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Canada's centre for evidence-based medicine & clinical epidemiology.
Dr. Alan Bernstein, Inaugural President
of the CIHR
Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

The Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • 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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Paper by Feng Xie and Eleanor Pullenayegum selected for inaugural EuroQol-Group Award for Scientific Excellence MORE >

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David Meyre led team that discovered a simple way to predict an adult's future risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. MORE >

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McMaster Optimal Aging Portal is the 'Rotten Tomatoes' of health advice MORE >

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New faculty member: Dr. Ellen Amster, has been appointed as the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine. Dr. Amster will be based in the Department of CEB MORE >

Welcome to Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Holger Schünemann From its founding in 1968 with four faculty members (Gary Anderson, Michael Gent, Charlie Goldsmith, and chaired by David Sackett), CE&B has grown, diversified, and established an international reputation through the rigour and impact of its research and education programs.

Famed for its roots in evidence-based medicine and clinical trials, it is also a pioneer in knowledge-translation research, ehealth, and health informatics.

It has long been a world leader in health policy analysis, health economics, health technology assessment, and health services research. And now, with recent new initiatives in population genomics, aging, the McMaster Health Forum, and evidence / recommendations grading research, we are again pushing the frontiers of discovery and insight. Continued...

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