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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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CE&B Newsletter
CE&B's monthly offerings of noteworthy achievements.



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Just announced: Dr. Alfonso Iorio, new Chief for The Health Information Research Unit (HiRU) MORE >

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Andrew Mente’s, research, published today in NEJM, challenges international salt intake guidelines. MORE >

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Dr. Paola Muti, interviewed for The Hamilton Spectator for her study on looking at Vitamin D and melatonin to slow the growth of breast cancer cells. Dr. Mark Levine also interviewed. MORE >

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Dr. Deborah Cook, is appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. 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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