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Dr. Alan Bernstein, Inaugural President
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Welcome to Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Dr. Holger Schünemann
Dr. Holger Schünemann,
Department Chair

The Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CE&B) is now the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI). Recognizing that the CE&B name captured only some of the depth and breadth of disciplines and expertise now in the department, we formally changed its name effective January 1, 2017.

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HEI Headlines

Eleanor and Murray Enkin

MCMASTER OBSTETRICS PIONEER, DR. MURRAY ENKIN, AND ELEANOR ENKIN RETURNS FOR CAMPUS VISIT

Dr. Murray Enkin, a McMaster University professor emeritus who retired almost 30 years ago, returned to campus recently for the last of the annual Enkin Lectureships hosted by the departments of obstetrics and gynecology; health research methods, evidence and impact and the midwifery education program. More ►

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Nominate a promising researcher to give the
26th Labelle Lecture
The Labelle Lectureship Committee is seeking nominations for a promising junior health services researcher — a rising star in the field — to be this October’s 2017-18 Labelle Lecturer. More ►

Dr. Zena Samaan

ZENA SAMAAN'S STUDY SHOWS CANNABIS USE MAY PREDICT OPIOID USE IN WOMEN UNDERGOING ADDICTIONS TREATMENT

Zena Samaan is the Senior Researcher on a study that has found that women in methadone treatment who use cannabis are 82 per cent more likely to continue using opioids. This means that women who use cannabis are at high risk of failing methadone treatment. More ►

Dr. David Meyre

DAVID MEYRE STUDY SHOWS RARE GENETIC FORMS OF OBESITY MORE NUMEROUS, DIVERSE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

David Meyre research was published today in Obesity Reviews that catalogued 79 syndromes with obesity that have been described in the literature. Previous reviews on obesity have reported 20 to 30 syndromes. More ►

 


Paul Moayyedi and the SPOR IMAGINE network was featured in an in-depth article in University Affairs about how gut science is radically changing what we know of the human body.  more ►

The CBC’s Marketplace spoke to Jason Busse about weight loss supplements that contain green tea extract. Busse found that the research couldn't determine whether green tea actually contributed to weight loss. In a different story. more ►


A key study in the prevention of heart disease, led by Professor Salim Yusuf, has been named one of 14 “notable articles” of the year by the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). more ►

The 2016 world's most highly cited researchers includes ten researchers from HEI. Jan Brozek, PJ Devereaux, Gordon Guyatt (twice), Janice Pogue (deceased), Holger Schunemann, Roman Jaeschke, Salim Yusuf, Mark Crowther, Koon Teo, and Kristian Thorlund. Congratulations to our members!  more ►


HEI Events


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HEI Rounds


MAY
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HEI Rounds


JUN
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HEI Rounds

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  • Conducts world-leading research into the nature, prevention and management of health care problems
  • Conceives, designs, organizes and implements ground-breaking clinical trials
  • Bridges the health and social sciences to better understand and apply health services management, health policy and health economics
  • Influences how health-care decisions are made through research and service in health informatics and knowledge transfer, and
  • Promotes the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine through knowledge-translation research and educational offerings.
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