About

Biostatistics

I am a biostatistician, research methodologist and Associate Professor in the Departments of Oncology, and Health Research Methods, Evidence, & Impact (Formerly Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics) at McMaster University. My interests and expertise are in the design, conduct, monitoring, statistical analysis and reporting of randomized clinical trials.

I collaborate, consult and provide statistical and methodological leadership on diverse health research projects. Projects include randomized trials, diagnostic studies, pilot and feasibility studies, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, and clinical decision and prediction rules in clinical areas such as cancer, venous thromboembolism, surgery, critical care and emergency medicine.

I am also a senior biostatistician with the Ontario Clinical Oncology Group (OCOG), an academic clinical trials coordinating and methods organization that designs and conducts clinical trials in the areas of cancer and thrombosis. As part of the group, I provide statistical leadership for several randomized trials. For a full list of OCOG studies, please visit OCOG-Trials.

Other responsibilities include serving as an Associate Editor for Clinical Trials journal, serving on research ethics boards, grant funding panels including the CIHR and OICR, and Data Safety and Monitoring Boards for a number of clinical trials.

Education

PhD in Biostatistics (2014)

McMaster University

MSc in Biostatistics (2007)

Western University

BSc Co-op Mathematics & Statistics (2005)

McMaster University

Contact

Feel free to get in touch with me regarding collaboration, graduate student supervision or statistical consulting.