Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI)

Formerly the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CE&B)

Welcome to the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), formerly the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CE&B). Recognizing that the CE&B name captured only some of the depth and breadth of disciplines and expertise in the department, we formally changed its name effective January 1, 2017.

The name is outcomes focused: we produce, synthesize, package, share, and support the best available research evidence in the health and health-related fields, and we undertake a variety of initiatives designed to achieve impacts at all levels within as well as across health systems. The name effectively connects us to the department's history in evidence-based medicine and the global impact that this and other departmental initiatives have had. Moreover, the new name captures the department's strategic goal of extending its leadership in developing new health research methods, generating and synthesizing actionable research evidence, and achieving impact.

MORE ABOUT HEI

HEI RECENT PUBLICATIONS 

HEI welcomes your enquiries, requests, comments, suggestions and proposals. Please contact the Chair at chairhei@mcmaster.ca


  • Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities

    , HSC 4E20

    Join Dr. George Weisz, Cotton-Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, Department of the Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University, as he leads this month's Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Speaker Series & Grand Rounds.

  • Meeting: Research in the intravenous drug user population

    , MDCL 2233

    Intravenous drug use is an important threat to health that can lead to many infectious and non-infectious complications. There are complex epidemiologic, social, and healthcare delivery challenges involved. Building on work that has been ongoing in Hamilton, with a focus on AGENDA 2020, you are invited to a meeting, chaired by Mark Loeb & Holger Schünemann, to develop a research program to help find solutions.

  • Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities

    , MDCL 3020

    Join Dr. Shelley McKellar, Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, as she leads this month's Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Speaker Series & Grand Rounds.

  • Janice Pogue Second Annual Lecture Series

    , DBCVSRI Auditorium - Hamilton

    Challenges in Modeling Associations Among Environmental and Behavioral Exposures and Health Outcomes

  • HEI Rounds: Satistics for Science’s Sake: Applications Motivating Methods

    , HSC 4E20

    Join Amy H. Herring, professor of Statistical Science at Duke University, for a special HEI Rounds.

  • HEI Annual Research Day

    , Hamilton

    The HEI world is rich in talent, ideas, and health research projects, and this day provides a key venue for appreciating the broad range of our activities.