Celia Greenwood, PhD

Celia Greenwood

James McGill Professor
Centre for Clinical Epidemiology
Lady Davis Institute
Jewish General Hospital

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Email icon: celia.greenwood [at] mcgill.ca
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  • James McGill Professor, Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology, Department of Epidemiology; Biostatistics & Occupational Health; Associate Member, Department of Human Genetics Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University;
  • Senior Investigator, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at the Jewish General Hospital;
  • Graduate Program Director, Quantitative Life Sciences (QLS) PhD program, Interfaculty Studies;
  • Co-Director, Genomics, Bioinformatics & Statistical Genetics, Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health.

Celia Greenwood, PhD, is a professor and quantitative-life-sciences statistician, part of a new group of multi-qualified researchers advancing the application of mathematical, computational and other quantitative methods to study biological systems on multiple levels — from single molecules to environmental influences on the genome (i.e., epigenetics). Her research has made significant contributions to the fields of statistical genetics, genomics, epigenetic and genetic-epidemiology while advancing our understanding of cancers, mental illnesses and brain disorders.

As part of her research, Prof. Greenwood develops statistical methods and complex algorithms that enable researchers to integrate and manipulate diverse datasets. These tools condense complex, highly specific analysis that often takes researchers years to master into ready-to-use software applications that are improving the statistical accuracy of research findings across multiple research domains.

Recognition of Prof. Greenwood's work led to her election to the Board of Directors of the Statistical Society of Canada and the International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES), where she also served as President of the Society in 2019.

  • Visit Google Scholar profile for a list of publications.
  • Visit Github for a list of computational resources. 
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