Clinical Epidemiology

Analytical research into the statistical patterns and trends of disease.

  • Strategic Training & Research (STAR) Program in Clinical Epidemiology
    (Training the next generation of clinician-scientists, for clinical research and population health research)
  • Applied Clinical Epidemiology Program
    (Application of research into clinical practice)
  • Integrated Research Methodology for Evidence-Based Medicine
    (Advancing research methodology across all sub-disciplines of medicine; includes informatics; cost analyses; biostatistics; health outcomes; meta-analytic methods)
  • Collaborative Program in Global Health
  • Health Outcomes Research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology-in-Action Program (Responding to pharmacologic concerns in patient populations)
  • Biostatics Consulting Unit/Core Facility
  • Technology Assessment Unit

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Clinical Epidemiology Division ensures a comprehensive and integrated approach to patient-centered health, using analytical research into the statistical patterns and trends of disease.


Clinical Epidemiology engages clinician-scientists from clinical specialties across the MUHC in rigorously designing, implementing and analyzing research enquiries which are aimed at improving the health and health care of patients. For example, under the leadership of Dr. Louise Pilote, Dr. Steven Grover and Dr. Jay Brophy, improved cardiovascular outcomes followed from assessments of prescription policies, individualized online assessments of risk, and evaluation of interactions between medications. 

Health Outcomes

Dr. Robyn Tamblyn and her Health Outcomes team are developing new ways to improve physician decision-making using informatics tools. 

These examples illustrate the pioneering research produced by Division members, whose findings incorporate statistical information drawn from MUHC patient populations. 


These research partnerships are crucial in enabling the MUHC to be a leader in personalized medicine, achieved through analysis and innovation. In addition, they build an ever-increasing capacity of clinical expertise reflecting the strengths of the MUHC.