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Institute of Population Health Sciences (IPHS)

Javier Zamora, BSc, MSc, PhD


Senior Lecturer



Research Interests:

His current research interests relates to methodology for Clinical Epidemiology and research synthesis principally regarding Diagnostic Test Accuracy reviews.

He authored Meta-Disc software (2004) which was unique in its kind to perform meta-analysis of diagnostic tests accuracy studies. 


Pathak N, Dodds J, Zamora J, Khan K. Accuracy of urinary human papillomavirus testing for viral detection in the cervix: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 2014;349:g5264 

Abraira V, Muriel A, Emparanza JI, Pijoan JI, Royuela A, Plana MN, Cano A, Urreta I, Zamora J. Reporting quality of survival analyses in medical journals still needs improvement. A minimal requirements proposal. J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Dec;66(12):1340-6.e5

García-Blázquez V, Vicente-Bártulos A, Olavarria-Delgado A, Plana MN, van der Winden D, Zamora J; EBM-Connect Collaboration. Accuracy of CT angiography in the  diagnosis of acute gastrointestinal bleeding: systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Radiol. 2013 May;23(5):1181-90.

Thangaratinam S, Brown K, Zamora J, Khan KS, Ewer AK. Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart defects in asymptomatic newborn babies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet. 2012 Jun 30;379(9835):2459-64

Kulier R, Gulmezoglu AM, Zamora J, Plana MN, Carroli G, Cecatti JC, Germar MJ, Pisake L,  Mittal S, Bergh AM,  May W, Souza JP, Koppenhoefer S, Khan KS. Effectiveness of a clinically integrated e-learning course in evidence-based medicine for reproductive health training: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2012 Dec 5;308(21):2218-25

Plana MN, Carreira C, Muriel A, Chiva M, Abraira V, Emparanza JI, Bonfill X, Zamora J. Magnetic resonance imaging in the preoperative assessment of patients with primary breast cancer: systematic review of diagnostic accuracy and meta-analysis. Eur Radiol. 2012 Jan;22(1):26-38

Wilson A, Gallos ID, Plana N, Lissauer D, Khan KS, Zamora J, MacArthur C, Coomarasamy A. Effectiveness of strategies incorporating training and support of traditional birth attendants on perinatal and maternal mortality: meta-analysis. BMJ. 2011 Dec 1;343:d710