RESEARCH INTERESTS: Population and public health; chronic disease prevention; child obesity; measurement; developmental origins of health and disease: women’s and children’s health; nutritional and life-course epidemiology
Statistics Director, Population Health Research Institute
RESEARCH INTERESTS: non-parametric methods; observer agreement; multilevel analysis; global health; methodology for clinical trials; injury statistics; statistical graphics; methodology for clinical epidemiology; meta regression
Scientific Manager, Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)
RESEARCH INTERESTS: population level oral health across the lifespan; public health interventions to improve population level oral health across the lifespan; sugary drink, tobacco use, and dental insurance programs and policy; prioritization of a minimum functional dentition
RESEARCH INTERESTS: biostatistics; survival analysis; machine learning; missing data and multiple imputation; multivariate modelling; population and public health; epidemiology; design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies
Principal Investigator, Population Health Program, Population Health Research Institute
Dr. Mente is currently working in the Population Urban and Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: nutrition and cardiovascular disease; nutritional biomarkers; role of essential minerals (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium) and dietary fatty acids in cardiovascular diseases in populations around the world
Dr Meyre is an internationally recognized expert in genetic epidemiology of metabolic diseases.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Genetic epidemiology; identification of novel susceptibility genes using high-throughput sequencing / genotyping approaches in populations representative of the worldwide ethnic background; a better understanding of the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying the development of metabolic diseases; the interactions between genes and specific environmental exposures; and the usefulness of genetic information in clinical applications (prevention and care)
Scientific Director, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging & Principal Investigator, Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Epidemiology; population health / public health; dementia and aging; methodology, meta-analysis, and systematic review; geriatric epidemiology; caregiver health; injury research and prevention.
Anesthesia & Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
RESEARCH INTERESTS: perioperative medicine; perioperative predictve models; perioperative hemodynamic
cardiac surgery; causal inference in observational studies; statistical determination of thresholds; validation and calibration of predictive model Big data analysis
Departments of Medicine, Pathology and Molecular Medicine and Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Division Director, Infectious Diseases
Chair of the Master of Science Health Research Methodology Program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Epidemiologic and genomic population-based studies on viral infectious including influenza, West Nile, and dengue. Current projects include an NIH population genetics research program, a CIHR funded cluster randomized controlled trial to reduce spread of influenza by immunizing children in Hutterite colonies, and a CIHR funded influenza pandemic team grant to establish natural history as well as immunologic and genetic determinants of influenza infection.
Medicine, Division of Cardiology & Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Distinguished University Professor
Executive Director, Population Health Research Institute and Chief Scientist, Hamilton Health Sciences
Dr. Yusuf has led over 60 major international studies in over 100 countries and several of these have changed medical practice. He was the second most cited researcher in the world for 2011 and has the 17th highest H factor in history.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: societal, behavioral, biologic, and genetic determinants of population health in global populations
Dr. Conen is a trained Internist and clinical cardiologist from Basel, Switzerland. He sees patients in an inpatient and outpatient setting for cardiology, CCU and perioperative medicine.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dr. Conen is involved in large epidemiological cohort studies which study risk factors for the occurrence of atrial fibrillation and its consequences. He is also interested in clinical trials on therapies to prevent atrial fibrillation and the complications associated with arrhythmia. He is the Principal Investigator of a large national cohort study to assess the relationship between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline (Swiss-AF). He lead a large cohort study of young, healthy individuals (GAPP), focusing on assessing risk factors for the development of cardiovascular risk factors in the general population.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Exploring ways of improving the way that we use our current anticoagulant drugs, including exploring established and novel interventions to mitigate bleeding and anticoagulant drugs in high-risk patient populations; Developing systematic reviews of key questions in hematology and thrombosis and basing guidelines on those reviews.
Director of Arrhythmia Services, Hamilton General Hospital
Dr. Healey is director of arrhythmia services at HHS, professor of Medicine and the PHRI Chair in Cardiology Research. He sees patients in specialized outpatient clinics for interited arrhythmias, cardiac sarcoidosis and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dr. Healey's research interest is focused on atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention. He was the lead author of the ASSERT trial which demonstrated the increased stroke risk associated with sub-clinical atrial fibrillation detected by pacemakers. He was also lead author of the SIMPLE trial which demonstrated that implantable defibrillators could be safely inserted without performing intra-operative defibrillation testing.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: population-level measurement of children’s developmental health at school entry: methodology, outcomes and correlates; individual, community and policy impact on children’s development; transition to school for children with special needs
Director, Offord Centre for Child Studies; Head, Academic Division of Child Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences; Chief, Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, McMaster Children's Hospital
RESEARCH INTERESTS: single-parent families; disadvantaged children; group therapies; effectiveness studies; child & adolescent psychiatry
Dr. Van Spall's areas of expertise are knowledge translation, health services research, pragmatic clinical trials, databases, heart failure and echocardiography. She mentors students at all levels within the Department of Medicine.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Developing, implementing, and testing new models of care for patients with chronic cardiovascular disease.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: health policymaking; knowledge translation; governance; performance reporting for health systems and organizations; quality of care; accreditation; patient safety; human resources for health
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact & Medicine
RESEARCH INTERESTS: development of methodologies and applications of logic, critical thinking, decision-making and communication in health sciences; enhancement of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based public health; health policies and program evaluations; decision-oriented (bedside) clinical research
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences; Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact & Medicine
Head, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry; Director, Offord Centre of Child Studies; member, Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network (CAIRN)
Dr. Szatmari's investigative interests fall broadly into areas of psychiatric and genetic epidemiology
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Preschool children with autism and other forms of pervasive developmental disorders (development of these children and factors associated with good outcome); genetic etiology of autism