David Moher

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David Moher
Born (1957-04-17) April 17, 1957 (age 62)
NationalityRepublic of Ireland
EducationSt Mary's College, Dublin
Queen’s University
University of Amsterdam
Known forResearch on systematic reviews
Home townDublin, Republic of Ireland
AwardsJ. David Grimes Career Achievement Award from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (2015)
Scientific career
InstitutionsOttawa Hospital Research Institute
University of Ottawa
ThesisInvasive cervical carcinoma in younger women (1986)

David Moher (born April 17, 1957)[1] is an Irish epidemiologist and senior scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), where he is also Director of the Centre for Journalology. He is also an associate professor and University Research Chair at the University of Ottawa.[2] An expert on systematic reviews in medical science,[3] he played a major role in the development of both the PRISMA and CONSORT statements.[2] He is a co-editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Systematic Reviews.[4] He has been recognized as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher,[5] and received the Grimes Research Career Achievement Award from OHRI in 2015.[6]


Moher grew up in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, where he suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia while in elementary school. This prevented him from beginning to learn to read and write until he was thirteen.[3] He received his BSW from St Mary's College, Dublin in 1980, his B.A. in psychology from Queen’s University in 1983, and his M.Sc. from Queen's University in 1986. In 2004, he received his Ph.D. in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of Amsterdam. He became an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa in 2004, and was named a University Research Chair there in 2006. He has been a senior scientist in the Knowledge Synthesis Group at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute since 2008, and the co-editor-in-chief of Systematic Reviews since 2011.[7]


  1. ^ "Moher, David, 1957-". Library of Congress Name Authority File. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  2. ^ a b "David Moher". METRICS. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  3. ^ a b Duffy, Andrew; 2015 (2015-11-20). "Ottawa Hospital epidemiologist who overcame dyslexia to be honoured at gala". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  4. ^ "Editorial Board". Systematic Reviews. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  5. ^ "David Moher". Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  6. ^ "Research Awards: Dr. David Moher". Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  7. ^ Moher, David (2013-01-11). "David Moher Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). METRICS. Retrieved 2019-01-22.

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