Knowledge translation with Dr Sandro Demaio. Episode #354


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Knowledge translation with Dr Sandro Demaio. Episode #354 There are over 1.5 million papers published each year…but as many as 50% of them are never read by anyone other than their authors, referees and journal editors. How can we move research from the laboratory, the academic journal, and the medical conference into the hands of people and organisations who can put it to practical use? On this week’s podcast, Dr Sandro Demaio (@SandroDemaio) joins BJSM’s Daniel Friedman (@ddfriedman) to discuss how we can bridge the gap between evidence and practice in the real world. After leaving his role as the WHO’s medical officer for NCDs and Nutrition, Sandro was appointed the CEO of EAT (, a non-profit startup focused on food and sustainability. Formerly an Assistant Professor and Course Director at the University of Copenhagen’s School of Global Health, and a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard, Sandro regularly shares his knowledge and ideas at international conferences, universities and public events. He founded the PLOS Global Health Blog, NCDFREE ( and festival21 (, and is currently a bestselling author and TV host. In this 20 minute conversation, Sandro addresses the following topics: The importance of knowledge translation Ways in which knowledge translation can be achieved Overcoming the “leaky research pipeline”

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