparency, the peer-review process, methodological issues of assessing interventions (blinding, external validity, complex interventions) and research synthesis. She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles. She led an innovative and ambitious joint doctoral training programme funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, dedicated to Methods in Research on Research (MIROR) in the field of clinical research. She is currently leading the COVID-NMA initiative ( a living mapping and living evidence synthesis of preventive interventions and treatments for COVID-19.