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Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health

Purvis Hall

The 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

News & Announcements

PhD Protocol Defenses

19 September 2014 - 9:15 AM
Purvis Hall, Room 24
Jennifer Wu
Long-Acting Insulin Analogues and the Risk of Cancer: Addressing the Methodological Challenges.  Abstract

1 October 2014 - 9:15 AM
Lady Meredith House, 1110 Pine Ave W, Room 100
Dinela Rushani
Topic: Warfarin therapy in venous thromboembolism – Assessment of bleeding and recurrence risk.  Abstract


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

Schedule of Fall 2014 PhD Protocol Defenses

Seminar Announcements

Epidemiology Seminars


22, September 2014

Samy Suissa, PhD James McGill Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Medicine, McGill University Director, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology, Lady Davis Research Institute, Jewish General Hospital

Topic:  The quasi-cohort approach in pharmacoepidemiology


1.  To review the nested case-control approach

2.  To review criticisms of nested case-control studies

3.  To introduce the quasi-cohort approach


Biostatistics Seminars


23 September, 2014

Nandini Dendukuri, PhD - Associate Professor at the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University - Director of the Technology Assessment Unit of the McGill University Health Centre

Topic:  The importance of recognizing heterogeneity in a meta-analysis: The case of evaluating probiotics for prevention of C. difficile diarrhea