Dr. Jessie McGowan, MLIS, PhD, AHIP, has more than 25 years’ experience working in information science and management. She has an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Ottawa in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health. She is an Associate Editor with the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), the Canadian Medical Association Journal Open (CMAJ-Open), and the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology (JCE). She is also a Collaborator at the Ottawa WHO Collaborating Center.
Dr. McGowan collaborates both nationally and internationally with health researchers on projects, grants, and international committees. She has extensive practical experience in hospital administration, information access and management strategies. She has been involved with the Cochrane Collaboration since 1995 and is a co-convener of their Information Retrieval Methods Group. She is an author of PRESS: Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies Guideline Statement, published in by CADTH and the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology