Dr Yemisi Takwoingi DVM MSc

Research Fellow

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Contact details

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Health and Population Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Yemisi Takwoingi is a Research Fellow in Medical Statistics in the UK Support Unit for Cochrane Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy located within Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Yemisi collaborates on methodological and applied research projects. Her research interest is primarily in diagnostic test evaluation and systematic review methodology, especially comparative meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy studies.

Yemisi represents the Cochrane Diagnostic Accuracy Working Group on the RevMan Advisory Committee (RAC) that advises on development of Review Manager, the Cochrane Collaboration’s review authoring software. She is also a co-convenor for the Cochrane Screening and Diagnostic Test Methods Group, and she has editorial roles within two Cochrane review groups.

Qualifications

Research Fellow in Medical Statistics:

  • MSc Medical Statistics (Distinction), University of Leicester, 2007
  • MSc Information Technology (Distinction), University of Paisley, 2001
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Maiduguri, 1994

Biography

Yemisi Takwoingi’s background is in veterinary medicine, computer/statistical programming and statistics. She qualified in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria in 1994. She later completed an MSc in Information Technology with distinction at the University of Paisley (2001) and an MSc with distinction at the University of Leicester (2007).

Yemisi joined the University of Birmingham in March 2001 as an analyst programmer in the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU). In 2008, she moved to the Test Evaluation Group located within Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics. As part of her role, she provides statistical support for the UK Support Unit for Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews based within the group. In 2011 she was awarded an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship which has enabled her to undertake a PhD in methods of meta-analysis for comparing the accuracy of two or more tests. 

Yemisi participates in teaching undergraduate medical students and Master’s level Public Health students.

Teaching

Research

Since 2008 Yemisi has worked mainly on methods for systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies. This includes projects related to the validity of methods for meta-analysis when few studies are available, and the validity of indirect comparisons of tests. She is also involved in primary studies evaluating medical tests, and other health research projects. 

Other activities

  • Co-convenor, Cochrane Screening and Diagnostic Test Methods Group
  • Editor, Cochrane Collaboration’s Diagnostic Test Accuracy Editorial Team
  • Editor, Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group
  • Statistical Editor, Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group
  • Member, Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Working Group
  • Member, RevMan Advisory Committee

Publications

Takwoingi Y, Leeflang MM, Deeks JJ. Empirical evidence of the importance of comparative studies of diagnostic test accuracy. Ann Intern Med 2013;158:544-554.

Hanchard NCA, Lenza M, Handoll HHG, Takwoingi Y. Physical tests for shoulder impingements and local lesions of bursa, tendon or labrum that may accompany impingement. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD007427.

Gupta J, Kai J, Middleton L, Pattison H, Gray R, Daniels J, for the ECLIPSE Trial Collaborative Group. Levonorgestrel intrauterine system versus medical therapy for menorrhagia. N Engl J Med 2013;368(2):128-37.

Verhaegen J,  Gallos ID, van Mello NM, Abdel-Aziz M, Takwoingi Y, Harb H, Deeks JJ, Mol  BW, Coomarasamy A. Accuracy of single progesterone test to predict early pregnancy outcome in women with pain or bleeding: meta-analysis of cohort studies. BMJ. 2012 Sep 27;345:e6077

Abba K, Deeks JJ, Olliaro PL, Naing CM, Jackson SM, Takwoingi Y, Donegan S, Garner P. Rapid diagnostic tests can extend access of diagnostic services for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Int J Epidemiol 2012;41(3):607-608.

Burr JM, Botello-Pinzon P, Takwoingi Y, Hernández R, Vazquez-Montes M, Elders A, Asaoka R, Banister K, van der Schoot J, Fraser C, King A, Lemij H, Sanders R, Vernon S, Tuulonen A, Kotecha A, Glasziou P, Garway-Heath D, Crabb D, Vale L, Azuara-Blanco A, Perera R, Ryan M, Deeks J, Cook J. Surveillance for ocular hypertension: evidence synthesis and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess 2012;16(29):1-272.

Abba K, Deeks JJ, Olliaro P, Naing CM, Jackson SM, Takwoingi Y, Donegan S, Garner P. Rapid diagnostic tests for diagnosing uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria in endemic countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD008122.

Macaskill P, Gatsonis C, Deeks JJ, Harbord RM, Takwoingi Y (2010). Chapter 10: Analysing and Presenting Results. In: Deeks JJ, Bossuyt PM, Gatsonis C (editors), Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy Version 1.0. The Cochrane Collaboration. Available from: srdta.cochrane.org/

Pennant M, Takwoingi Y, Pennant L, Davenport C, Fry-Smith A, Eisinga A, Andronis L, Arvanitis T, Deeks J, Hyde C. A systematic review of positron emission tomography (PET) and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for the diagnosis of breast cancer recurrence. Health Technol Assess 2010;14(50):1-103.

Sutton AJ, Donegan S, Takwoingi Y, Garner P, Gamble C, Donald A. An encouraging assessment of methods to inform priorities for updating systematic reviews. J Clin Epidemiol 2009; 62(3):241-51.

Leeflang MM, Deeks JJ, Gatsonis C, Bossuyt PMM; Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Working Group. Systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy. Ann Intern Med 2008;149(12):889-97.

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