Welcoming Sofia Tsokani and Afroditi Kanellopoulou as Statistics Editors

Welcome new Statistics Editors

Welcome Sofia Tsokani and Afroditi Kanellopoulou! They join the Methods Support Unit as Statistics Editors. 

Their role is to support the Cochrane community by undertaking statistical peer review, as well as helping with individual queries.  

Sofia holds a BSc in Mathematics and a MSc in Statistics and Operations Research, both obtained from the University of Ioannina. Her PhD is focused on evidence synthesis methods, with an emphasis on meta-analysis and network meta-analysis of diagnostic tests. She has been working as a research associate in biostatistics for the past four years; during this time period she was   involved   in    both   methodological   and   empirical   projects,   mainly   in   the   field   of network   meta-analysis.   Her   research   interests   encompass   systematic   reviews,   and   statistical modelling   for   meta-analysis   and   network   meta-analysis   of   both   interventions   and   diagnostic tests.

 Afroditi is a biostatistician with a strong interest in cancer prevention and progression, evidence synthesis as well as causal inference methods. She was trained at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, where she received a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and a Master’s in Biostatistics. Since 2019, she is a Research Associate at the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina, Greece and a PhD candidate under the supervision of Associate Professor, Konstantinos Tsilidis. Her doctoral research is focused on the investigation of the associations between a wide range of non-therapeutic modifiable risk factors and colorectal cancer survival.

“We’re excited to have Sofia and Afroditi in the Methods Support Unit. They both have a wealth of experience and a great depth of knowledge that will be very helpful in answering the queries that we get and will be invaluable to high quality peer review of statistical methods in Cochrane Reviews.” - Rachel Richardson, Methods Support Unit Manager

Please contact the Methods Support Unit with any requests for help at rrichardson@cochrane.org 

Posted by Rachel Richardson