BRIDGE Webinar: David Buckeridge, McGill University


Using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Population Health

Most would agree that we can do a better job of monitoring and managing population health. At the same time the rise of big data and the resurgence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are seen by many to offer great potential for population health. I will present two population health research projects using Big Data and AI within the Population Health Record (PopHR) research program. In the Big Data example, I will describe research to develop and analyze indicators of population scale nutrition from records of digital transactions in food retailers. In the AI example, I will describe research to develop intelligent population health information displays that use epidemiological knowledge to guide the interpretation of population health information and the identification of evidence-based interventions for a defined population.


David Buckeridge PhD,

Associate Professor,

Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health,

McGill University