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This editor wants to close Wikipedia's gender gap.

My name is Hilda Bastian. My interests revolve around ensuring people have easy, free access to the highest quality health information based on unbiased health research - and increasing understanding about it. On Wikipedia, I work mostly on biographies and images of African-American scientists/people in STEM, as well as other under-represented groups and issues in STEM. I also sometimes edit medical pages.

I'm an Australian who moved to Germany to work on (German version) / Informed Health Online (English version). In 2011, I moved to the USA to work on PubMed projects at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), with its National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). In 2018, I moved back to Australia, working on my doctoral dissertation and a biography.

I have a personal website and a personal blog, commenting on the science of unbiased health research with cartoons, called Statistically Funny. I blog about bias, medicine, life and uncertainties at Absolutely Maybe (blogging at Scientific American from 2013 to 2014, and from 2014 at PLOS Blogs Network), and occasionally at BMJ Blogs. I joined the editorial board of the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin in 2020, and was appointed lead of the independent advisory group for the Cochrane review on exercise therapy and ME/CFS.

The views I express in Wikipedia are my own, not official positions of organizations with which I am, or have been, involved.

Hildabast (talk) 04:03, 16 February 2020 (UTC)