Samy Suissa

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Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health

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Dr. Suissa’s research is in pharmacoepidemiology which involves studying the risks and benefits of medications at the within the population at large. He specializes in the exploitation of existing computerized health databases to rapidly evaluate these risks. He has developed, and published extensively on, new methods of data analysis and study design that allow more rapid and accurate assessments of drug safety. He has conducted pharmacoepidemiological studies of several medications used for the treatment of chronic diseases, including asthma and COPD, cardiovascular and rheumatic diseases, and women’s health issues. He has lectured extensively throughout the world, and is the author of more than 360 peer-reviewed research papers published in scientific journals. 

James McGill Professor
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