Dr. Philipp Dahm is a Professor of Urology at the University of Minnesota and Director for Surgery/Specialty Care Service Line Research Activities at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center; he also serves as Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Urology. Dr. Dahm has taught evidence-based medicine skills as faculty of the Duke, McMaster and Oxford evidence-based clinical practice workshops. He has also co-directed several guideline developer workshops, most recently for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) for whom he serves as methodological advisor. From 2009 to 2014, he served as a member of the American Urological Association (AUA) Practice Guidelines Steering Committee. He has been an active GRADE member since 2008 and is a founding member of the US GRADE Network.

Dr. Falck-Ytter is Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland. He has previously held appointments as Associate Director at the German Cochrane Center and Institute for Biostatistics as the University of Freiburg, Germany, focusing on teaching systematic review methodology to Cochrane reviewers. He has been a member of the GRADE working group since 2002 and a GRADE methodology consultant to national and international organizations such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in the UK (NICE), the US and European Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC and ECDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO). He has been co-chairing internationally recognized guidelines, such as from the American Gastroenterology Association, the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), and the WHO. Dr. Falck-Ytter is a founding member of the U.S. GRADE network.

Rebecca Morgan has been working on evidence synthesis and guideline development with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2007. She was instrumental in launching the CDC's 2012 Hepatitis C Birth Cohort Screening guideline. She joined the GRADE Working Group in 2009 and has extensive experience in teaching GRADE to national and international audiences such as the CDC, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and the World Health Organization. She currently affiliated with the Health Research Methodology program at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Rebecca is a founding member of the U.S. GRADE network.

Dr. Murad is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He completed residencies in internal medicine and Preventive Medicine and is currently the Program Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program. He also teaches graduate school courses about systematic reviews, meta-analysis and evidence based medicine. He leads the Knowledge Synthesis Core of Mayo Center for Science of Health Care Delivery. He is a clinical epidemiologist and a methodologist who aims at improving the methods of translational research and integrating the best available evidence in practice. He conducts systematic reviews, meta-analysis and evidence synthesis reports; and has participated in developing clinical practice guideline with the CDC, NHLBI, WHO, the Society of Vascular Surgery, the Endocrine Society, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the American Association of Blood Banks, the American Urological Association, the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease. Dr. Murad is a founding member of the U.S. GRADE network.

Dr. Mustafa is a nephrologist with a Masters degree in Public Health and a PhD degree in Health Research Methodology/Clinical Epidemiology. She is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine/Nephrology, University of Kansas. Dr. Mustafa's research interests focuses on the application of principles of evidence-based medicine in clinical and public health decision-making. She also studies the effect of these principles on clinical and patient-important outcomes. She has extensive experience in the development and assessment of clinical practice guidelines through her work with The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) working group. She is also actively involved in the Developing and Evaluating Communication Strategies to support informed Decision and Practice Based on Evidence (DECIDE) project. Dr. Mustafa is involved with multiple guideline development groups internationally through the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) among others. She is a founding member of the U.S. GRADE network.

Shahnaz Sultan, MD, MHSc is a clinical gastroenterologist and investigator at the Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research (CCDOR) at Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center; she is also an Assistant Professor in the University of Minnesota Department of Medicine. Dr. Sultan has been an invited faculty at the Duke and McMaster University workshops on how to teach evidence-based clinical practice. She has extensive experience with clinical practice guideline development as a methodologist working with the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). She has taught GRADE at numerous venues, most recently the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) annual meeting and New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM). She has been an active GRADE member since 2010 and is a founding member of the US GRADE Network.