Associate Professor, Division of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University
Dr. Svetlana Komarova is an expert in systematic reviews and meta-analysis, who had extensively published on the subject. Dr. Komarova has diverse research interests in the basic science related to the physiology of bone cells, as well as the relationship between the function of bone cells and micro- and macroenvironment of the organism. She has successfully used the methodology of systematic reviews and meta-analysis to examine traditional clinical questions, such as how bone health is affected in patients with hematopoietic disorders (Steer et al., J Bone Miner Res 2017), and to questions related to cellular function, such as quantification of ATP release from mechanically stimulated cells (Mikolajewicz et al., J Cell Sci, 2018). Dr. Komarova develops computational support for the quantitative literature review projects, including the published guide to meta-analysis in basic science (Mikolajewicz & Komarova, Front Physiol, 2019) and ongoing studies that involve statistical modeling to assess the performance of different meta-analytic models as well as software support for data extraction and curation. Dr. Komarova developed the current course in 2017 and successfully gave it in the Summer Institute of 2018 and 2019.