Seminars are held on
Fridays at 1:30-2:30 pm in the Kresge Building, Room K203
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is dedicated to the expert application and teaching of epidemiological and health services research methods, and to the discovery of new research methods, to improve population health.
We offer MSc and PhD degrees in the fields of: Biostatistics; Clinical Epidemiology; Health Services and Policy Research; Population Epidemiology. The department also offers a Collaborative Graduate Program in Biostatistics with the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences. Ours is one of the oldest graduate programs in Canada, having graduated our first Master's student in 1947 and our first Doctoral student in 1950.
We are introducing a new undergraduate Honors Specialization module in the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) program. This module is currently under review. Pending approval by Western's Senate, we will be admitting our first 3rd year class in September 2013. The brochure for our new undergraduate program can be found here.
Our department boasts a thriving research environment. Our faculty epidemiologists have externally funded (predominantly CIHR or SSHRC) research programs in specific health areasof interests and are expert in the application of a number of health and health research methods. Our faculty biostatisticians have externally funded (NSERC) research programs directed towards the development of new methods applicable to health and health services research.
Also from this web page:
April 24, 2013 - Congratulations to MSc candidate Michael Taylor winner of the Western 3-Minute Thesis competition and Western's representative at the provincial 3-Minute Thesis competition.
November 17, 2012 - We will be at Fall Preview Day to meet with students about our Graduate and new Undergraduate programs.
October 2012 - Congratulations to Ayden Scheim, winner of the 2011 - 2012 Carol Buck Graduate Scholarship in Epidemiology.
July 2012 - Congratulations to PhD Candidate, Matthew Meyer, winner of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious doctoral student scholarship.
June 2012 - Congratulations to Dr. Kathy Nixon Speechley, promotion to Professor.
April 2012 - Congratulations to MSc candidates Alvin Li & Sonia Thomas, winners of the Health Council of Canada's Health Innovation Challenge.