Alonso Carrasco-Labra, DDS, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences and the Center for Integrative Global Oral Health at the School of Dental Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. Previously, as senior director, he led the Department of Evidence Synthesis & Translation Research at the American Dental Association Science and Research Institute (ADASRI). He has served as the clinical practice guideline and policy methodologist for the Pan-American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO), the World Bank, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), as well as for the governments and health care agencies in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Chile.
He has authored and co-authored more than 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals in medicine and dentistry, and 10 books and handbooks for practicing evidence-based medicine and research. These include the “Users’ Guide to the Medical Literature” published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) (3rd edition), the book How to Use Evidence-Based Dental Practices to Improve Your Clinical Decision-Making, published by the American Dental Association in 2020, and the Cochrane Handbook for Conducting Systematic Reviews.
He received his DDS from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Chile. He has completed his Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology and a PhD in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University.