Prof. Ana Marušić, MD, PhD


Ana Marušić is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia, and holds an Honorary Professorship at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. She is the Co-editor in Chief of the Journal of Global Health. She chairs the Research Committee of the World Association of Medical Editors. She is Past President of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and Council of Science Editors (CSE). Prof. Marušić is also the Co-Chair of the Cochrane Scientific Committee. Prof. Marušić is the founder of the Cochrane Croatia and takes responsibility for Research as its Research Coordinator. She is on the Steering Group of the EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUality And Transparency Of Health Research) Network. She has a number of significant academic achievements including authorship of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and was heavily involved with creating the policy of mandatory registration of clinical trials in public registries which helped change the legal regulation of clinical trials worldwide. She has received a number of awards for her research, most recently a Meritorious Award from the Council of Science Editors in 2016.

MD – University of Zagreb School of Medicine, 1985
MSci – University of Zagreb School of Natural Sciences, 1987
PhD – University of Zagreb School of Medicine, 1989
Postdoctoral training – University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, USA, 1989-1990
Wellcome Trust Fellowship – Guest Editor and researcher in The Lancet, 2002 and 2003
Tenured Full Professor, University of Split School of Medicine, since 2008
Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh, UK
Visiting Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2016 – Meritorious Award, Council of Science Editors
2006 – National Award for Science, Parliament of the Republic of Croatia
2002 – Strossmayer’s Croatian Academy of Sciences Award
2001 – Strossmayer’s Croatian Academy of Sciences Award
1999 – Croatian National Decoration for the Contribution to Science
-Huić, Mirjana. Completeness of registration, changes in the registration and publishing results from randomized controlled trials in general medical journals. University of Split School of Medicine, 2013
-Barać, Lana. Definitions and research of authorship across various scholarly disciplines. University of Zadar, 2015 (in English)
-Malički, Mario. Reliability of scientific publications in biomedicine, University of Split School of Medicine, 2015
-Pranić, Shelly. Adequacy of registration and results reporting of randomized controlled trials in and publications. University of Split School of Medicine, 2016 (in English)
-Mahmić Kaknjo, Mersiha. Use of EBM methods in assessing national medicines lists, University of Split School of Medicine, 2017
-Creator of integrated undergraduate course Research in Biomedicine and Health, since 2010
-Teaching undergraduate courses in Gross Anatomy, since 1986
-Organizer, continuing medical education course “Planning and Writing Research”, since 2002
-Teaching research methodology and evidence based medicine at doctoral schools in Croatia and abroad

-Editor in Chief, Journal of Global Health (, since 2011.
-Editor in Chief, Croatian Medical Journal, 1994-2011

-Co-Chair, Cochrane Scientific Committee, since 2017
- resident, European Association of Science Editors, since 2015-2018
-Chair, Research Committee, World Association of Medical Editors, since 2010
-Member, WHO Guidelines Review Committee, 2010-2015
-Member, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, 2003-2011
-President, Council of Science Editors, USA, 2007-2008
-President, World Association of Medical Editors, 2002-2003
-Member, Statutory Review of the European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, 2009
-Expert for evaluation of research grant proposals, European Comission, since 2008
-Chair, Publishing Advisory Committee, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, 2004-2010
-Member, Steering Committee, EQUATOR Network, since 2013
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Evidence-based medicine, Transparency of clinical research, Research integrity, Responsible research and innovation
- Jurić D, Pranić S, Tokalić R, Marija Milat A, Mudnić I, Pavličević I, Marušić A. Clinical trials on drug-drug interactions registered in reported incongruent safety data in published articles: an observational study. J Clin Epidemiol. 2018 Aug 3. pii: S0895-4356(18)30213-0. (PMID: 30081071)
- Buljan I, Barać L, Marušić A. How researchers perceive research misconduct in biomedicine and how they would prevent it: A qualitative study in a small scientific community. Account Res. 2018;25(4):220-238. (PMID: 29637796)
- Grimaldo F, Marušić A, Squazzoni F. Fragments of peer review: A quantitative analysis of the literature (1969-2015). PLoS One. 2018 Feb 21;13(2):e0193148. (PMID: 29466467)
- Mejlgaard N, Christensen MV, Strand R, Buljan I, Carrió M, Cayetano I Giralt M, Griessler E, Lang A, Marušić A, Revuelta G, Rodríguez G, Saladié N, Wuketich M. Teaching Responsible Research and Innovation: A Phronetic Perspective. 
Sci Eng Ethics. 2018 Feb 7. doi: 10.1007/s11948-018-0029-1. [Epub ahead of print] (PMID: 29417391)
- Buljan I, Malički M, Wager E, Puljak L, Hren D, Kellie F, West H, Alfirević Ž, Marušić A. No difference in knowledge obtained from infographic or plain language summary of a Cochrane systematic review: three randomized controlled trials. 
J Clin Epidemiol. 2018 May;97:86-94. (PMID: 29269021). 
- Banožić A, Buljan I, Malički M, Marušić M, Marušić A. Short- and long-term effects of retrieval practice on learning concepts in evidence-based medicine: Experimental study. J Eval Clin Pract. 2018 Feb;24(1):262-263. (PMID: 28370993)
- Malički M, Katavić V, Marković D, Marušić M, Marušić A. Perceptions of Ethical Climate and Research Pressures in Different Faculties of a University: Cross-Sectional Study at the University of Split, Croatia. Sci Eng Ethics. 2017 Oct 25. doi: 10.1007/s11948-017-9987-y. [Epub ahead of print]  (PMID:29071571)
- Stojanovski J, Marušić A. Does small equal predatory? Analysis of publication charges and transparency of editorial policies in Croatian open access journals. Biochem Med (Zagreb). 2017 Jun 15;27(2):292-299. (PMID: 28694716)
- Chen Y, Yang K, Marušic A, Qaseem A, Meerpohl JJ, Flottorp S, Akl EA, Schünemann HJ, Chan ES, Falck-Ytter Y, Ahmed F, Barber S, Chen C, Zhang M, Xu B, Tian J, Song F, Shang H, Tang K, Wang Q, Norris SL; RIGHT (Reporting Items for Practice Guidelines in Healthcare) Working Group. A Reporting Tool for Practice Guidelines in Health Care: The RIGHT Statement. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Jan 17;166(2):128-132. (PMID: 27893062)


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