Dr. Joseph L. Mathew is Professor and Head of Pediatric Pulmonology at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh, India. He also leads the Advanced Centre for Evidence Based Child Health (ACEBCH) at Chandigarh. He is a national and international leader of the Evidence Based Healthcare movement, focusing on translating research evidence to health-care practice in developing countries. He is active within the Guidelines International Network (GIN), Cochrane, Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi), and Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM).

Dr. Mathew is a member of the GIN Board of Trustees, and the Founder Chair of the GIN Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) Working Group (2015-2021). He is a founding member of the South Asian Cochrane Network Centre (recently designated as Cochrane India). He has contributed significantly towards capacity building efforts for evidence-informed decision-making through the SIGNET Capacity and Capability Building programme. He also developed the KNOW ESSENTIALS tool for evidence-informed decision-making in resource-limited settings.

Dr. Mathew’s main focus is the implementation of international/ global evidence to local resource-constrained settings in developing countries. He is one of the Principal Applicants of the global COVID-19 RecMap project led by Mc Master University, Canada. He is currently also working on projects on implementation of these recommendations in developing country settings. At the 2023 GIN Annual Conference, Dr. Joseph Mathew will present a unique experiment of developing an evidence-based clinical practice guideline, without any funding. This unique model can be emulated in diverse resource-constrained settings across the world.