Meet the Team

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Brian Alper

MD, MSPH, FAAFP

Dr. Alper is the Founder of DynaMed, and Vice President of Innovations and EBM Development for EBSCO Health. He is board certified from the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow at the American Academy of Family Physicians. Brian graduated from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University School of Medicine), completed a fellowship at University of Missouri-Columbia, and continued as Clinical Research Assistant Professor serving roles in research, clinical practice and education at University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine for five years.

Dr. Alper has published research in evidence-based medicine and meeting clinical information needs, has presented at national and international meetings annually since 1999, and has served as Co-Chair for the Group on EBM for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Through DynaMed methodology, he continues to advance the practical application of EBM. Dr. Alper is currently active in multiple international EBM developments including Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) and the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group.

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Martin (Marty) Mayer

DMSc, MS, PA-C

As a foundational member of the Innovations and Evidence-Based Medicine Development Team at EBSCO Health, Martin (Marty) Mayer has been practicing, teaching, publishing on, and developing curricular materials for evidence-based medicine and shared decision-making since before it was an expectation in medical practice. He therefore brings deep expertise in how evidence is generated, curated, appraised, synthesized, translated, and applied, including the important paradigm of shared decision-making. His clinical background is in internal medicine and cardiology, and he currently maintains part-time practice. He previously held academic appointments at two universities, reaching the rank of associate professor and only stepping away from academia to join EBSCO Health in the aforementioned capacity.

Marty has published widely in national and international peer-reviewed journals as a sole, first, or last author, and he has been honored to have some of his articles selected as Editor's Choice for the issue of the journal in which they were published. He is a member of the GRADE working group, and he has also presented on and provided consultation for various topics pertaining to evidence-based medicine and shared decision-making from the local to international level. All his professional activities - whether with EBSCO, in clinical practice, or in side projects of his own - share at least one broad, unifying theme: seeking to improve patient care by maximizing utilization of the best-available evidence, always employing shared decision-making wherever it is feasible. Further information is available on his website.

Bonnie Johnson

Bonnie Johnson

MBA

Bonnie Johnson is an integral part of the Innovations team at EBSCO Health overseeing the daily operations of the department. As Opportunity Manager she helps identify, vet, manage and execute new opportunities to facilitate shared decision making in healthcare. She has the pleasure of working closely with Brian Alper assisting him with creating new innovative solutions to the most urgent healthcare information needs across the globe. Her tenacious style and professionalism have helped build a vibrant network of partners that form a system of offerings that aid organization, from hospitals, to government agencies to ministries of health around the world.

Prior to joining EBSCO Bonnie worked with change management leadership organizations managing operations, logistics and communications. She hold a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College and leads a non-profit in Newburyport, Massachusetts where she lives.

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Khalid Shahin

BA

Khalid is a prototype engineer for EBSCO Health and has been an invaluable part of the Innovations and Evidence Based Medicine team since the day he began. He is a self-taught computer programmer. He is a leading member of the EBMonFHIR working group and is developing multiple proof-of-concept projects that could have vast impact on the healthcare industry.