Robert William Platt

Robert William Platt
Contact Information

McGill departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health and of Pediatrics 

2001 McGill College, Suite 1200
Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1G1

514-340-8222 ext 28683
Email address: 
robert.platt [at]

Robert Platt is Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health (EBOH) at McGill University. He is a Senior Investigator at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital, and Investigator at the McGill Pharmacoepidemiology Research Unit, and holds the Albert Boehringer I endowed chair in Pharmacoepidemiology. Prof. Platt is the Executive Co-Lead and leader of the Methods team of the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES). His research focuses on improving methods for the study of medications using administrative data, with an emphasis on methods for causal inference and a substantive focus on medications in pregnancy. Prof. Platt is on editor-in-chief of Statistics in Medicine and is on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Epidemiology and Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. He has published over 325 articles, one book and several book chapters on biostatistics and epidemiology.



Areas of expertise: 

Biostatistics; Pharmacoepidemiology

Research areas: 
Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology
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Keywords: Biostatistics; Epidemiologic Methods; Pharmacoepidemiology; Perinatal Epidemiology; Prediction models.


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