Thomas P.A. Debray (1985, Leuven, Belgium) studied at the University College of Ghent (2003-2007), the University of Maastricht (2007-2009) and the University of Utrecht (2010-2013), where he respectively attained a bachelor's degree in Applied Informatics, a master's degree in Artificial Intelligence and a master's degree in Clinical Epidemiology. His thesis in Maastricht was performed in collaboration with the Belgian Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, providing the acquired theoretical concepts with a realistic context and leading to a novel approach for diagnosing diseases with a low prevalence. From 2009-2013 he worked as a PhD student at the Julius Center for health sciences and primary care (University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands) under supervision of Prof. dr. K.G.M. Moons and Prof. dr. E.W. Steyerberg. Between November 2011 and March 2012, he was a visiting academic at the department of public health, epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Birmingham (the United Kingdom) under supervision of Prof. dr. R.D. Riley.
At present, Thomas P.A. Debray is working as a post-doctoral researcher on methodological aspects related to meta-analysis. He is also associate editor of BMC Diagnostic and Prognostic research, and coordinator of the High Performance Cluster at UMC Utrecht.
- VENI - ZonMW NWO - Better predictions using big data sets - Grant number: 016.176.050
- Cochrane Methods Innovation Funds round 2 - Methods for systematic review and meta-analysis of prognostic factors and prediction modeling studies - Grant number: MTH001F