Sam Harper

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Associate Professor

Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
McGill University
Purvis Hall Building, Room 34B
1020 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1A2

Tel.: 514-398-2856
Fax: 514-398-4503
E-Mail: sam.harper [at] (Sam Harper)


Sam Harper received his training in epidemiology from the University of Michigan. He was previously a fellow at the US National Center for Health Statistics, and did post-doctoral training in epidemiology at McGill. He is also a member of the Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium. His research focuses on understanding population health and its social distribution, with specific interests in evidence construction, measuring health inequalities, global health, demography, cancer epidemiology, causal inference, and ethical issues in public health. His current research projects are on affordable childcare to empower Indian women and using natural expereiments to evaluate the impct of population health intercentions on health inequality.

More information on his research may be found on his personal website.


Sreeramareddy CT, Harper S, Ernsten L. Educational and wealth inequalities in tobacco use among men and women in 54 low-and-middle-income countries. Tobacco Control (in press).

Arsenault C, Harper S, Nandi A, Rodriguez JMM, Hansen PM, Johri M. An equity dashboard to monitor vaccination coverage for the Sustainable Development Goals. Bulletin of the World Health Organization (in press).

Jamieson L, Elani H, Mejia GC, Ju X, Kawachi I, Harper S, Thomson WM, Kaufman JS Inequalities in Indigenous oral health: findings from three countries. Journal of Dental Research (in press).

King NB, Harper S, Strumpf EC. Has the rise in disability insurance participation contributed to increased opioid-related mortality? Annals of Internal Medicine 2016 Aug 30. doi: 10.7326/M16-0918. [Epub ahead of print].

Hutcheon JA, Riddell C, Strumpf EC, Lee L, Harper S. Safety of labour and delivery following obstetrical service closures in small community hospitals in British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2016 Nov 7. doi:10.1503/cmaj.160461. [Epub ahead of print].