Eric W. Manheimer PhD has been working in the field of systematic reviews since 1997.
Systematic reviews can evaluate conventional medical treatments to determine if they do more good than harm. Systematic reviews can also evaluate the evidence for alternative treatments such as acupuncture and the Paleolithic diet. Eric has been involved with the systematic review movement full-time for 23 years. He's been mentored by leading systematic review methodologists including Doug Altman, Barker Bausell, Lex Bouter, Sir Iain Chalmers, Edzard Ernst, Zbys Fedorowicz, Jeanette Ezzo, 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'.