RESEARCH INTERESTS: Health promotion; behaviour change; chronic disease prevention and management; mental health; aging; health policy; health systems strengthening; public health; primary care; ecological approaches to health
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
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
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.
Medicine, Nephrology; Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Clinical interests: glomerulonephritis, systemic vasculitis, and end-stage kidney disease
RESEARCH INTERESTS: epidemiology of glomerulonephritis and vasculitis, and outcomes of kidney failure; clinical trials in glomerulonephritis, vasculitis, cardiovascular disease, and symptoms of kidney failure; clinical trial methodology
Medicine, Cardiology; Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Distinguished University Professor
Executive Director, Population Health Research Institute; HSF/Marion W. Burke Chair in Cardiovascular Disease; 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
Chair, Department of Medicine; Leo Pharma Chair in Thromboembolism Research; Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Pathology and Molecular Medicine associate member
Dr Crowther is currently chair of the Department of Medicine at McMaster University and holds the Leo Pharma Chair in Thromboembolism Research at McMaster University.
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.
PHRI Chair in Cardiology Research; Cardiology Division DIrector; 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: Health care financing, particularly public and private roles in health care financing; equity in health care; resource allocation and funding in the health sector; normative economic analysis in the health sector; experimental methods in health economics
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
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences
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.
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences
Psychiatric epidemiology and children’s mental health services research
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Child & youth mental health; psychiatric epidemiology; measurement; health services research; population & public health; social determinants of health; multilevel analysis; community-based mental health services; population studies; epidemiological methods
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
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)
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