Professor Emeritus of Health Services, Policy and Practice


Joseph Lau, MD is Professor in the Center for Evidence-based Medicine within the School of Public Health and co-director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) designated Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) at Brown. Prior to his current position, he was professor of medicine and professor of clinical and translational science at the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts Medical Center. He directed the Tufts EPC from 1997 until 2012 and led the production of over 80 evidence reports, technology assessments, and comparative effectiveness reviews under contract with the AHRQ. He has served as a member of an FDA advisory committee, and as a member of an FAO/WHO workshop. He served as a member on two IOM committees including framework to evaluate the safety of dietary supplements and standards for clinical practice guidelines. He received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in clinical decision making and medical computer science at the New England Medical Center.

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