Paul G. Shekelle
Paul Shekelle is director of the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center site at the RAND Corporation, a consultant in health sciences at RAND, professor of medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, and a staff physician at the VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles. His research focus has been in the application of innovative methods to the assessment and improvement of the quality of care.
Shekelle spent six years as a Career Development Awardee of the VA Health Services Research and Development Service. He spent 1996–97 in the United Kingdom as an Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy, studying how quality of care was being assessed in the National Health Service. Since 1997, Shekelle has directed the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center and led numerous systematic reviews and meta-analyses in that capacity. Shekelle was the principal investigator for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality project "Assessing the Evidence for Context-Sensitive Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Safety Practices: Developing Criteria."
Shekelle received his M.D. from Duke University; his M.P.H. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and his Ph.D. from the UCLA School of Public Health.
- Assessing potential medical innovations for older adults
B. Chaudhry et al., "Systematic Review: Impact of Health Information Technology on Quality, Efficiency, and Costs of Medical Care," Annals of Internal Medicine, 144(10), 2006
P. G. Shekelle et al., "Are Ayurvedic Herbs for Diabetes Effective? Limited Evidence Shows That Some Herbs and Formulas Have Glucose-Lowering Effects, and Deserve Further Study," Journal of Family Practice, 54(10), 2005
P. G. Shekelle et al., "Identifying Potential Health Care Innovations for the Future Elderly," Health Affairs [Web exclusive], 2005
J. Chodosh et al., "Meta-Analysis: Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs for Older Adults," Annals of Internal Medicine, 143(6), 2005
M. A. Maggard et al., "Meta-Analysis: Surgical Treatment of Obesity," Annals of Internal Medicine, 142(7), 2005
Recent Media Appearances
Interviews: Los Angeles Times; Reuters Health; Scripps Howard News Service; Time Magazine; USA Today; Wall Street Journal
Commentary: British Medical Journal; Journal of Health Services Research and Policy; Lancet; New England Journal of Medicine