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Robyn Tate is a Professor at the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, located in the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. Her background is in clinical and neuropsychology, and she has extensive clinical experience in the rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury. Robyn co-directed work to develop scales to assess the methodological quality of single-case research (the SCED Scale and the RoBiNT Scale), and led an international team in producing the SCRIBE 2016 reporting guidelines for single-case experimental designs in the behavioural sciences. 

Michael Perdices is a neuropsychologist with more than 30 years clinical and research experience. For the last 20 years he has been a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. Michael was a co-director of the work to develop the SCED Scale, the RoBiNT Scale and the SCRIBE 2016 reporting guidelines

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Eric Jay Daza is a senior statistician at Clarify Health, a digital health tech company for improving patient care through software solutions for patients, clinicians, providers, and payers. He also leads the Causes and Associations in Single-Individual Analysis (CASIA) Project for individualized discovery of health-related causes and effects using machine learning and data from wearable devices, sensors, and apps. Eric Jay has worked in both industry and academia, in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, survey sampling, global nutrition, maternal/child health, and health promotion/disease prevention. His interests include causal inference, longitudinal analysis, n-of-1/single-subject studies, public health, minority health, the microbiome, and gun violence.

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Patrick Onghena is a full professor at the KU Leuven, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences in Leuven, Belgium. His background is in clinical psychology, research methodology, and statistics. He teaches courses to bachelor and master students in psychology and in educational sciences on descriptive and inferential statistics, and on quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. His main research interests include single-case experimental design and analysis, the methodology of systematic reviewing and meta-analysis, distribution-free statistical inference, mixed methods research, and research on statistics education. He is the author of numerous publications on these topics, and the coauthor of the handbook on Randomization Tests and on Using Mixed Methods Research Synthesis for Literature Reviews.

Haiyin Huang is a chief physician, Associate Professor at the Department of Respiratory Disease, Yueyang hospital of integrated traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has extensive clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases with integrated traditional Chinese and western medicine. Excellent inheritor of the Shanghai Clinical Heritage Center of modern school of Traditional Chinese Medicine. His major areas of research interest is evidence-based Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Haiyin has cooperated with professors of Clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at McMaster University, in the research of the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine through N-of -1 trials.

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Laura Simons holds a PhD in clinical psychology (child clinical/pediatric psychology). She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine (Palo Alto, California, USA), and an attending psychologist at the pediatric pain management clinic of the Stanford Children’s Health. She leads the Biobehavioral Pediatric Pain Lab. Dr. Simons’ research focuses on psychological assessment, examining neural substrates of psychological processing in the context of the chronic pain experience using neuroimaging, and the development of treatment interventions to improve the lives of youth with chronic pain. She currently leads a Randomized Clinical Trial enhanced with SCED methodology.

Rikard Wicksell is a clinical researcher and psychologist at Karolinska University Hospital, and an Associate Professor in Psychology, and head of the research group Behavioral Medicine at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. Since 2001 he has developed a treatment model and a clinical research program for adult and pediatric chronic pain patients based on ACT. His ongoing translational research program includes studies related to treatment evaluation (outcome and change processes), predictors and moderators of change, the role and function of biological processes in pain and behavioral treatment, measurement development, parental and family factors in pediatric chronic pain, e-health (computer and smartphone based assessment and treatment). 

Johan Vlaeyen, works at the Universities of Leuven (Belgium) and Maastricht (Netherlands). His main research interests/expertise are the behavioral, cognitive and motivational mechanisms underlying the transition from common acute aversive sensations (pain, fatigue, tinnitus) to chronic bodily symptoms and disability. Johan highly values translational research, and he and his team have developed customized cognitive-behavioral management strategies for individuals suffering chronic bodily symptoms and utilized replicated single-case experimental designs to evaluate the effects of these interventions. 

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Karina Davidson, As the head of the Center for Personalized Health at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Dr. Davidson focuses on innovations in N-of-1 trials for the personalization of chronic disease treatment and symptom management. Her past studies include randomized controlled trials on healthy and hypertensive patients, depression screening and treatments, psychosocial and behavioral risk exploration, and cardiac-incident recurrence and mortality.

Nicholas J. Schork, is Deputy Director and Distinguished Professor of Quantitative Medicine at The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Schork also has Adjunct Professorships at the City of Hope National Medical Center, the University of California San Diego and Scripps Research. He has published over 550 articles in many areas of biomedical and translational science, including patient-oriented clinical trials design. He also has a long history of collaborative and consortium-related research, including his current position as scientific director of the current NIA-funded Longevity Consortium, whose goals are to identify factors that contribute to human health and longevity.