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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

Dr. Mohit Bhandari

MOHIT BHANDARI'S RESEARCH FINDS VITAMIN D NEEDED AFTER HIP FRACTURE SURGERY

Drug Store News interviewed Mohit Bhandari about his research that showed that Vitamin D supplementation following hip fracture surgery is grossly under-prescribed. More ►

Dr. Hertzel Gerstein

JASON BUSSE, GORDON GUYATT, NORM BUCKLEY: KEY FIGURES BEHIND DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR USE OF OPIOIDS

There was extensive coverage in the media about research by Natalia McInnes and Hertzel Gerstein that is showing success in reversing Type 2 diabetes by using intensive medical treatment, cutting calories and exercising. Voice of America, the BBC, The National Post covered the story. More ►

Dr. Sonia AnandDr. Deborah CookDr. Maureen Markle-ReidDr. Sarah McDonald

Celebrating International Women's Day:

HEI Faculty who hold Canada Research Chairs

On this day, as the world celebrates women, we'd like to salute the twenty-two McMaster women who currently hold Canada Research Chairs. They're an extraordinary group, tackling some of the most critical and challenging issues facing society today. Faculty members from HEI include: Sonia Anand, Deborah Cook, Maureen Markle-Reid, and Sarah McDonald. More ►

Dr. Guillaume Paré

Dr. Guillaume Paré is the lead investigator on a study that found a gene that causes sudden dealth in young people

The discovery, published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, is the result of international collaboration that began 15 years ago. A team of investigators from the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, led by Dr. Guillaume Paré, performed the genetic sequencing, as well as the bioinformatics analysis for the study. More ►

Dr. Jason Busse

JASON BUSSE'S RESEARCH FINDS INCONSISTENCY WITH DISABILITY CLAIM ASSEESSMENTS

The Spectator spoke to Jason Busse about his research that found a high disagreement among medical experts assessing disability claims. More ►

Dr. Jason Busse

JASON BUSSE CHALLENGES RESEARCH ON GREEN TEAS EFFECT ON WEIGHT LOSS

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 ►

Dr. Lisa Schwartz

LISA SCHWARTZ, ELYSÉE NOUVET LAUNCH GLOBAL SURVEY ON: PALLIATIVE CARE DURING INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ACTION

Today, McMaster's Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group (HHERG) will begin distributing the survey to healthcare providers, policy-makers and others working with humanitarian aid organizations around the world.  The survey will help document current palliative care practices and needs in humanitarian emergencies. The HHERG is led in part by McMaster University faculty Lisa Schwartz and Elysée Nouvet.More ►

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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 ►

Draft recommendations for Canadian physicians, which call for more cautious prescribing of opioids to patients with chronic pain, have been issued for public comment. The recommendations for clinical practice have been led by McMaster University researchers, Jason Busse, Gordon Guyatt, and Norm Buckley 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 ►


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Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities
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Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities
Refugees, Human Rights, and the Syrian War Link to Flyer


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