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Ueffing E, Tugwell P, Welch V, Petticrew M, Kristjansson E for the Cochrane Health Equity Field.  2009.  Equity Checklist for Systematic Review Authors.  Version 2012-10-04. 

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2017

Mbuagbaw L, Aves T, Shea B, Jull J, Welch V, Taljaard M, Yoganathan M, Greer-Smith R, Wells G, Tugwell P. Considerations and guidance in designing equity-relevant clinical trials. Int J Equity Health. 2017;16(1):93.

Welch VA, Akl EA, Guyatt G, Pottie K, Eslava-Schmalbach J, Ansari MT, de Beer H, et al. GRADE Equity guidelines 1: Health equity in guideline development- introduction and rationale. JCE. 2017.[epub ahead of print]

Akl EA, Welch V, Pottie K, Eslava-Schmalbach J, Darzi A, Sola I, et al. GRADE Equity Guidelines 2: COnsidering health equity in the GRADE guideline development process. JCE. 2017.[epub ahead of print]

Welch VA, Ekl EA, Pottie K, Ansari MT, Briel M, Christensen R, Dans A, et al. GRADE Equity Guidelines 3: Health equity considerations in rating the certainty of synthesized evidence. JCE. 2017.[epub ahead of print]

Riddle AY, Ramage AK, Kroeger CM, Welch V, Vlassof C, Bhutta Z, Kristjansson E, Taljaard M, Wells GA. The effect of women's empowerment strategies on adolescent girls' nutritional status (Title). Campbell Library. 2017.

Rockers P, Tugwell P, Grimshaw J, Oliver S, Atun R, Rottingen JA, Fretheim A, Ranson MK, Daniels K, Luiza VL, Barnighausen T. Quasi-experimental study designs series - paper 12: Strengthening global capacity for evidence synthesis of quasi-experimental health systems research. J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Mar 28.

Waddington H, Aloe A, Becker BJ, Djimeu EW, Hombrados JG, Tugwell P, Wells G, Reeves B. Quasi-experimental study designs series - paper 6: Risk of bias assessment. J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Mar 25.

Petkovic J, Barton JL, FLurey C, Goel N, Bartels CM, Barnabe C, de Wit MP, Lyddiatt A, Lacaille D, Welch V, Boonen A, Shea B, Christensen R, Maxwell LJ, Campbell W, Jull J, Toupin-April K, Singh JA, Goldsmith CH, Sreih AG, Pohl C, Hofstetter C, Beaton DE, Buchbinder R, Guillemin F, Tugwell PS. Health equity considerations for developing and reporting patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials: A report from the OMERACT Equity Special Interest Group. J Rheum. 2017 Feb 15. 

Tunnicliffe DJ, Singh-Grewal D, Craig JC, Howell M, Tugwell P, Mackie F, Lin MW, O'Neill SG, Ralph AF, Tong A. Healthcare and Research Priorities of Adolescents and Young Adults with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Mixed-methods Study. J Rheum. 2017 Mar 1. 

Welch VA, Ghogomu E, Hossain A, Awasthi S, Bhutta ZA, Cumberbatch C, Fletcher R, McGowan J, Krishnaratne S, Kristjansson E, Sohani S, Suresh S, Tugwell P, White H, Wells GA. Mass deworming to improve developmental health and wellbeing of children in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Lancet Glob Health. 2017 Jan;5(1):e40-e50.

2016

Hartwell G, Thomas S, Egan M, Gilmore A, Petticrew M. E-cigarettes and equity: a systematic review of differences in awareness and use between sociodemographic groups. Tob Control. 2016 Dec 21. pii: tobaccocontrol-2016-053222.

Petkovic J, Welch V, Jacob MH, Yoganathan M, Ayala AP, Cunningham H, Tugwell P. The effectiveness of evidence summaries on health policymakers and health system managers use of evidence from systematic reviews: a systematic review. Implement Sci. 2016 Dec 9;11(1):162.

Sterne JA, Hernán MA, Reeves BC, Savović J, Berkman ND, Viswanathan M, Henry D, Altman DG, Ansari MT, Boutron I, Carpenter JR, Chan AW, Churchill R, Deeks JJ, Hróbjartsson A, Kirkham J, Jüni P, Loke YK, Pigott TD, Ramsay CR, Regidor D, Rothstein HR, Sandhu L, Santaguida PL, Schünemann HJ, Shea B, Shrier I, Tugwell P, Turner L, Valentine JC, Waddington H, Waters E, Wells GA, Whiting PF, Higgins JP. ROBINS-I: a tool for assessing risk of bias in non-randomised studies of interventions. BMJ. 2016 Oct 12;355:i4919.

Meader N, King K, Moe-Byrne T, Wright K, Graham H, Petticrew M, Power C, White M, Sowden AJ. A systematic review on the clustering and co-occurrence of multiple risk behaviours. BMC Public Health. 2016 Jul 29;16:657.

Batista R, Pottie K, Bouchard L, Ng E, Tanuseputro P, Tugwell P. Primary Health Care Models Addressing Health Equity for Immigrants: A Systematic Scoping Review. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Nov 17.

Garner P, Hopewell S, Chandler J, MacLehose H, Schünemann HJ, Akl EA, Beyene J, Chang S, Churchill R, Dearness K, Guyatt G, Lefebvre C, Liles B, Marshall R, Martínez García L, Mavergames C, Nasser M, Qaseem A, Sampson M, Soares-Weiser K, Takwoingi Y, Thabane L, Trivella M, Tugwell P, Welsh E, Wilson EC; Panel for updating guidance for systematic reviews (PUGs). When and how to update systematic reviews: consensus and checklist. BMJ. 2016 Jul 20;354:i3507. 

Wolfenden L, Jones J, Williams CM, Finch M, Wyse RJ, Kingsland M, Tzelepis F, Wiggers J, Williams AJ, Seward K, Small T, Welch V, Booth D, Yoong SL. Strategies to improve the implementation of healthy eating, physical activity and obesity prevention policies, practices or programmes within childcare services. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Oct 4;10:CD011779.

Meader N, King K, Moe-Byrne T, Wright K, Graham H, Petticrew M, Power C, White M, Sowden AJ. A systematic review on the clustering and co-occurrence of multiple risk behaviours. BMC Public Health. 2016;16(1):657.

Welch VA & Tricco AC.  Reporting guidelines for realist evaluations seek to improve clarity and transparency.  BMC Medicine. 2016;14:109. 

Garner P, Hopewell S, Chandler J, Maclehose H, Schunemann H, Akl EA, Beyene J, Chang S, Churchill E, Dearness K, Guyatt G, Lefebvre C, Liles B, Marshall R, Martinez-Garcia L, Mavergames C, Nasser M, Qaseem A, Sampson M, Soares-Weiser K, Takwoingi Y, Thabane L, Trivella M, Tugwell P, Welsh E, Wilson EC, Panel for updating guidance for systematic reviews. When and how to update systematic reviews: consensus and checklist. BMJ. 2016;354:i3507. 

Cauchi D, Glonti K, Petticrew M, Knai C. Environmental components of childhood obesity prevention interventions: An overview of systematic reviews. Obes Rev. 2016. doi:10-1111/obr.12441.

Stacey D, Legare F, Lyddiatt A, Giguere AM, Yoganathan M, Saarimaki A, Pardo JP, Rader T, Tugwell P. Translating evidence to facilitate shared decision making: Development and usability of a consult decision aid prototype. Patient. 2016: May 11.

Welch V, Petkovic J, Pardo Pardo J, Rader T, Tugwell P. Interactive social media interventions to promote health equity: an overview of reviews. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice. 2016;36(4).

Santesso N, Carrasco-Labra A, Langendam M, Brignardello-Petersen R, Mustafa RA, Heus P, Lasserson T, Opiyo N, Kunnamo I, Sinclair D, Garner P, Treweek S, Tovey D, Akl EA, Tugwell P, Brozek JL, Guyatt G, Schunemann H. Improving GRADE evidence tables part 3: Guidance for useful GRADE certainty in the evidence judgments through explanatory footnotes. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016. [Epub ahead of print].

Carrasco-Labra A, Brignardello-Petersen R, Santesso N, Neumann I, Mustafa RA, Mbuagbaw L, Etxeandia Ikobaltzeta I, De Stio C, McCullagh LJ, Alonso-Coello P, Meerpohl JJ, Vandvik PO, Brozek JL, Akl EA, Bossuyt P, Churchill R, Glenton C, Rosenbaum S, Tugwell P, Welch V, Garner P, Guyatt G, Schunemann H. Improving GRADE evidence tables part 1: A randomized trial shows improved understanding of content in Summary-of-Findings Tables with a new format. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016. [Epub ahead of print].

2015

Miramontes L, Pottie K, Jandu MB, Welch V, Miller K, James M, Roberts JH. Including migrant populations in health impact assessments. Bull World Health Organ. 2015;93(12)888-9.

Elliot JH, Grimshaw J, Altman R, Bero L, Goodman SN, Henry D, Macleod M, Tovey D, Tugwell P, White H, Sim I. Informatics: Make sense of health data. Nature. 2015;527(7576):31-2. 

Welch V, Jull J, Petkovic J, Armstrong R, Boyer Y, Cuervo LG, Edwards SJL,  Lyddiatt A, Gough D, Grimshaw J, Kristjansson E, Mbuagbaw L, McGowan J, Moher D, Pantoja T, Petticrew M, Pottie K, Rader R, Shea B, Taljaard M, Waters E, Weijer C, Wells GA, White H, Whitehead M, Tugwell P.  Protocol for the development of a CONSORT equity guideline to improve reporting of health equity in randomized trials. Implementation Science. 10: 146.

Welch V, Petticrew M, Petkovic J, Moher D, Waters E, White H, Tugwell P, PRISMA-Equity Bellagio Group. Extending the PRISMA Statement for equity-focused systematic reviews (PRISMA-E 2012): Explanation and elaboration. J Clin Epidemiol. 2015 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print]
Co-published in International Journal for Equity in Health. 2015; 14:92 and the Journal of Development Effectiveness. 2016; DOI: 10.1080/19439342.2015.1113196

Beaton DE, Terwee CB, Singh JA, Hawker GA, Patrick DL, Burke LB, Toupin-April K, Tugwell PS. A call for evidence-based decision making when selecting outcome measurement instruments for Summary of Findings tables in systematic reviews: Results from an OMERACT Working Group. J Rheumatol. 2015 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Christensen R, Singh JA, Wells GA, Tugwell PS. Do "evidence-based recommendations" need to reveal the evidence? Minimal criteria supporting an "evidence claim". J Rheumatol. 2015;42(10):1737-9.

McGill R, Anwar E, Orton L, Bromley H, Lloyd-Williams F, O'Flaherty M, Taylor-Robinson D, Guzman-Castillo M, Gillespie D, Moreira P, Allen K, Hyseni L, Calder N, Petticrew M, White M, Whitehead M, Capewell S. Are interventions to promote healthy eating equally effective for all? Systematic review of socioeconomic inequalities in impact. BMC Public Health. 2015;15:457.

Pottie K, Martin JP, Cornish S, Biorklund LM, Gayton I, Doerner F, Schneider F. Access to healthcare for the most vulnerable migrants: a humanitarian crisis. Confl Health. 2015;9:16.

Petkovic J, Welch V, Tugwell P. Do evidence summaries increase policy-makers’ use of evidence from systematic reviews: A systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews. 2015;4:122.

Bhaumik S, Rana S, Karimkhani C, Welch V, Armstrong R, Pottie K, Dellavalle R, Dhakal P, Oliver S, Francis DK, Nasser M, Crowe S, Aksut B, Amico RD. Ethics and equity in research priority-setting: stakeholder engagement and the needs of disadvantaged groups. Indian J Med Ethics. 2015;12(2):110-3.

Welch V, Boyer Y, Chamberlain C. Can Cochrane Reviews inform decisions to improve Indigenous people’s health?[editorial].Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015;(8): 10.1002/14651858.ED000103

Petkovic J, Epstein J, Buchbinder R, Welch V, Rader T, Lyddiatt A, Clerehan R, Christensen R, Boonen A, Goel N, Maxwell LJ, Toupin-April K, De Wit M, Barton J, Flurey C, Jull J, Barnabe C, Sreih AG, Campbell W, Pohl C, Duruoz MT, Singh JA, Tugwell PS, Guillemin F. Toward ensuring health equity: readability and cultural equivalence of OMERACT Patient-reported Outcome Measures. J Rheumatol. 2015 Jun 15. Epub ahead of print.

Iheozor-Ejiofor Z, Worthington HV, Walsh T, O'Malley L, Clarkson JE, Macey R, Alam R, Tugwell P, Welch V, Glenny AM. Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015. 18;6:CD010856.

Nickerson JW, Hatcher-Roberts J, Adams O, Attaran A, Tugwell P. Assessments of health services availability in humanitarian emergencies: a review of assessments in Haiti and Sudan using a health systems approach. Confl Health. 2015. 8;9:20.

Toupin-April K, Barton J, Fraenkel L, Li L, Grandpierre V, Guillemin F, Rader T, Stacey D, Legare F, Jull J, Petkovic J, Scholte-Voshaar M, Welch V, Lyddiatt A, Hofstetter C, De Wit M, Marche L, Meade T, Christensen R, Gaujoux-Viala C, Suarez-Almazor M, Boonen A, Pohl C, Martin R, Tugwell PS. Development of a Draft Core Set of Domains for Measuring Shared Decision Making in Osteoarthritis: An OMERACT Working Group on Shared Decision Making. Journal of Rheumatology. 2015 April 15. [Epub ahead of print].

Augustincic Polec L, Petkovic J, Welch V, Ueffing E, Tanjong Ghogomu E, Pardo Pardo J, Grabowsky M, Attaran A, Wells GA, Tugwell P. Strategies to increase the ownership and use of insecticide-treated bednets to prevent malaria. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD009186. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009186.pub2.
** A podcast of this review is also available. 

Bhaumik S, Rana S, Karimkhani C, Welch V, Armstrong R, Pottie K, Dellavalle R, Dhakal P, Oliver S, Francis DK, Nasser M, Crowe S, Aksut B, D'Amico R. Ethics and equity in research priority-setting: stakeholder engagement and the needs of disadvantaged groups. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. March 16, 2015

Kristjansson E, Francis DK, Liberato S, Benkhalti Jandu M, Welch V, Batal M, Greenhalgh T, Rader T, Noonan E, Shea B, Janzen L, Wells GA, Petticrew M. Food supplementation for improving the physical and psychosocial health of socio-economically disadvantaged children aged three months to five years. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD009924. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009924.pub2.

Petticrew M, Anderson L, Elder R, Grimshaw J, Hopkins D, Hahn R, Krause L, Kristjansson E, Mercer S, Sipe T, Tugwell P, Ueffing E, Waters E, Welch V. Complex interventions and their implication for systematic reviews: a pragmatic approach. Int J Nurs Stud. 2015;Jan9.

Shamseer L, Moher D, Clarke M, Ghersi D, Liberati A, Petticrew M, Shekelle P, Stewart LA, the PRISMA-P Group. Preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015:elaboration and explanation. BMJ. 2015. 2;349:g7647. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g7647

Moher D, Shamseer L, Clarke M, Ghersi D, Liberati A, Petticrew M, Shekelle P, Stewart LA. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta--Analysis Protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015 statement. Systematic Reviews. 2015 Jan 1;4(1):1.

2014

Katikireddi SV, Egan M, Petticrew M. How do systematic reviews incorporate risk of bias assessments into the synthesis of evidence? A methodological study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2014 Dec 6. pii: jech-2014-204711. doi: 10.1136/jech-2014-204711

Shi C, Tian J, Wang Q, Petkovic J, Ren D, Yang K, Yang Y. How equity is addressed in clinical practice guidelines: A content analysis. BMJ Open. 2014; 4:e005660. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005660.

Doull M, Welch V, Puil L, Runnels V, Coen SE, Shea B, O'Neill J, Borkhoff C, Tudiver