Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Raymond Gilbert

Professor Emeritus, Department of Family Medicine and Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact









Raymond Gilbert held a joint appointment with Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Family Medicine until his retirement in 1994. His research interests were primarily in the area of clinical trials relevant to Family Medicine. During this period he taught many courses in Clinical Epidemiology, both locally and internationally, . After his retirement from McMaster he Chaired the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Sunnybrook in Toronto until retirement in 1999.

Dr. Gilbert was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian College of Family Physicians in 2015.

Selected Publications

  1. Wilson DMC, Taylor DW, Gilbert JR, Best JA, Lindsay EA, Willms DG, Singer J.: A Randomized Trial of a Family Physician Intervention for Smoking Cessation. JAMA; 260:1570-1574, 1988.
  2. Evans CE, Haynes RB, Birkett NJ, Gilbert JR, Taylor DW, Sackett DL, Johnston ME, Hewson SA.: Failure of a Mailed Continuing Education Program to Improve Physician Performance in Antihypertensive Care: Results of a Randomized Trial. JAMA; 255(4):501-504, 1986.
  3. Gilbert JR, Taylor DW, Hildebrand BA, Evans C.: A Clinical Trial of Common Therapies for Low Back Pain in Family Practice. Br Med J; 291:791-794, 1985.
  4. Gilbert JR, Feldman W, Siegel L.: How many well baby visits are necessary in the first 2 years of life? CMAJ; 130:857-861, 1984
  5. Gilbert JR, Evans CE, Haynes RB, Tugwell PL.: Predicting Compliance with a Regimen of Digoxin Therapy in Family Practice. CMAJ; 123:119-123, 1980.

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