Assistant Professor Lorainne Tudor Car

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Assistant Professor Lorainne Tudor Car, MD PhD MSc (LSE)
Assistant Professor of Evidence Based Medicine
Principal Investigator, Evidence Based Medicine & Digital Patient Activation Research Hub
Assistant Professor Lorainne Tudor Car is an Assistant Professor of Evidence Based Medicine at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University and a Visiting Scientist in Health Systems and eHealth in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Asst Prof Tudor Car is a methodological advisor to the Cochrane Public Health Group and a methodological lead for a global, World Health Organisation evidence synthesis initiative on eLearning for healthcare workforce development. Prior to this, Asst Prof Tudor Car was a Clinical Research Fellow and an National Institute for Health Research Research Design Service advisor at the School of Public Health, Imperial College London.
Upon graduating in medicine and internship, Asst Prof Tudor Car completed a PhD on the effectiveness of integration of public health interventions into health systems. Her PhD included an innovative evidence synthesis with modelling of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission uptake cascade and informed the UNICEF consultation on women and children’s health. Ensuing Executive MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science further strengthened her concentration on intricate relationship between health systems’ performance, economics and population health. A notable highlight of her recent research is how she advanced an innovative crowdsourcing methodology to identify and rank patient safety priorities, which informed North West London health policies.
Research Interests
Asst Prof Tudor Car is an advocate for methodological soundness and rigor in research and has strong passion for seizing the transformative power of digital technology for patient activation, empowerment and self-management of illness; and health education of both patients and health professionals.
The use of eLearning for patient activation and healthcare professional education is growing rapidly. Yet what works, how, why, for whom and at what cost is far from clear. Asst Prof Tudor Car’s research is answering these questions with both primary and secondary studies and is initially focusing on diabetes as an exemplar of a chronic illness.
Asst Prof Tudor Car’s work also aims to advance the evidence-based medicine discipline by studying, for example, the novel application of cost-effectiveness analysis to digital health and education and evaluation of search strategies for observational studies retrieval within systematic reviews.
  1. Tudor Car L, Papachristou N, Gallagher J, Samra R, Wazny K, El-Khatib M, Bull A, Majeed A, Aylin P, Atun R, Rudan I, Car J, Bell H, Vincent C, Franklin BD. Identification of priorities for improvement of medication safety in primary care: a PRIORITIZE study. BMC Fam Pract 2016;17(1):160. DOI: 10.1186/s12875-016-0530-z. PMID: 27852240.
  2. Tudor Car L, Majeed A, Gallagher J, et al. Preventing delayed diagnosis of cancer: clinicians’ views on main problems and solutions. J Glob Health 2016; 6(2):020901. DOI:10.7189/jogh.06.020901.
  3. Tudor Car L, Riboli-Sasco EF, Marcano Belisario JS, Nikolaou CK, Majeed A, Zary N, Car J. Mobile learning for delivering health professional education (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD011861. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011861.
  4. George PP, Papachristou N, Belisario JM, Wang W, Wark PA, Cotic Z, Rasmussen K, Sluiter R, RiboliSasco E, Tudor Car L, et al. Online eLearning for undergraduates in health professions: A systematic review of the impact on knowledge, skills, attitudes and satisfaction. J Glob Health 2014;4:010406. PMID: 24976965
  5. Rasmussen K, Belisario JM, Wark PA, Molina JA, Loong SL, Cotic Z, Papachristou N, Riboli-Sasco E, Tudor Car L, et al. Offline eLearning for undergraduates in health professions: A systematic review of the impact on knowledge, skills, attitudes and satisfaction. J Glob Health 2014;4:010405. PMID: 24976964
  6. Marcano Belisario JS, Tudor Car L, Reeves TJA, Gunn LH, Atun R. Search strategies to identify observational studies in MEDLINE and EMBASE [Methodology Protocol], Cochrane Database of System Rev 2013. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR000041 
  7. Van-Velthoven MH, Tudor Car L, Gentry S, Car J. Telephone delivered interventions for preventing HIV infection in HIV-negative persons. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013;5:CD009190. PMID: 23728688 
  8. Tudor Car L, Brusamento S, Elmoniry H, Van Velthoven M, Pape UJ, Welch V, Tugwell P, Majeed A, Rudan I, Car J, Atun R. The uptake of integrated perinatal prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. PLoS ONE 2013;8:e56550. PMID: 23483887
  9. Brusamento S, Ghanotakis E, Tudor Car L. Male involvement for increasing the effectiveness of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) programmes. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012;(10):CD009468. PMID: 23076959 
  10. Van Velthoven MH, Tudor Car L, Car J, Atun R. Telephone consultation for improving health of people living with or at risk of HIV: a systematic review. PLoS One 2012;7(5):e36105. PMID: 22615751