McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

Health Sciences Research


McMaster's health sciences research spans the spectrum from curiosity-driven basic science in the laboratory to clinical research at the bedside and in the community, to studies analyzing the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of particular therapies and the efficiency of health care delivery. Health sciences research saves lives and has a dramatic impact on the quality of life of Canadians. In its continual quest for excellence in research, McMaster has made some remarkable achievements.


  • McMaster is consistently ranked among the most research intensive universities in Canada.
  • In 2015-2016 Faculty of Health Sciences investigators oversaw $132 million in research funding, $267 million when their research at the academic hospital partners is included.
  • The Faculty of Health Sciences is consistently among the top four universities in the country for biomedical and health care research revenue among university faculties of medicine.

The Faculty's continuing success in attracting support of government agencies, non-profit foundations and corporations is a clear indication of its stellar reputation for advancing treatments and knowledge in health care.

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