Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics


Gordon Guyatt

BSc (Toronto), MD (McMaster), MSc (McMaster) FRCPC, OC

Distinguished Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Joint Member, Department of Medicine

Member, CLARITY (Clinical Advances through Research and Information Translation)

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guyatt@mcmaster.ca


McMaster University
1280 Main Street West, Rm. 2C12
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Office location: HSC-2C12

Administrative Support: Deborah Maddock
CLARITY Office Manager
905.525.9140 x 22900
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Academic Interests

Dr. Guyatt's areas of interest include: the dissemination of concepts of evidence-based medicine to health workers and health-care consumers; the methodology of clinical practice guidelines and medical decision-making; systematic review methodology; and ascertaining patients' values and preferences. Dr. Guyatt has been a leading exponent of evidence-based approaches to clinical practice, having coined the term "evidence-based medicine" in 1990.

Selected Publications

  1. Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Schünemann HJ, Tugwell P, Knottnerus A. GRADE guidelines: A new series of articles in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Apr:64(4):380-2.
  2. Guyatt G, Akl EA, Hirsh J, Kearon C, Crowther M, Gutterman D, Lewis SZ, Nathanson I, Jaeschke R, Schünemann H. The vexing problem of guidelines and conflict of interest: a potential solution. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Jun 1;152(11):738-41.
  3. Johnston BC, Thorlund K, Schünemann HJ, Xie F, Murad MH, Montori VM, Guyatt GH. Improving he interpretation of quality of life evidence in meta-analysis: the application of minimal important difference units. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2010 Oct 11;8:116.
  4. Sun X, Briel M, Walter SD, Guyatt GH. Is a subgroup effect believable? Updating criteria to evaluate the credibility of subgroup analyses. BMJ. 2010 Mar 30;340;c117.
  5. Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Vist GE, Kunz R, Falck-Ytter Y, Alonso-Coello P, Schünemann HJ, for the GRADE Working Group. GRADE: an emerging concensus on rating quality of evidence and strength of recommendations. BMJ 2008 Apr 26;336(7650):924-926.
  6. Guyatt GH, Mills EJ. In the era of systematic reviews, does the size of an individual trial still matter. PLoS Med. 2008 Jan 3;5(1):e4.
  7. Ferreira-Gonzalez I, Busse JW, Heels-Ansdell D, Montori VM, Akl EA, Bryant DM, Alonso-Coello P, Alonso J, Worster A, Upadhye S, Jaeschke R, Schünemann HJ, Permanyer-Miralda G, Pacheco-Huergo V, Domingo-Salvany A, Wu P, Mills EJ, Guyatt GH. Problems with use of composite end points in cardiovascular trials: systematic review of randomised controlled trials. BMJ 2007 Apr 14;334(7597):786.
  8. Guyatt G, Schünemann H. How can quality of life researchers make their work more useful to health workers and their patients?. Qual Life Res. 2007 Sep;16(7):1097-105.

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