Dr Mona Nasser
Profiles

Dr Mona Nasser

Associate Professor of Evidence Based Dentistry

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)

Role

Associate Professor in Evidence based Dentistry 

REF coordinator (Unit Assessment 3)
Co-convenor, Cochrane Priority Setting Methods Group , The Cochrane Collaboration
Steering Group Member, The Evidence Based Research Network

Qualifications

I am the Associate Professor in Evidence Based Dentistry in Peninsula Dental School, Plymouth University (from April 2011), a skydiver, pilot and Iyengar yoga teacher.  

I give lectures on Critical Appraisal and Evidence based Healthcare to undergraduate dental students, MBA students and MSc students. I have taught evidence based health care to undergraduate, postgraduate students, faculties and researchers in UK, Brazil, Iran, Bahrain, Turkey and Germany. I was the founder and currently a co-convenor  . Before, joining the dental school, I worked as a research associate and methodologist in the Department of Health Information at the German  Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG)  ,the German equivalent of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)in the UK and an Iyengar yoga teacher at Tehran Iyengar Yoga Institute. 

I am involved in the following institutes and initiatives:

I qualified DDS(Doctorate in Dental Surgery)from the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 2005. My doctoral dissertation focused on the antimicrobial activities of several endodontic materials working in the microbiology lab in the Pasteur Institute in Tehran. I have subsequently done a PhD with Plymouth University on "setting priorities for conducting and updating systematic reviews". I have also done a MSc in Dental Public Health with King’s College of London/University of London, a postgraduate certificate in clinical education with Plymouth University and astronomy modules with University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). 

My current key research interests:

  • Conducing meta-research on how research funders contribute to reducing research waste
  • Conceptualising Oral Health Inequalities and evaluating the impact of system level interventions on oral health inequality 
  • Research priority setting methodology 
  • Conducting and implementing systematic reviews on the effectiveness of health care interventions and develop methods in this field
  • Interdisciplinary research to address priority research questions

In my free time, I fly planes, skydive and study astronomy and aerospace sciences. I am planning to fly around the world in 2019/2020 with a single engine plane.

These are two videos around my funders project and the aerospace medicine systematic review group:

Research interests

Conducing meta-research on how research funders contribute to reducing research waste - Meta-research is an evolving scientific discipline that aims to evaluate and improve research practices. I lead the work around funding agencies as part of the wider Reduce Research Waste initiative (REWARD – www.researchwaste.net ). The REWARD initiative is an international collaboration with academics from around the world e.g. Stanford University(USA), Toronto University (Canada), Bond University (Australia), University of Edinburgh (Scotland). For the funding project, I work with ZonMW (a key healthcare research funder in Netherlands), National Institute for Health Research(NIHR) (a key health care research funder in UK), French ministry of Health,James Lind Alliance (UK), Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland), Bond University(Australia), Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Norway), Bergen University College (Norway) and University of Southern Denmark (Denmark). I have published the results of this project in Lancet.

 

Oral Health Inequalities - Measuring the impact of the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PSDE) and the Dental School on oral health inequalities in Devon and Cornwall. I received funding from PDSE to conduct this project. 

 

Cochrane Priority Setting Methods Group ( http://priority.cochrane.org ): I conduct methodological and implementation research as part of an international collaboration of researchers and stakeholders with an interest in research priority setting methodology. This also included an interdisciplinary project as part of the larger Cognovo project ( www.cognovo.eu ) with colleagues from the arts, humanities and cognitive science. The project looked at how the interactive design approach to biomedicine can raise new ways to approach research questions that to address clinical problems. The Cochrane Priority Setting Methods group is an international collaboration led by me between Plymouth University, John Hopkins University (USA), Cambridge University (UK), UCL (UK), Ottawa University(Canada), Bihar Monitoring and Evaluation Project (India), Modena University(Italy), Melbourne University (Australia). The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology agreed to devote a special issue to research priority setting to publish my work along with my research collaborators. The results of this project were part of a REF impact story that was submitted in 2014 and praised by the REF panel for its reach and significance. There are organisations around the world that use the publications to implement new approaches to set priorities in their organisation.

 

Conducting and implementing systematic reviews on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions and develop methods in this field - (e.g. rehabilitation of astronauts as part of the newly established aerospace medicine systematic review group, local consensus process for implementing guidelines, updating the mandibular fracture review, updating the community-based interventions for promoting child oral health review), developing new methods on how to conduct systematic reviews (e.g. developing methods on the use of systematic reviews to inform future research, comparing the Cochrane Library with the Global Burden of Disease). These projects are part of international collaborations with Norwegian Knowledge Centre (Norway), University of Melbourne (Australia), UCL (UK), Northumbria University (UK), European Space Agency (Germany), University of Colorado (USA), University of Washington (USA) and the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (Australia). I have published these projects in well-known academic journals e.g. the BMJ (impact factor 2015- 19.697), the Cochrane Library(impact factor 2015- 6.035) and JAMA dermatology (impact factor 2015 - 5.097).I am also on the Steering group of “the Global Health Trials Methodology Research Agenda: a priority setting exercise” project. The project intends to identify priorities on trial methodology. The other steering group members are based in University of Birmingham (UK), University of Oxford (UK), University of Bristol (UK), Queen’s University of Belfast (Northern Ireland), South African Medical Research Council (South Africa), Cochrane Innovations (UK),University of College London (UK), University of Liverpool (UK), Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China).

 

Interdisciplinary research to address priority research questions – I worked with academics from different fields to address questions that were prioritised as part of a process of stakeholder engagement. One such project,as mentioned above, was methodological research on how research priorities are set. Others were priority questions identified through consultation with dentists:  environmental sustainability in dental practices working with experts in this field in the faculty of health; and, in collaboration with psychologists, looking at the impact of fear and anxiety on dentists’ performance.

REF2014 Case impact stories:

Advancing methods for prioritising healthresearch (REF2014 impact story) - The results of my priority setting research projects highlighted the need forfurther research to evaluate and compare methods for setting priorities forresearch. This work led to an organizational change in the CochraneCollaboration. The Cochrane Collaboration is the leading evidence based healthcare organisation in the world. Systematic reviews published by the CochraneCollaboration are the most reliable source of evidence used by healthcareprofessionals around the world and are used widely to develop national andinternational clinical guidelines or health policies.  The results of my project formed the basisfor developing a new Methods Group within the Cochrane Collaboration: TheCochrane Priority Setting Methods Group (launched in 2011). This Group works totranslate the research on priority-setting processes mentioned above, intopolicy guidance for research groups within Cochrane. The policy guidance isdirected at over 100 Cochrane groups around the world. The importance of theresearch was recognized by the Collaboration in awarding me the Bill SilvermanPrize in 2012 and by Dame Sally Davies (at that time she was the Chief MedicalOfficer of NHS England) at the UK & Ireland Cochrane Contributors meetingin March 2013. She highlighted my work as a key development in Cochrane toensure that its reviews are relevant to the needs of the NHS. I also shared theresults of the priority-setting projects as they were conducted throughworkshops to communicate key issues that emerge, to raise awareness, and toincrease public engagement in research. In 2012, Cochrane Canada and the PanAmerican Health Organisations (PAHO) approached me to develop and organiseonline training resources on research priority setting, informed by ResearchPriority Setting (RPS) Research. These resources are available online at nocost to all global health researchers and Cochrane groups. The UK CochraneCentre requested an additional training session for the 25 UK-based CochraneReview Groups, and I organized it at the UK and Ireland Cochrane ContributorsMeeting in 2013.  My research was used todevelop training resources on RPS Methods for the Yorkshire and Humber ResearchDesign Service, part of the NHS that supports researchers to develop and designhigh quality research proposals. It was also used to inform the development ofa research priority setting process for systematic reviews on consumer andcommunication topics in La Trobe University (Australia). Following thepublication of the results, NETSCC/NIHR has approached me for advice on usingthe research to inform their processes. I am also on the steering group of the Evidence-Based Research network,which advocates for use of systematic reviews to inform future research. As partof my commitment to both research initiatives, I worked with colleagues anddeveloped and implemented successful processes and all our research studentsnow follow an evidence-based approach in their work. Our research studentsselect their key questions based on consultation with stakeholders or through apriority setting process, and then conduct systematic reviews before decidingwhether to embark on additional primary research. I am doing more work on howto make more systematic use of existing evidence to inform decisions aboutfuture research.

 

Other research

Research Degree Supervision

·         Anastasios Plessas – Impactof stress on the practice of dentistry (part-time ResM student) – Director ofstudies (Started Oct 2015)

·         Zoe Allenexploring the referral interface between general dental practice and salaried dentalservices (part-time PhD student) –co- supervisor (Started Jan 2013)

·         Agatha Haines – Ideas exchange: Understanding the human object (full-time PhD student)(co-supervisor) http://trans-techresearch.net/agatha-haines(part of the cognovo project www.cognovo.eu)(Started April 2014)

·         Nick Perez - cinematicinterface for cognitive exploration in (medical) simulation (part-time PhD student)(co-supervisor) http://www.trans-techresearch.net/research/phd-research/phd-candidates/nick-peres/  

If you want to work with me, there is a PhD opportunity available (Project title: Evaluation of equity-oriented research priority setting exercises in oral health research).

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/your-studies/doctoral-college/postgraduate-research-studentships/pupsmd-17-18-011

Application deadline 28 January and starting your PhD in April 2018 

Grants & contracts

Awards, contracts & Grants:

Principal Investigator,  Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE), Impact of a community and patient-centred dental school on the existence and gradient of oral health inequalities in Devon and Cornwall.  £92,922

Co-investigator,  Dental Education and Training limited,  Developing sustainability in dental practice andeducation through an action research approach. £8000

Co-investigator,  National Institute for Health Research (NIHR),  A systematic review of physical activity foralcohol and substance use disorders: evidence synthesis with stakeholderengagement to formulate practical recommendations. £ 149,946

Co-investigator,  General Medical Council.  Understanding differential attainment across medical training pathways (narrative synthesis).  £34,837. 2015

2nd place, British Dental Editors Forum (BDEF) Young Dental Communicator Award 2014.

Co-investigator. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) contract. Production of an evidence review of approaches for conveying oral health promotion messages by dental teams £54,628. 2014-2015. 

CO-investigator. ISSR Small Collaborative Award - How can dentistry be sustainable? An exploratory study. £9790 (Co-investigator). 2014-2015. 

Co-investigator. EU FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN-IDP 604764; 2013-17 €4.1m) "CogNovo: Cognitive Innovation". Denham S (Coordinator, Plymouth University); Harris, Waddington, Hanoch, Dales, Nasser (Plymouth), Katsikopoulos, Beck (Berlin), Djulbegovic (Florida): Project 14. Irrationality and Decision Making.

Bill Silverman Prize 2012 for the research project (Nasser M, Welch V, Tugwell P, Ueffing E, Doyle J, Waters E.Ensuring relevance for Cochrane reviews: evaluating processes and methods for prioritizing topics for Cochrane reviews. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Apr 19).

Principal investigator, Developing a research programme for empiricial studies on health research priority setting methodology awarded by International Research, Networking and Collaboration, Round 3 scheme through University of Plymouth (2011-2012)

Collaborator, A mixed-method study to investigate the referral behaviours and attitudes of NHS general dental practitioners in making referrals from primary dental care to specialist surgical services for the extraction of teeth in North Devon, NHS North Devon (2012)

Co-investigator, Prioritising Cochrane review topics to reduce the know-do gap in low- and middle-income countries, The Cochrane Collaboration prioritisation fund, (2007-2008)

Cochrane Developing Countries Stipend. The Cochrane Collaboration 2007

Silver Medal in National Student Biology Olympiad (Iran), 1999

Research groups

  • Plymouth Inequalities Group
  • VOYAGE: Rural and urban ageing and health inequalities

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Thompson TP, Taylor AH, Wanner A, Husk K, Wei Y, Creanor S, Kandiyali R, Neale J, Sinclair J & Nasser M 2018 'Physical activity and the prevention, reduction, and treatment of alcohol and/or substance use across the lifespan (The PHASE review): protocol for a systematic review' Systematic Reviews 7, (1) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Nasser M 2017 'How Do Selected National Funding Agencies Communicate the Concept of Cognitive Innovation on Their Public Website?' AVANT. Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Richter C, Braunstein B, Winnard A, Nasser M & Weber T 2017 'Human Biomechanical and Cardiopulmonary Responses to Partial Gravity – A Systematic Review' Frontiers in Physiology 8, , DOI PEARL
Winnard A, Nasser M, Debuse D, Stokes M, Evetts S, Wilkinson M, Hides J & Caplan N 2017 'Systematic review of countermeasures to minimise physiological changes and risk of injury to the lumbopelvic area following long-term microgravity' Musculoskeletal Science and Practice 27, S5-S14 , DOI PEARL
Nasser M, Clarke M, Chalmers I, Brurberg KG, Nykvist H, Lund H & Glasziou P 2017 'What are funders doing to minimise waste in research?' The Lancet 389, (10073) 1006-1007 , DOI PEARL
Agnihotry A, Fedorowicz Z & Nasser M 2016 'Adhesively bonded versus non-bonded amalgam restorations for dental caries' COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (3) Author Site , DOI
de Silva AM, Hegde S, Nwagbara BA, Calache H, Gussy MG, Nasser M, Morrice HR, Riggs E, Leong PM & Meyenn LK 2016 'Community-based population-level interventions for promoting child oral health' COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (9) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Grose J, Richardson J, Mills I, Moles D & Nasser M 2016 'Exploring attitudes and knowledge of climate change and sustainability in a dental practice: A feasibility study into resource management' BDJ 220, (4) 187-191 , DOI PEARL
Karimkhani C, Trikha R, Aksut B, Jones T, Boyers LN, Schlichte M, Pederson H, Okland T, DiGuiseppi C & Nasser M 2016 'Identifying gaps for research prioritisation: Global burden of external causes of injury as reflected in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews' Injury 47, (5) 1151-1157 PEARL
Moher D, Glasziou P, Chalmers I, Nasser M, Bossuyt PMM, Korevaar DA, Graham ID, Ravaud P & Boutron I 2016 'Increasing value and reducing waste in biomedical research: who's listening?' LANCET 387, (10027) 1573-1586 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Richardson J, Grose J, Manzi S, Mills I, Moles DR, Mukonoweshuro R, Nasser M & Nichols A 2016 'What's in a bin: A case study of dental clinical waste composition and potential greenhouse gas emission savings' BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL 220, (2) 61-66 Author Site , DOI
Garner P, Hopewell S, Chandler J, MacLehose H, Schünemann HJ, Akl EA, Beyene J, Chang S, Churchill R & Dearness K 2016 'When and how to update systematic reviews: consensus and checklist' BMJ i3507-i3507 , DOI PEARL
Robinson KA, Brunnhuber K, Christensen R, Ford P, Dobbins M, Dorch BF, Leenars M, Lund H, Macleod M & Nasser M 2015 'EBRNetwork – a call to action for evidence-based research' Trials 16, (S3) , DOI PEARL
Bhaumik S, Rana S, Karimkhani C, Welch V, Armstrong R, Pottie K, Dellavalle R, Dhakal P, Oliver S & Francis DK 2015 'Ethics and equity in research priority-setting: stakeholder engagement and the needs of disadvantaged groups' Indian J Med Ethics 12, (2) 110-113 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Bhaumik S, Karimkhani C, Czaja C, Williams H, Rani M, Nasser M, Boyers L, Dmitruk S & Dellavalle R 2015 'Identifying gaps in research prioritization: The global burden of neglected tropical diseases as reflected in the Cochrane database of systematic reviews' Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care 4, (4) 507-507 , DOI PEARL
Pederson H, Okland T, Boyers LN, Karimkhani C, Rosenfeld RM, Nasser M, Yoong SL, Wolfenden L, Kyu HH & Serina PT 2015 'Identifying otolaryngology systematic review research gaps: comparing Global Burden of Disease 2010 results with Cochrane Database of Systematic Review content' JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 141, (1) 67-72 Author Site , DOI
Ahangari Z, Nasser M, Mahdian M, Fedorowicz Z & Marchesan MA 2015 'Interventions for the management of external root resorption' COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (11) Author Site , DOI
Sequeira-Byron P, Fedorowicz Z, Carter B, Nasser M & Alrowaili EF 2015 'Single crowns versus conventional fillings for the restoration of root-filled teeth' COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (9) Author Site , DOI
Karimkhani C, Boyers LN, Prescott L, Welch V, Delamere FM, Nasser M, Zaveri A, Hay RJ, Vos T & Murray CJL 2014 'Global burden of skin disease as reflected in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews' JAMA Dermatol 150, (9) 945-951 Author Site , DOI
Guyatt G, Montori V, Schunemann H, Alonso-Coello P, Dahm P, Brito Campana JP, Brozek J, Nasser M, Meerpohl J & Rind D 2014 'Letter reply to GRADE guidelines articles 14 and 15' J Clin Epidemiol 67, (2) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Ueffing E, Welch V & Tugwell P 2013 'An equity lens can ensure an equity-oriented approach to agenda setting and priority setting of Cochrane Reviews' J Clin Epidemiol 66, (5) 511-521 Author Site , DOI
Shamliyan T, Ansari MT, Raman G, Berkman N, Grant M, Janes G, Maglione M, Moher D, Nasser M & Robinson K 2013 'Development and Implementation of the Standards for Evaluating and Reporting Epidemiologic Studies on Chronic Disease Incidence or Prevalence' American Journal of Public Health Research 7, (1) 183-190 Publisher Site , DOI
Shamliyan T, Ansari MT, Raman G, Berkman N, Grant M, Jane G, Maglione M, Moher D, Nasser M & Robinson K 2013 'Development and Implementation of the Standards for Evaluating and Reporting Epidemiologic Studies on Chronic Disease Incidence or Prevalence' American Journal of Public Health Research 7, (1) 183-190 Publisher Site
Nasser M, Welch V, Tugwell P, Ueffing E, Doyle J & Waters E 2013 'Ensuring relevance for Cochrane reviews: evaluating processes and methods for prioritizing topics for Cochrane reviews' J Clin Epidemiol 66, (5) 474-482 Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Welch V, Ueffing E, Crowe S, Oliver S & Carlo R 2013 'Evidence in agenda setting: new directions for the Cochrane Collaboration' J Clin Epidemiol 66, (5) 469-471 Author Site , DOI
Andrews J, Guyatt G, Oxman AD, Alderson P, Dahm P, Falck-Ytter Y, Nasser M, Meerpohl J, Post PN & Kunz R 2013 'GRADE guidelines: 14. Going from evidence to recommendations: the significance and presentation of recommendations' J Clin Epidemiol 66, (7) 719-725 Author Site , DOI
Andrews JC, Schünemann HJ, Oxman AD, Pottie K, Meerpohl JJ, Coello PA, Rind D, Montori VM, Brito JP & Norris S 2013 'GRADE guidelines: 15. Going from evidence to recommendation—determinants of a recommendation's direction and strength' Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 66, (7) 726-735 , DOI
Nasser M, Pandis N, Fleming PS, Fedorowicz Z, Ellis E & Ali K 2013 'Interventions for the management of mandibular fractures' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (7) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Fedorowicz Z, van Zuuren EJ, Nasser M, Carter B & Al Langawi JH 2013 'Oral rinses, mouthwashes and sprays for improving recovery following tonsillectomy' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (9) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M & Welch V 2013 'Prioritization of systematic reviews leads prioritization of research gaps and needs' J Clin Epidemiol 66, (5) 522-523 Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M, Jagannath VA, Beaman JH, Ejaz K & van Zuuren EJ 2012 'Beta2-adrenoceptor agonists for dysmenorrhoea' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (5) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Javaheri H, Fedorowicz Z & Noorani Z 2012 'Carnitine supplementation for inborn errors of metabolism' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M 2012 'Evidence summary: can plastics used in dentistry act as an environmental pollutant? Can we avoid the use of plastics in dental practice?' Br Dent J 212, (2) 89-91 Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, van Weel C, van Binsbergen JJ & van de Laar FA 2012 'Generalizability of systematic reviews of the effectiveness of health care interventions to primary health care: concepts, methods and future research' Fam Pract 29 Suppl 1, i94-i103 Author Site , DOI
de Souza RF, Lovato da Silva CH, Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z & Al-Muharraqi MA 2012 'Interventions for the management of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M, Sequeira-Byron P, de Souza RF, Carter B & Heft M 2012 'Irrigants for non-surgical root canal treatment in mature permanent teeth' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (9) Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Carter B, de Souza RF, Chaves CDAL, Nasser M & Sequeira-Byron P 2012 'Single crowns versus conventional fillings for the restoration of root filled teeth' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (5) Author Site , DOI
Kerr AR, Warnakulasuriya S, Mighell AJ, Dietrich T, Nasser M, Rimal J, Jalil A, Bornstein MM, Nagao T & Fortune F 2011 'A systematic review of medical interventions for oral submucous fibrosis and future research opportunities' Oral Dis 17 Suppl 1, 42-57 Author Site , DOI
Bastian H, Scheibler F, Knelangen M, Zschorlich B, Nasser M & Waltering A 2011 'Choosing health technology assessment and systematic review topics: The development of priority-setting criteria for patients’ and consumers’ interests' International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 27, (04) 348-356 , DOI
Shamliyan TA, Kane RL, Ansari MT, Raman G, Berkman ND, Grant M, Janes G, Maglione M, Moher D & Nasser M 2011 'Development quality criteria to evaluate nontherapeutic studies of incidence, prevalence, or risk factors of chronic diseases: pilot study of new checklists' J Clin Epidemiol 64, (6) 637-657 Author Site , DOI
Nasser M 2011 'Evidence summary: is smoking cessation an effective and cost-effective service to be introduced in NHS dentistry?' Br Dent J 210, (4) 169-177 Author Site , DOI
Nasser M 2011 'Evidence summary: which dental liners under amalgam restorations are more effective in reducing postoperative sensitivity?' Br Dent J 210, (11) 533-537 Author Site , DOI
Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Kunz R, Woodcock J, Brozek J, Helfand M, Alonso-Coello P, Falck-Ytter Y, Jaeschke R & Vist G 2011 'GRADE guidelines: 8. Rating the quality of evidence—indirectness' Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 64, (12) 1303-1310 , DOI
Nasser M & Fedorowicz Z 2011 'Guest Editorial - Grading the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations: the GRADE approach to improving dental Clinical Guidelines' Journal of Applied Oral Science 19, (1) , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Al-Muharraqi MA, Nasser M, Al-Harthy N & Carter B 2011 'Oral rinses, mouthwashes and sprays for improving recovery following tonsillectomy' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (7) Author Site , DOI
de Souza RF, Chaves CDAL, Nasser M & Fedorowicz Z 2010 'A quantitative and qualitative evaluation of reports of clinical trials published in six Brazilian dental journals indexed in the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)' J Appl Oral Sci 18, (2) 104-109 Author Site
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z, Aljufairi H & McKerrow W 2010 'Antihistamines used in addition to topical nasal steroids for intermittent and persistent allergic rhinitis in children' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (7) Author Site , DOI
Pedrazzi V, de Oliveira-Neto JM, Sequeira P, Fedorowicz Z & Nasser M 2010 'Hand and ultrasonic instrumentation for orthograde root canal treatment of permanent teeth' J Appl Oral Sci 18, (3) 268-272 Author Site
Ahangari Z, Nasser M, Mahdian M, Fedorowicz Z & Marchesan MA 2010 'Interventions for the management of external root resorption' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (6) Author Site , DOI
Sharif MO, Fedorowicz Z, Drews P, Nasser M, Dorri M, Newton T & Oliver R 2010 'Interventions for the treatment of fractures of the mandibular condyle' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Al-Muharraqi MA, Nasser M & Al-Harthy N 2010 'Oral rinses, mouthwashes and sprays for improving recovery following tonsillectomy' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (1) Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M & Wilson N 2009 'Adhesively bonded versus non-bonded amalgam restorations for dental caries' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , DOI
Al-Muharraqi MA, Fedorowicz Z, Al Bareeq J, Al Bareeq R & Nasser M 2009 'Botulinum toxin for masseter hypertrophy' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (1) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Javaheri H, Fedorowicz Z & Noorani Z 2009 'Carnitine supplementation for inborn errors of metabolism' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2) Author Site , DOI
Chalkidou K, Tunis S, Lopert R, Rochaix L, Sawicki PT, Nasser M & Xerri B 2009 'Comparative effectiveness research and evidence-based health policy: experience from four countries' Milbank Q 87, (2) 339-367 Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Tibi A & Savage-Smith E 2009 'Ibn Sina's Canon of Medicine: 11th century rules for assessing the effects of drugs' J R Soc Med 102, (2) 78-80 Author Site , DOI
Dorri M, Nasser M & Oliver R 2009 'Resorbable versus titanium plates for facial fractures' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (1) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z & Ebadifar A 2008 'A Cochrane systematic review finds no reliable evidence for different management options for the fractured edentulous atrophic mandible' Gen Dent 56, (4) 356-362 Author Site
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z, Khoshnevisan MH & Shahiri Tabarestani M 2008 'Acyclovir for treating primary herpetic gingivostomatitis' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, van Binsbergen J, Javaheri H & Yassiny K 2008 'Diet and nutrition advice from the Cochrane Library: is it useful for the consumers and family physicians?' Fam Pract 25 Suppl 1, i60-i66 Author Site , DOI
Pedrazzi V, Oliveira-Neto JM, Sequeira P, Fedorowicz Z & Nasser M 2008 'Hand and ultrasonic instrumentation for orthograde root canal treatment of permanent teeth' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z, Newton JT & Nouri M 2008 'Interventions for the management of submucous cleft palate' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (1) Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Aljufairi H, Nasser M, Outhouse TL & Pedrazzi V 2008 'Mouthrinses for the treatment of halitosis' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Waters E, Tugwell P & Nasser M 2007 'Health research priority setting in developing countries of the eastern Mediterranean region: partnering with the Cochrane Collaboration' East Mediterr Health J 13, (3) 727-730 Author Site
Nasser M & Tibi A 2007 'Ibn Hindu and the science of medicine' J R Soc Med 100, (1) 55-56 Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z & Ebadifar A 2007 'Management of the fractured edentulous atrophic mandible' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (1) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z & Ebadifar A 2007 'Management of the fractured edentulous atrophic mandible' COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (1) Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M, Newton JT & Oliver RJ 2007 'Resorbable versus titanium plates for orthognathic surgery' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2) Author Site , DOI
Sequeira P, Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M & Pedrazzi V 2007 'Ultrasonic versus hand instrumentation for orthograde root canal treatment of permanent teeth' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M & Al Hajeri A 2006 'A comparison of handsearching versus embase searching of the archives of Iranian medicine to identify reports of randomized controlled trials' Arch Iran Med 9, (3) 192-195 Author Site
Agnihotry A, Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M & Gill KS 0 'Resorbable versus titanium plates for orthognathic surgery' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI PEARL
Reviews
Fedorowicz Z, Chan Shih-Yen E, Dorri M, Nasser M, Newton T & Shi L 2008 'Interventions for the management of oral submucous fibrosis' Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4, Author Site , DOI
Books
Brownson RC, Colditz GA & Proctor EK 2012 Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health. Oxford University Press
Chapters
Green LW & Nasser M 2012 'Furthering Dissemination and Implementation Research: The Need for More Attention to External Validity' Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice , DOI
Reports
Nasser M & Sawicki P 2009 Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care: Germany. Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care: Germany. Commonwealth fund USA Commonwealth Fund pub. Publisher Site

Other academic activities

Official Report

Other Publications

Blogposts

I wrote blog post for the following websites

1) Cochrane Blog - What is a good topic for a Cochrane Review? Wha tis a “real uncertainty”? http://www.cochrane.org/news/blog/what-good-topic-cochrane-review-what-%E2%80%9Creal-uncertainty%E2%80%9D

2) British Medical Journal (BMJ) blogs - How can research publication be improved? http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2015/09/30/mona-nasser-how-can-research-publication-be-improved/

3) ISSR blog (currently ISSR is called Earth Sustainability Institute)-  Uncertainties, knowledge gaps and research priorities. Uncertainties, knowledge gaps and research prioritieshttp://issrplymuni.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/june-2013-uncertainties-knowledge-gaps.html

Other Media

There is a short interview with me in the Anniversary video of the Cochrane Collaboration talking about the Priority Setting Methods Group  at time 1:40.

I have also been asked by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), which serves as the regional office for World Health Organisation (WHO) in the Americas, to host and run four webinars on my work on research priority setting. I ran the webinars but did not edit or prepare the videos.

1) Session one– Meet the Methods Group: An introduction to the Cochrane Priority Setting Methods Group

2) Session two– An Equity Lens for Priority-Setting Approaches in Systematic Reviews

3) Priority Setting for Cochrane Review Groups: Tips, Tricks, and Case Studies

Social Media - I run a personal blog http://monanasser.workdpress.com and a twitter account@monalisa1n. I talk about my research along with my personal interests inaviation. This makes the public more engaged. With others, I also run researchfocus twitter accounts @capsmg (priority setting) @ebrnetwork (evidence basedresearch network) and sometimes curate twitter chats on issues faced byCochrane authors (#cochraneauthor). As part of this project, I curated otherresearch-focused twitter accounts. These are the reports:

Introduction - Smiling wide and flying high – Mona Nasser joinsReal Scientists  http://realscientists.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/smiling-wide-and-flying-high-mona-nasser-joins-real-scientists/

Final report - Crowdsourcing the best in science: thanks andfarewell to Mona Nasserhttp://realscientists.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/crowdsourcing-the-best-in-science-thanks-and-farewell-to-mona-nasser/

Curating @wepublichealth 22-28 Sep 2014http://blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/wepublichealth-an-experiment-in-citizen-journalism-meets-public-health/

Curating @wethehumanities 12-19 Jan 2015 https://wethehumanities.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/12th-19th-january-mona-nasser/