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Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health

Purvis HallThe Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health offers separate graduate training programs in each of its three broadly defined disciplines. Please refer to the Graduate Studies page for more information on the prerequisites and training requirements for the degrees specific to each discipline.

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is a joint department with Occupational Health

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The Albert Boehringer 1st Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, invites applications for the inaugural holder of the Albert Boehringer 1st Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology.  This is a full-time academic appointment at the rank of Full Professor.  Candidates at the rank of Associate Professor will be considered depending on their demonstrated leadership and excellence in research.  Announcement

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PhD Protocol Defenses

1 October 2014

10 October 2014 - 9:15 AM
Purvis Hall, Room 24
Jill Ainsworth
Topic:  Finite Mixture of Generalized Linear Mixed Effect Models.  Abstract


17 October 2014 - 9:15 AM
Purvis Hall, Room 24
Carmine Rossi
Topic:  Hepatitis C and HIV-related risk factors for chronic kidney disease in co-infected Canadians.  Abstract

Fall 2014 Protocol Defense Schedule

Seminar Announcements

Epidemiology Seminars



6 October 2014

Michael Kramer, MD - James McGill Professor Departments of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University Faculty of Medicine

Topic:  Does Obesity Start in the Womb?  Challenges and Pitfalls in Lifecourse Epidemiology


1.  review older literature from long-term follow up of infants born with restricted fetal growth

2.  summarize recent evidence of in utero "programming" of later obesity, and the statistical shortcomings underlying that evidence

3.  show how "adjustment" for future size can bias associations between fetal growth and later obesity


Biostatistics Seminars


30 September, 2014

Lynne Moore, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval

Topic:  Modelling quantitative independent variables