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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. Sonia Anand

DR. SONIA ANAND STUDY REVEALS DIET COULD DECREASE GESTATIONAL DIABETES RISK FOR SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN

South Asian women in Ontario are at high risk for gestational diabetes, but a change in diet and pre-pregnancy weight could make a significant difference, according to a new study, called the South Asian Birth Cohort (START), lead by Dr. Sonia Anand. More ►

Dr. Mohit Bhandari

MOHIT BHANDARI BUILDS GRADUATE STUDENT CONFIDENCE ON MOUNTAIN CLIMBING EXPERIENCE

There's a famous saying that life is a journey, not a destination. Mohit Bhandari aimed to take this mantra and put it into action during a one-day team-building excursion with three of his graduate students and two of their partners in the Canadian Rockies. More ►

Dr. Andrew Mente

NINE SEPERATE REVIEWS UNABLE TO CONCLUDE THAT SATURATED FATS HAVE AN EFFECT ON MORTALITY

The LA Times and other publications quoted Andrew Mente in an opinion piece about research findings that saturated fats aren’t so bad for you. More ►

Dr. Salim Yusuf

SALIM YUSUF'S RESEARCH ON STROKE PREVENTION FEATURED IN UK'S WOMEN & HOME MAGAZINE

Women & Home of the U.K. reported on a Lancet article by Salim Yusuf, Martin O’Donnell and others of the Population Health Research Institute about practically all strokes being tied to bad health habits. More ►

Dr. Jason Busse

DR. JASON BUSSE TALKS WITH MEDIA ABOUT SUPPORT NEEDED TO REDUCE HIGH OPIOID USE

The Globe & Mail, CTV, and several other Canadian media talked with Jason Busse for a story about the needs for additional alternative resources if physicians taper patients from high opioid consumption under the Guideline for Opioids for Chronic, Non-Cancer Pain.

Dr. Parminder Raina

SOUNDCLOUD: CHAT WITH DR. PARMINDER RAINA ABOUT THE DECADES LONG STUDY ON AGING

Science for the People talked with Dr. Parminder Raina about the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging an what it's like to be at the beginning of a cohort study that could run for decades. More ►

 


Dr. Julia Abelson has been awarded the 2017 Egon Jonsson Award in recognition of excellence in contributions made to the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. The award also recognized co-authors John Lavis. more ►

Dr. Hertzel Gerstein and Dr. Mark Levine will be honoured at the Jewish National Fund of Hamilton Negev Dinner on June 25 at Liuna Station. The marquee event brings hundreds of community-builders together. more ►


An award recognizing an individual's outstanding contribution to the advancement of critical care sciences in Canada is being given to Dr. Deborah Cook. more ►

Dr. Alfonso Iorio is co-principal investigator on an international team to set how gene therapies in hemophilia should be measured for effectiveness. more ►


HEI Events


SEP
7

THU

HEI 50th Anniversary Celebration

10a.m. - 5p.m. David Braley Health Sciences Centre Auditorium


SEP
13

WED

Labelle Lectureship


SEP
20

WED

HEI Rounds

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  • 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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