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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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EBOH 50th ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE


SAVE THE DATE  -  DATE À RETENIR !

April 30 and May 1, 2015

Faculty Club
3450 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E5


50th Anniversary Website


News & Announcements


 

McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases & Global Health

Please visit: http://mcgill-idgh.ca/ for more information.

Summer Institute Courses Flyer

 

 

NEW! Environmental Epidemiology Research Group

Openings for MSc and PhD students.

Please visit our Website for more information.

 

 

The Albert Boehringer 1st Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology News

La Presse:  30 October 2014

Trois millions pour la pharmacoépidémiologie!

 

The Gazette: 13 October 2014

Opinion: Epidemiologists look at the big picture to solve medical mysteries

 


PhD Oral Defenses

10 April 2015 - 2:45 PM
Purvis Hall, Room 24
Lena Shah
Topic: 
Active case finding for TB cases in high burden, low HIV settings, Lima, Peru.  Brochure: TBA
Supervisors:  Dr. Jay Kaufman and Dr. Timothy Brewer

 

20 April 2015 - 8:45 AM (note location as videoconference venue required)
Montreal Chest Institute, Department of Respiratory Medicine
3650 St-Urbain Street, Room J2.05, Montreal, QC H2X 2P4
Lisa Ronald
Topic:
  Population-based studies of health service utilization and treatment outcomes of active and latent tuberculosis patients in Quebec, Canada.  Brochure: TBA
Supervisors:  Dr. Richard Menzies and Dr. Mark Fitgerald

 

24 April 2015 - 2:15 PM
Purvis Hall, Room 24
Lianne Soller
Topic:
  The prevalence of food allergy in Canada: A focus on vulnerable populations.  Brochure: TBA.
Supervisors:  Dr. Ann Clarke and Dr. Lawrence Joseph


PhD Protocol Defenses

2 April 2015 - 9:15 AM
Purvis Hall, Room 24
Karine Suissa
Topic:  The effect of glycemic index and glycemic load of foods consumed on cardiovascular health in school-aged children in Quebec.  Abstract
Supervisors:  Dr. Gilles Paradis and Dr. Katherine Gray-Donald

 

7 April 2015 - 9:15AM
Lady Meredith House, Room 100, 1110 Pine Ave W
Maxime Turgeon
Topic:
  Principal components of explained variance – a semiparametric approach.  Abstract
Supervisors:  Dr. Celia Greenwood and Dr. Aurélie Labbe

 

10 April 2015 - 9:15 AM
Purvis Hall, Room 24
Stephanie Law
Topic:
  Exploring patient movement within healthcare systems and its role in the MDR-TB epidemic: A mixed methods study.  Abstract
Supervisor:  Dr. Richard Menzies

 

14 April 2015 - 9:15 AM
Purvis Hall, Room 24
Brittany Blouin
Topic:  Interrelationships between soil-transmitted helminth infections, anemia and child development: A longitudinal cohort study.  Abstract
Supervisor:  Dr. Theresa Gyorkos

 

Winter 2015 PhD Protocol Defense Schedule Revised20150213


Seminar Announcements


Epidemiology Seminars

30 March, 2015

Martin Amphitheater - Room 504 - McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler

Ashley I. Naimi, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of obstetrics and Gynecology, McGill University

Topic:  Causal Inference and Complex Systems Science: Towards Rigor and Realism in Epidemiologic Research

Objectives:

1)  Review basic causal inference concepts, with a focus on the the parametric g-formula   

2)  Review complex systems science, with a focus on agent based models

3)  Juxtapose these two conceptual frameworks, and critically assess various claims about their respective relations and potential to contribute to epidemiology.

Biostatistics Seminars

31 March 2015

Purvis Hall - 1020 Ave. des Pins Ouest - Room 25

Roee Gutman, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Brown University

Topic:  Robust Estimation of Causal Effects with Application to Erythropoiesis-stimulating Agents for End-stage Renal Disease