Dr. Nadia Elia


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Nadia Elia is both a public health physician and a clinical epidemiologist. She graduated from the Medical Faculty of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1998, and obtained a Doctoral degree (MD) in 2000. She also holds a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2008) and a FMH Swiss title of public health specialist (2012).

She actually shares her working time between two institutions. In the Departement of Anesthesiology of the University Hospitals of Geneva, where she has been working for more than 10 years, she practices as a clinical epidemiologist and provides support and supervision of clinician-researchers in different domains of peri-operative research and more specifically on evidence-based peri-operative care. Besides, she has been activelly involved, since 2011, as Methods Editor at the European Journal of Anaesthesiology, offical journal of the European Society of Anaesthesiolgy where she gives Masterclasses in Statistics and Scientific writing. She teaches epidemiology to pregraduate medical students, and literature review to different postgraduate Certificates of Advanced Studies of the University Hospitals of Geneva. In the Institute of Globale Health of the Medical faculty of the University of Geneva, she is in charge of the coordination of the CAS in Health promotion and community health (16 ECTS credits, about 25 particpants/year) where she also teaches epidemiology and statistics, and is involved in the teaching of statistics of the Master of Advanced Studies in public health from the University of Geneva. Besides the teaching work, she is in charge of the scientific integrity cell of the Institute.

For the last 10 years, her personnal research area has foccused on the use of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in the field of peri-operative care and anesthesia, which has led her to investigate the impact of scientific misconduct on the conclusions of systematic reviews, and more generally, on the place of systematic reviews in the context of scientific misconduct.