James (Jay) Brophy is the Chair of the Technology Assessment Unit of the McGill University Health Centre. He is a practicing cardiologist with a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He is a funded scholar from les Fonds de Recherche du Quebec (Santé) with a chair in health technology assessment and evidence based medicine. His research interests center on cardiovascular epidemiology with a special interest in pharmacoepidemiology, outcomes research, medical decision making as well as health technology assessments, including economic analyses. He has published over 150 peer reviewed articles. He is a full professor in the departments of medicine and epidemiology and biostatistics at McGill University.