Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health

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Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health

Location

Location

Core Medical Courses

Core Medical Courses

This Department contributes to the multidisciplinary curriculum components of Fundamentals of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD), Transition to Clinical Practice (TCP), and Clerkship components of the M.D.,C.M. program. In addition, see the Elective Program for elective opportunities in epidemiology and community health.

Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Lectures and small group tutorials cover basic principles of epidemiology and biostatistics as applied in clinical and community settings. Included are research design and methods, dealing with bias and confounding, screening and risk appraisal, statistics, and critical appraisal of the literature.

Clinical Electives in Public Health & Preventive Medicine (DSP de Montréal)

Clinical Electives in Public Health & Preventive Medicine (DSP de Montréal)

Elective rotations are available to medical students at the Montreal public health department under the supervision of Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialists and family physicians. In general, rotations are built around a core of health protection in communicable diseases or environmental health, including exposure to on-call duties, health surveillance activities, and epidemiological investigations. Interested students may also choose to explore activities in disease prevention or health promotion, depending on their particular interests.

Postgraduate Medical Education (Residency in Public Health & Preventive Medicine)

Postgraduate Medical Education (Residency in Public Health & Preventive Medicine)

The McGill residency program in Public Health & Preventive Medicine trains specialists to identify health problems in populations; to plan, implement, and evaluate programs to promote health and control disease; and to apply this knowledge to community-oriented clinical practice. The practice of public health and preventive medicine requires the development of knowledge in several academic fields (epidemiology, statistics, administration, and economics) and skills in different fields of practice such as public health surveillance, clinical preventive medicine, health care policy, health services organization, health promotion, prevention and control of infectious diseases, and occupational and environmental health.

For more information, please consult the Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health website.

Graduate Courses in Epidemiology

Graduate Courses in Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health and disease. It is a basic science to clinical medicine, public health, and health services research. Our graduate programs have been offered since the 1960s and are known for their strong quantitative and methodological content, as applied to a variety of health areas. We offer education and research training in the etiology, management and prevention of diseases, and the promotion of health. Areas of strength include:

  • clinical epidemiology;
  • pharmacoepidemiology;
  • cancer;
  • cardiovascular, respiratory, perinatal, environmental, and occupational epidemiology;
  • clinical trials;
  • health services research;
  • social epidemiology;
  • public and population health;
  • infectious diseases;
  • neuroepidemiology;
  • psychiatric epidemiology;
  • global health;
  • clinical and health research informatics;
  • genetic and molecular epidemiology.

The Department offers two degree programs of study in Epidemiology: M.Sc.(Thesis) and Ph.D. See the Faculty of Medicine's Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies section for descriptions of courses and programs.

Graduate Courses in Biostatistics

Graduate Courses in Biostatistics

Biostatistics is the study of statistics and statistical methods with application to the biomedical environment. The department has one of the largest concentrations of Ph.D. statisticians in any Canadian medical school. They receive funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and from other federal and provincial agencies that fund research in the quantitative and health sciences. The research focus of faculty members is on the development of new statistical methods for the collection and analysis of clinical and epidemiologic research data. The Department offers three programs in Biostatistics: M.Sc.(Thesis), M.Sc.(Non-Thesis), and Ph.D. See the Faculty of Medicine's Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies section for descriptions of courses and programs.

Graduate Courses in Public Health (M.Sc.P.H.)

Graduate Courses in Public Health (M.Sc.P.H.)

The mission of the Master of Science in Public Health is to train outstanding public and population health professionals and future leaders by offering a rigorous academic program in methods, research, and practice. Students will study the foundations and principles of epidemiology and biostatistics, as applied to public health research and practice, in order to design, conduct, and analyze population-based, environmental, clinical, policy, and methodological public health-related research. See the Faculty of Medicine's Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies section for descriptions of courses and programs.

Graduate Courses in Occupational Health

Graduate Courses in Occupational Health

McGill is known for its pioneering research in occupational hazards associated with agents such as respirable dust, chemical hazards, and radiation. The M.Sc. (Applied) and Ph.D. programs in Occupational Health are multidisciplinary and involve engineering, chemistry, ergonomics, epidemiology, and occupational health. The applied programs educate practitioners in occupational health and safety and in industrial hygiene who will be capable of evaluating the work environment and its hazards and of proposing appropriate methods of prevention and control. A part-time "distance education" option is a particularly attractive feature of the Master’s program, for practitioners already working in the field who wish to enhance their theoretical and practical knowledge base. The research programs train independent researchers in the field of occupational health and safety, and workplace environmental sciences. Note: We are not accepting applications for the Occupational Health Ph.D. or the M.Sc.A.(Distance) programs until further notice. See the Faculty of Medicine's Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies section for descriptions of courses and programs.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated May. 18, 2016) (disclaimer)

Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Faculty

Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Faculty

Chair
G. Paradis
Emeritus Professors
M.R. Becklake; M.B.B.Ch., M.D.(Witw.), F.R.C.P.
J.F. Boivin; M.D.(Laval), S.M., Sc.D.(Harv.)
A. Lippman; B.A.(Cornell), Ph.D.(McG.)
J. McCusker; M.D.,C.M.(McG.), M.P.H., Ph.D.(Col.)
I.B. Pless; B.A., M.D.(W. Ont.)
S.H. Shapiro; B.S.(Bucknell), M.S., Ph.D.(Stan.)
G. Thériault; M.D.(Laval), M.I.H., Dr.P.H.(Harv.)
S. Wood-Dauphinee; B.Sc.(Phys.Ther.), Dip.Ed., M.Sc.(A.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Professors Post-Retirement
J.F. Boivin; M.D.(Laval), S.M., Sc.D.(Harv.)
A. Ciampi; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Qu.), Ph.D.(Rome)
A. Lippman; B.A.(Cornell), Ph.D.(McG.)
J. McCusker; M.D.,C.M.(McG.), M.P.H., Ph.D.(Col.)
I.B. Pless; B.A., M.D.(W. Ont.)
G. Thériault; M.D.(Laval), M.I.H., Dr.P.H.(Harv.)
S. Wood-Dauphinee; B.Sc.(Phys.Ther.), Dip.Ed., M.Sc.(A.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Professors
M. Abrahamowicz; Ph.D.(Cracow) (James McGill Professor)
J. Brophy; B.Eng.(McG.), M.Eng., M.D.(McM.), Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Medicine)
E.L.F. Franco; M.P.H., Dr.P.H.(Chapel Hill) (joint appt. with Oncology) (James McGill Professor)
R. Fuhrer; B.A.(CUNY (Brooklyn Coll.)), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Calif.-San Francisco)
T.W. Gyorkos; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc.(Bishop’s), Ph.D.(McG.)
J.A. Hanley; B.Sc., M.Sc.(N.U.I.), Ph.D.(Wat.)
C. Infante-Rivard; M.D.(Montr.), M.P.H.(Calif.-LA), Ph.D.(McG.), F.R.C.P.(C) (James McGill Professor)
L. Joseph; M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
J. Kaufman; B.A.(Johns Hop.), Ph.D.(Mich.) (Canada Research Chair)
M.S. Kramer; B.A.(Chic.), M.D.(Yale) (joint appt. with Pediatrics) (James McGill Professor)
R. Menzies; M.D.,C.M., M.Sc.(McG.) (joint appt. with Medicine)
O.S. Miettinen; M.D.(Helsinki), M.P.H., M.S., Ph.D.(Minn.) (on leave Jan. to Dec. 2016)
M. Pai; M.B.B.S.(Stanley Med. Coll.), M.D.(Christian Medical Coll.), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.) (Canada Research Chair)
G. Paradis; M.D.(Montr.), M.Sc.(McG.) (Strathcona Prof. in Epidemiology)
R.W. Platt; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc.(Manit.), Ph.D.(Wash.) (joint. appt. with Pediatrics) (Albert Boehringer 1st Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology)
S. Suissa; M.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Flor.) (joint appt. with Medicine) (James McGill Professor)
R. Tamblyn; M.Sc.(McM.), Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Medicine) (James McGill Professor)
C. Wolfson; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Medicine)
Associate Professors
A. Adrien; M.D., M.Sc.(McG.)
R. Allard; B.A.(Montr.), M.D.,C.M., M.Sc.(McG.)
O. Basso; Ph.D.(Milan) (joint appt. with Obstetrics and Gynecology)
A. Benedetti; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Medicine) (on leave Sept. 2016 to Aug. 2017)
D. Buckeridge; M.D.(Qu.), M.Sc.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Stan.) (CIHR Applied Public Health Chair) (on leave May to Oct. 2016)
J. Cox; B.Sc., B.A., M.D.(Dal.), M.Sc.(McG), C.C.F.P., F.R.C.P.(C)
N. Dendukuri; M.Sc.(Indian IT), Ph.D.(McG.) (PT) (joint appt. with Medicine)
C. Greenwood; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc.(Wat.), Ph.D.(Tor.) (joint appt. with Oncology)
S. Harper; B.A.(Westminster Coll.), M.S.P.H.(S. Carolina), Ph.D.(Mich.) (on leave Sept. 2016 to Aug. 2017)
P. Héroux; B.Sc.(Laval), M.Sc., Ph.D.(I.N.R.S.)
E.E.M. Moodie; B.A.(Winn.), M.Phil.(Camb.), Ph.D.(Wash.) (William Dawson Scholar)
A. Nandi; B.S.(Coll. of New Jersey), M.P.H.(Col.), Ph.D.(Johns Hop.) (joint appt. with Institute for Health and Social Policy) (Canada Research Chair)
C. Quach-Thanh; M.D.(Montr.), M.Sc.(McG.) (joint appt. with Pediatrics)
A. Quesnel-Vallée; B.A., M.Sc.(Montr.), M.A., Ph.D.(Duke) (joint appt. with Sociology) (Canada Research Chair)
M. Rossignol; B.Sc., M.D.(Sher.), M.Sc.(McG.)
A. Schmidt; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Federal Rio de Janeiro), Ph.D.(Sheff.)
E. Strumpf; B.A.(Smith), Ph.D.(Harv.) (joint appt. with Economics) (William Dawson Scholar)
P. Tousignant; B.A., M.D.(Laval), M.Sc.(McG.), F.R.C.P.(C) (PT)
Assistant Professors
J. Baumgartner; B.A.(Wisc.), M.Sc.(Harv.), Ph.D.(Wisc.) (joint appt. with Institute of Health and Social Policy) (CIHR New Investigator)
P. Chaudhuri; B.Sc.(Presidency); M.Stat.(Indian Statistical Institute), M.S., Ph.D.(Wash.)
J. Chevrier; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Laval), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.) (Canada Research Chair)
K. Dehghani; B.Sc.(SUNY), M.Sc.(N’western), M.D.(Tor.), M.Sc.P.H.(Harv.), C.C.F.P.(C), F.R.C.P.(C)
D. Kaiser; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M., M.Sc.(McG.)
S. Martin; M.D.(Tor.), M.Sc.(McG.) (PT)
L. Patry; B.Sc., M.D.(Laval), F.R.C.P.(C) (PT)
F. Richer; B.Sc., M.D.(Ott.), M.Sc.(McG.), F.R.C.P.(C)
G. Tan; D.Phil.(Oxf.) (PT)
S. Weichenthal; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Oncology)
S. Yang; B.A.(Ajou), M.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Mich.)
Associate Members
Biomedical Ethics Unit: J. Kimmelman, N. King
Dentistry: P. Allison, J. Feine
Dietetics and Human Nutrition: N. Basu
Family Medicine: A. Andermann, J. Haggerty, M.J.R. Lajoie, E. Robinson
Geography: N. Ross
Medicine: J. Afilalo, A. Barkun, M. Behr, S. Bernatsky, J. Bourbeau, P. Brassard, K. Dasgupta, M. Eisenberg, P. Ernst, K. Filion, M. Goldberg, C. Greenaway, S. Kahn, M. Kaminska, M. Klein, T.C. Lee, A. Marelli, N. Mayo, S. Morin, N. Pant Pai, J. Pickering, L. Pilote, E. Rahme, B. Richards, R. Sapir-Pichhadze, K. Schwartzman, M. Sewitch, I. Shrier, V. Tagalakis, G. Thanassoulis
Neurology and Neurosurgery: C, Renoux
Ob/Gyn: H. Abenhaim, R. Gagnon
Oncology: L. Azoulay
Pathology: B. Case
Pediatrics: M. Ben Shoshan, E. Constantin, G. Dougherty, P. Fontela, B. Foster, P.T-S. Lee, M. Zappitelli
Physical and Occupational Therapy: S. Ahmed, A. Bussieres
Psychiatry: E. Latimer, A. Malla, N. Schmitz, B. Thombs
Sociology: S. Clark
Surgery: D. Deckelbaum
Lecturers
J.P. Courteau, M. Kafka, C. Kom Mogto, S.-A. Mercure, C. Paquette, N. Savard, N. Titri, W. Wood
Adjunct Professors
Asociación Civil Selva Amazónica Peru: M. Casapia
Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH: D. Bartels
Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada: A.A. Tahami Monfared
Caro Research: J. Caro
Contex: J.P. Gauvin
DSP: M. Baillargeon, C. Dea, G. Denis, A. Kossowski, R. Lessard, R. Massé, S. Palmieri, S. Perron, M. Roy
Harvard Univ.: J. Brownstein
Hôpital Ste. Justine: M. Henderson
Independent: I. Arnold, J. Lemke, M. Schweigert, L. Scott
INESSS: D. Roy
INSPQ: E. Lo, P. Robillard, S. Stock
Montreal Chest Hospital Centre: P. Rohan
Mount Sinai: M. Baltzan
NIPHQ: C. Stich
Sanexen: P. Simon
Shire Inc.: A. Koutsavlis
Univ. of Calgary: A Clarke
Univ. Medisch Centrum: P. Bruijning-Verhagen
Univ. de Montréal: M.E. Schnitzer, J. Siemiatycki
Univ. de Sherbrooke: C. Rochefort
Univ. of Lausanne: A. Chiolero
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 18, 2016) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Medicine—2016-2017 (last updated May. 18, 2016) (disclaimer)