Anne Rutjes is a lecturer for clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Bern, Switzerland. In 2005, she received a doctoral degree in clinical epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 1999, Dr. Rutjes received a MSc in Health Sciences, with specialization on movement sciences from the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. In 1994, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at the 'Hogeschool van Amsterdam', the Netherlands. Until 1999, Dr. Rutjes worked as physiotherapist while studying health sciences and developing research activities in the field of physiotherapy. From 1999, she focused on scientific research in the field of therapeutic interventions and diagnostic test evaluations. Dr. Rutjes has specialized in the conduct and supervision of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, mainly in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular field. Many of her publications address methodological challenges in randomized clinical trials and diagnostic studies. Consequently, she was asked to become the osteoarthritis editor of the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group (2009 to 2012), and accepted to act as one of the editors of the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group looking after the reviews on diagnostic test accuracy studies (2013-onwards).