With nearly 18 years experience, Eric W. Manheimer, PhD is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of systematic reviews and complementary medicine.
Systematic reviews have the potential to make healthcare treatment and policy decisions more rational by basing them on current evidence from randomized trials. Systematic reviews can also document the scientific evidence for treatments popular with the Public but not currently endorsed by health care systems, for example acupuncture and the Paleolithic diet. Eric has been involved with the systematic review movement full-time for nearly 18 years, working on behalf of the Cochrane Collaboration. He's worked with and considers mentors some of the most influential and outspoken evidence-based medicine scholars in the world, notably Drs. Brian Alper, Doug Altman, Barker Bausell, Lex Bouter, Edzard Ernst, Jeanette Ezzo, Sir Iain Chalmers, SR Narahari (evidence-based Ayurveda), and Danielle van der Windt.
Header art work by Amanda Christabel Johnson. It conveys the theme of acupuncture needles and the meta-analysis forest plot in a beautiful abstract painting. It is a snippet from a painting Amanda did for the cover of Eric's PhD thesis book. His thesis was awarded on November 7, 2013 from VU Amsterdam and is entitled 'Systematic reviews in the field of complementary and alternative medicine: importance, methods, and examples concerning acupuncture'.