Evidence Prime is made up of a group of dynamic individuals with a wide range of competencies, talents and interests.
We have four core teams who all work hard to bring you innovative products to suit your health care needs.

Zbigniew Leś

Chief Executive Officer

Zbigniew strives to expand our business globally while implementing innovative IT-driven ideas to the evidence-based health care community. He has extensive project management experience in health technology assessment and in the creation of electronic health record solutions. He regularly meets with international constituencies to present new proposals and establish new contracts. He also takes pride in nurturing our relationships with our existing major contracts.

 

 

Eric Duclos

Marketing & Sales Manager

Eric leads the customer service team, and as such acts as a single point of contact between users of our products and the development team. He represents Evidence Prime and the GRADEpro brand globally to acquire the business which drives our further development. He strives to be always available to field questions and concerns from individuals and institutions alike.

Development

This group of highly qualified IT professionals work closely with our UX team to turn our product mock-ups into new modules for our GRADEpro application. They are passionate about new technologies and committed to implementing them in all our IT products.

Artur Nowak

Chief Technology Officer

Artur is our technical project lead. He places a great importance on using the most innovative and unique technologies available to create our products. He coordinates the work of a large group of strong personalities, projects new functionalities and controls our applications’ reliability.

Product design

This team has a two-pronged functionality as they develop our products but also interact with our customers. They are responsible for both the visual and functional side of our products. They connect daily with our customers to gain valuable feedback and/or solve their problems. They are also committed to ensuring our designs are user friendly. The team focuses on the understanding and analysis of human-computer interaction. They also strive to increase the intuitiveness of our software solutions.

Bartłomiej Dietl

Head of Product Development

Bart oversees the analysis, documentation, management and functional testing within the development team. He also works closely with our customer  service team when creating our products. He supports our customers by analyzing their feedback and implementing suggested improvements to our products and processes.

Research

This team is the service branch of Evidence Prime. They support guideline development groups by assisting them with the preparation of systematic reviews, summary of findings tables or with the collection and analysis of data. They also act as supervisors of the guideline development process using GRADE methodology.

Maja Ludwikowska

Research Team Leader
& Senior Researcher

Maja has a wealth of experience in leading teams responsible for systematic reviews, developing evidence-based practice guidelines and HTA’s analyses. She has also developed and taught a lecture series on evaluating study validity, how to expand systematic reviews of research and the varied uses of medical databases.

Experts

Our staff are privileged to collaborate with a number of world-renowned experts in the academic field. A number of McMaster University professors support our work in a variety of ways, particularly with our guideline development methodology.

All of our professors are valued members of the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) working group. GRADE were the driving force in the development of a common grading system for evaluating the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations in health care. Our GRADEpro tool is a direct result of their findings – an outstanding example of how automation can assist health care professionals in their decision making processes.

Holger Schünemann, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC

is the Chair of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada. He is director of Cochrane Canada, a member of the Guidelines International Network Board of Trustees, the Advisory Committee on Health Research at the World Health Organization (WHO), co-director of the McMaster University WHO collaborating center for evidence informed policy-making and the McMaster GRADE center. He is co-chair of the GRADE working group. As editor in Chief, he leads the journal Health and Quality of Life Outcomes.

His scientific work focuses on evidence synthesis, quality of life research and the presentation and development of health care recommendations spanning clinical medicine to public health. He is also involved in practical application of science by researchers and clinicians through co-inventing tools like the GRADEpro guideline development tool and pioneering the use of GRADE evidence to decision tables, now reworked as GRADE evidence to decision frameworks.

Jan Brożek, MD, PhD

is an associate professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact and the Department of Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada. He belongs to the CLARITY research group.

He is an active member of the GRADE Working Group and the Cochrane GRADEing methods group. Dr. Brożek is interested in the methods of systematic reviews and guideline development. He is a methodologist for the American Thoracic Society and has developed clinical practice guidelines with numerous professional societies and government organizations. Together with Dr. Schünemann he has been involved in the design and development of GRADEpro from its earliest stages.

Roman Jaeschke, MD, MSc, FRCPC

is a professor in the Department of Medicine and in the Department of Health, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada. Over last twenty years involved in practice guidelines development in many clinical areas and with various international societies like the American College of Physician, or the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Critical care clinician, a clinician-educator at McMaster University and the Physician Lead for the Critical Care Response Team at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Current editor of McMaster Textbook of Medicine.

Nancy Santesso, PhD, MLIS, BASc, RD

is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact and the Department of Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada. She is a Deputy Director of Cochrane Canada and a member of the Governing Board of the Cochrane Collaboration, and editor of the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group.

She has trained guideline developers and facilitated guideline panel meetings using the GRADE approach for the World Health Organization (WHO) and other professional organizations nationally and internationally. She also trained people to conduct systematic reviews. Her research interests include the engagement of patients and the public in evidence synthesis and use, and the communication of evidence to patients and the public as plain language summaries of systematic reviews and as patient versions of guidelines.