Effectiveness of Border Closures/Travel Restrictions, Screening and/or Quarantine to Control the International Spread of COVID-19: An Update to a Cochrane Rapid Review
Public Health Agency of Canada
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through COVID-END
To determine the effectiveness of international border travel restrictions on the spread of COVID-19.
Ahmed Abou-Setta is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Knowledge Synthesis Platform at The George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, University of Manitoba. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed studies and his work has been cited over 2000 times by colleagues. His areas of research expertise includes clinical epidemiological research methods, methods for evaluation of the quality of data from clinical trials, the meta-analysis of trial data, and methods for utilizing indirect evidence. He is leading innovative research into methods for improving and streamlining the systematic review process including semi-automation of the review process and report creation.
Dr. Abou-Setta is involved in continuous education to clinical faculty at the University of Manitoba and students through epidemiological and biostatistical consultation, teaching, and collaborative innovative research on knowledge synthesis projects. He is also co-teaching the first accredited systematic review course where graduate students and clinicians at the University of Manitoba are being trained to produce high-quality systematic reviews of the literature.