Laura is the Head of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Unit at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. She has over 20 years of experience in evaluative research, specifically in HTA. She also serves as chair of the HTAi Policy Forum. Previously, she has worked in the Catalan Ministry of Health and was the co-founder of the Catalan Agency per HTA. She has been the coordinator of the European Project AdHopHTA (Adopting Hospital based HTA).
Her work has focused on the development, identification, management and transfer of information to advise on the designing of strategies and policies in the areas of assessment, planning and access of medical devices, drugs, surgical procedures and other health care technologies as well as health care programs.
She has published 19 articles in national journals, 24 articles in international journals, 5 books chapters written, and 38 publications for governmental organizations related to HTA and planning. She serves as a member of the Editorial Committee of the international Journal for Health Technology Assessment.
Dr. Janet Martin is Director of the Centre for Medical Evidence, Decision Integrity & Clinical Impact (MEDICI), and Assistant Professor, Departments of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University in London, Canada.
Her research focuses on applied health technology assessment, evidence-informed decision making, and knowledge translation (HTA&KT) in hospital and regional settings. Her research also extends to hospitals and healthcare systems in developing countries to improve essential emergency and surgical services.
She has published 120 papers and completed work on 2 books. She has twice been awarded the Medical Advisory Committee Award for her HTA&KT work at the London hospitals. Dr. Martin recently won the Teaching Excellence Award for her Clinical Epidemiology course at Western University.