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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

TEN HEI RESEARCHERS AMONG THE WORLD'S MOST CITED

Dr. Jan BrozekDr. PJ DevereauxDr. Gordon GuyattDr. Janice Pogue Dr. Holger SchunemannDr. Roman Jaeschke Dr.Salim YusufDr. Mark CrowtherDr. Koon TeoDr. Kristian Thorlund

The 2016 listing of the world's most highly cited researchers includes 14 scientists from McMaster University and ten of those are from HEI. Five full-time faculty members, (Jan Brozek, PJ Devereaux, Gordon Guyatt (twice), Janice Pogue (deceased), and Holger Schunemann), two Joint members (Roman Jaeschke & Salim Yusuf), two associate members (Mark Crowther & Koon Teo), and one part-time member (Kristian Thorlund). Congratulations to our members! More ►

Dr. Paul Moayyedi

PAUL MOAYYEDI RESEARCH RADICALLY CHANGING WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY

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 ►

Dr. Parminder Raina

PARMINDER RAINA'S MASSIVE RESEARCH PROJECT ALREADY PROVIDING INSIGHTS ON THE AGING PROCESS

University Affairs spoke to Parminder Raina about the insights into the process of aging that the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging is already providing. More ►

Dr. George Browman

ASCO TO HONOR GEORGE BROWMAN, FORMER HEI DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Former HEI (previously CE&B) Department Chair, George Browman (1989-1997), to receive ASCO’s 2017 Joseph V. Simone Award and Lecture for Excellence in Quality and Safety in the Care of Patients with Cancer. More ►

Dr. John Lavis

NEW BOOK EDITED BY JOHN LAVIS AIMS TO EXPLAIN ONTARIO’S HEALTH SYSTEM

New book edited by John Lavis aims to explain Ontario’s health system; chapter authors include Lavis, Kaelan Moat, Mike Wilson, Cristina Mattison, Kody Doxtater, and Amanda Hammill. More ►

 


Nutritional guidelines restricting sugar intake are not based on high quality science, finds new study led by Bradley Johnston. The paper is published Dec. 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  more ►

The Hamilton Spectator interviewed Mark Loeb and Ellen Amster for a series on vaccination rates in Hamilton schools. more ►


New book edited by John Lavis aims to explain Ontario’s health system; chapter authors include Lavis, Kaelan Moat, Mike Wilson, Cristina Mattison, Kody Doxtater, and Amanda Hammill. more ►

The Hamilton Spectator reported on a $1.3-million research partnership between McMaster's Offord Centre for Child Studies and the province to improve well-being among students in Ontario Schools. The article featured the Offord Centre's Kathy Georgiades.  more ►


HEI Events


FEB
15

WED

Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities
The Colonial Life of Pharmaceuticals: An Alternative History of Medicine, Health, and the Vietnamese Patient, 1905-40


FEB
15

WED

HEI Rounds




FEB
21

TUE

Inaugural Janice Pogue Lecture
Use of Biomarkers as Replacement Endpoints in Clinical Trials

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  • 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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