Conflict of interest declaration: Robert Dellavalle

Updated on: 3 May 2021

Roles in: Cochrane Council

1. Financial interests

a) Received research funding: any grant, contract or gift, commissioned research, or fellowship from The Cochrane Collaboration or a related organisation (i.e. any organisation related to health care or medical research) to conduct research?
Yes - I have been awarded grants from Cochrane, government agencies, and other organizations as allowed by Cochrane’s revised conflict of interest policy (Oct 2020) that have funded my lab’s research.

b) Had paid consultancies: any paid work, consulting fees (in cash or kind) from a related organisation?
Yes - I ceased all medical consulting in August 2020 to comply with Cochrane’s revised conflict of interest policy (Oct 2020). Prior to August 2020 I was a medical consultant with Altus Labs and ParaPRO. I receive editorial stipends and editorial meeting expense reimbursement from several medical research journals.

c) Received honoraria: one-time payments (in cash or kind) from a related organisation?
Yes - Honoraria received from Brown University and the Evidence-Based Medical Society of Taiwan for delivering lectures in 2019.

d) Served as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or held a position of management with a related organisation?
Yes - Dermatology Field Advisory Committee Chair for US Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Guidelines International Network North American Steering Committee Member.

e) Possessed share-holdings, stock, stock options, equity with a related organisation (excludes mutual funds or similar arrangements where the individual has no control over the selection of the shares)?
Yes - Medical consultant for Altus Labs vested in stock. Divested August 2020 to comply with Cochrane’s revised conflict of interest policy (Oct 2020).

f) Received personal gifts from a related organisation?

g) Had an outstanding loan with a related organisation?

h) Received royalty payments from a related organisation?
Yes - Royalties received from Wolters Kluwer (UpToDate Dermatology Section Editor) and Wiley (Section Editor Evidence Based Dermatology).

2. Do you have any other competing interests that could pose a conflict of interest that would reasonably appear to be related to the primary interest?