Joerg Meerpohl is a board-qualified pediatrician and pediatric hematologist & oncologist. He has been working as a researcher at the German Cochrane Centre since 2007 and was appointed deputy director in 2011 and co-director in 2015. His main research interests include systematic review methodology, transparency in research and related dissemination bias as well as reporting quality. Since 2015, Joerg is a member of the Cochrane Steering Group.
For nearly a decade Joerg has been an active member of the GRADE working group, and has run many GRADE workshops at national and international organizations. Joerg worked as GRADE methodology advisor with several WHO panels, the European Stroke Organization and the Robert Koch Institute in Germany amongst others. Since 2013 Joerg is the founding director of the GRADE center in Freiburg, Germany and since 2014 a member of the GRADE guidance committee.