Dept. of Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Occupational Health

As countries struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination uptake is a public health priority now more than ever. Efforts to increase vaccinations vary greatly around the globe. A new McGill-led study comparing policies around the world finds broad implementation of mandatory vaccination mandates. However, the penalties for failing to vaccinate differ significantly by country, ranging from fines to jail time.

Classified as: Mandatory, vaccinations, policy, penalties, countries, global, health, Nicole Basta, Katie Gravagna
Published on: 22 Oct 2020

Two in three hospitalized seniors are prescribed drugs that should be avoided by older adults, increasing the risk of injury and adverse drug reactions. Improving hospital prescribing practices can reduce the frequency of inappropriate medications and resulting harm, according to a new study led by McGill University researchers.

Classified as: Inappropriate medications, prescriptions, Hospitals, prescribing practices, seniors, risks, injury, harm, Daniala Weir, Robyn Tamblyn, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Published on: 5 Aug 2020

How does a pandemic affect the physical and psychological health of adults as they age? Does COVID-19 have an impact on the delivery of regular health-care services? Does a COVID-19 infection lead to long-term health problems affecting the lungs or brain?

Classified as: christina wolfson, Dept. of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, faculty of medicine, health, diseases, covid-19, adults, aging
Published on: 22 Apr 2020

Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces a $5.8 Million investment in programs to give health research trainees hands-on work experience.

Published on: 2 Oct 2017

New website for McGill’s School of Population and Global Health

By Kim Nightingale

The Faculty of Medicine is pleased to unveil the website for the McGill School of Population and Global Health (SPGH).

Published on: 18 Sep 2017

Apply before October 4th

Students can now apply for to up to 14 travel awards to help fund global health project in low-resource settings. Deadline to apply is October 4th!
More information is available here:


Published on: 6 Sep 2017

Tuberculosis (TB) is a recognized hazard for healthcare workers, but the annual screening strategy currently in place in Canada and the United States is costly with very limited health benefits and should be reconsidered, according to a new study led by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The findings, published in the journal BMC Medicine, suggest health agencies in North America should consider switching to a targeted strategy focusing on high-risk healthcare workers only.

Published on: 2 Aug 2017

In the 2015 federal election campaign, the Liberal party led by Justin Trudeau promised to “legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana.” In early April 2017, the Liberals took a giant step toward fulfilling that promise, introducing a bill aimed at regulating the recreational use, sale and cultivation of marijuana, along with a second bill to bring marijuana use under the ambit of the impaired driving laws.

Published on: 16 May 2017

University of Melbourne – Master of Public Health & McGill University – Master of Science in Public Health are offering an exchange program

One semester in beautiful Melbourne, Australia at the University of Melbourne, School of Population and Global Health

MPH Student Exchange Program 2017‐18

Classified as: public health; exchange
Published on: 11 May 2017

McGill is more than a university!

It's a community resource with over 160 public events, attractions, and aid programs:

Published on: 20 Apr 2017

MERCURY Course Evaluations will be available to students until April 30 for units following the default period (or until April 12 for units following the condensed period).

Published on: 22 Mar 2017

More than 150 volunteers needed!

The annual congress of the Association francophone du savoir (Acfas) is the largest multidisciplinary research event in the Francophonie and McGill is proud to be hosting it this year. From May 8-12, some 6,000 participants from Quebec, Canada and abroad will descend on lower campus to take part in more than 200 colloquia and hundreds of oral and poster presentations. Participants are primarily researchers, but also include grad students and post docs. In order to guarantee its success, we will need your help.

Published on: 10 Mar 2017

McGill University is the world’s third-best university for the study of Anatomy & Physiology, behind only the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, according to the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.


Classified as: faculty of medicine, McGill
Published on: 8 Mar 2017

Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Implementation, Leadership & Sustainability in Global Health
The 8th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
Washington Hilton Hotel - Dupont Circle
Washington, DC, USA
Main conference April 7-9 | Satellite Sessions April 6

Host institutions: Johns Hopkins University and Makerere University


Published on: 16 Feb 2017

Matey N. Neykov, PhD Postdoctoral Research Associate, ORFE, Princeton University High Dimensions, Inference and Combinatorics. A Journey Through the Data Jungle

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Purvis Hall, 1020 Pine Ave. West, Room 24


Classified as: Epidemiology Monday Seminar Series, Dept. of Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Occupational Health
Published on: 23 Jan 2017


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