Cochrane Affiliate, Tufts University

The objective of developing a US Affiliate at Tufts University School of Medicine is to build capacity and a critical mass of Cochrane-trained systematic reviewers in the United States to improve health outcomes. These reviews will focus on public health in urban areas (e.g., nutrition, maternal health, public health, and health equity).

The Cochrane US Network endeavors to promote evidence-informed decision-making in health care and works with clinicians, professional associations, policymakers, patients, and the media to encourage the dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence.

Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, and other schools at Tufts will join the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine to train professionals in conducting Cochrane systematic reviews to accelerate translation of evidence-based research into clinical care and health.