Professor Joerg Meerpohl is director of the Institute for Evidence in Medicine at the Medical Center & Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany and founding director of the Freiburg GRADE Center, which was established 2013. He is a board-qualified pediatrician and pediatric hematologist and oncologist by training. For more than a decade Prof. Meerpohl has been an active member of the GRADE working group and has worked as GRADE methodology advisor with several WHO expert panels and the Robert Koch Institute in Germany amongst others.

Professor Meerpohl is also the Director of Cochrane Germany. From 2015 to 2018, he has been an elected member of the Cochrane Governing Board. His main research interests include systematic review methodology, transparency in research, and guideline methodology. Professor Meerpohl has published more than 200 PubMed listed articles.