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Dr Luis J Flores

Flores_LuisVisiting Research Fellow

Tel: +44 07 476 277 471

Address: Department of Philosophy
King's College London
Philosophy Building
London, WC2R 2LS



Luis completed his BSc and MD, followed by training in Adult Psychiatry in Chile. Not long after he completed an MA in Philosophy and a PhD at Kings College London, under the supervision of David Papineau. He is currently a clinical psychiatrist with an interest in Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry. His main interests are in medical epistemology, methodology, measurement and classification in medicine, causal inference and clinical reasoning. 

Research interests and PhD supervision

Logic and epistemology of Medical Sciences.

Foundations of Evidence-Based Medicine and Precision Medicine.

Research methodology and translational medicine.

Clinical reasoning and decision-making.

Causal and predictive inference.
Selected publications

Flores LJ and Fuller J. Discrepant Expectations About Benefits and Harms.. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Aug;177(8):1226.

Fuller J. and  Flores LJ. Translating Trial Results in Clinical Practice: the Risk GP Model. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2016 Jun;9(3):167-8.

Flores LJ. Therapeutic inferences for individuals. J Eval Clin Pract. 2015 Jun;21(3):440-7.

Fuller J. & Flores LJ. The Standard Model of Prediction in Medicine. Stud Hist Philos Biol Biomed Sci. 2015 Dec;54:49-61.

Fuller J., Flores LJ., Upshur R. & Goldenberg MJ. Renaissance or reformation for evidence based medicine? British Medical Journal. 2014;349:g4902.

  • Clinical inference
  • Probabilistic reasoning
  • Evidence-based Medicine
Expertise and public engagement

Clinical reasoning and medical decision-making






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