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Dr. Alan Bernstein, Inaugural President
of the CIHR
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. Mohit Bhandari

MOHIT BHANDARI'S RESEARCH FINDS VITAMIN D NEEDED AFTER HIP FRACTURE SURGERY

Drug Store News interviewed Mohit Bhandari about his research that showed that Vitamin D supplementation following hip fracture surgery is grossly under-prescribed. More ►

Dr. Hertzel Gerstein

JASON BUSSE, GORDON GUYATT, NORM BUCKLEY: KEY FIGURES BEHIND DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR USE OF OPIOIDS

There was extensive coverage in the media about research by Natalia McInnes and Hertzel Gerstein that is showing success in reversing Type 2 diabetes by using intensive medical treatment, cutting calories and exercising. Voice of America, the BBC, The National Post covered the story. More ►

Dr. Sonia AnandDr. Deborah CookDr. Maureen Markle-ReidDr. Sarah McDonald

Celebrating International Women's Day:

HEI Faculty who hold Canada Research Chairs

On this day, as the world celebrates women, we'd like to salute the twenty-two McMaster women who currently hold Canada Research Chairs. They're an extraordinary group, tackling some of the most critical and challenging issues facing society today. Faculty members from HEI include: Sonia Anand, Deborah Cook, Maureen Markle-Reid, and Sarah McDonald. More ►

Dr. Guillaume Paré

Dr. Guillaume Paré is the lead investigator on a study that found a gene that causes sudden dealth in young people

The discovery, published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, is the result of international collaboration that began 15 years ago. A team of investigators from the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, led by Dr. Guillaume Paré, performed the genetic sequencing, as well as the bioinformatics analysis for the study. More ►

 


Paul Moayyedi and the SPOR IMAGINE network was featured in an in-depth article in University Affairs about how gut science is radically changing what we know of the human body.  more ►

The CBC’s Marketplace spoke to Jason Busse about weight loss supplements that contain green tea extract. Busse found that the research couldn't determine whether green tea actually contributed to weight loss. In a different story. more ►


A key study in the prevention of heart disease, led by Professor Salim Yusuf, has been named one of 14 “notable articles” of the year by the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). more ►

The 2016 world's most highly cited researchers includes ten researchers from HEI. Jan Brozek, PJ Devereaux, Gordon Guyatt (twice), Janice Pogue (deceased), Holger Schunemann, Roman Jaeschke, Salim Yusuf, Mark Crowther, Koon Teo, and Kristian Thorlund. Congratulations to our members!  more ►


HEI Events


MAR
29

WED

Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities
Disability and the History of Adoption, 1955-1980 Link to Flyer


MAR
30

THU

HEI Annual Research Day


APR
19

WED

HEI Rounds

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  • 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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