About Me

Biostatistics

I am a Biostatistician and Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology and the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, & Impact (formerly Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

I completed an MSc degree (Biostatistics) in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Western Ontario (Western University), and PhD in Health Research Methods (Biostatistics) in the department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McMaster University.

Research

My research interests and expertise are in clinical trial design, conduct, monitoring, statistical analysis and reporting.

I am a faculty biostatistician with the Ontario Clinical Oncology Group (OCOG), an academic cooperative clinical trials methods and coordinating group that works with a network of national and international investigators to design and carry out clinical trials in the areas of cancer and venous thromboembolism. I am the lead statistician for many trials of these trials. For a full list of OCOG studies, please visit OCOG-Trials. I also serve as the Data Coordinating Centre PI for the NIH-funded C-TRACT (Chronic Venous Thrombosis: Relief With Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Therapy) trial.

My other research activities include work on diagnostic studies, pilot and feasibility studies, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, and clinical decision and prediction rules. I have collaborated and consulted on numerous projects in a variety of clinical areas, such as cancer, venous thromboembolism, surgery, critical care and emergency medicine.

Publications

A full list of my publications can be found on my Zotero page. Similar listings can be found on PubMed or Google Scholar.

Teaching/Student Supervision

I teach biostatistics and health research methods in the graduate Health Research Methodology Program (HRM) in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, & Impact at McMaster University. Currently, I contribute to the following courses:

HRM 730 – Introduction to Research Methods for Randomized Controlled Trials
HRM 733 – Statistical and Methodological Issues in Randomized Clinical Trials
HRM 739 – Biostatistical Collaboration
HRM 723 – Regression Analysis
HRM 777 – Methods for Diagnostic and Prognostic Research

In addition, I supervise graduate students (MSc and PhD) through the HRM program as well.

Biostatistical Consulting & Collaboration

For collaboration or consultation on research projects, please reach out using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Resources

Statistical and Methodological Blogs

datamethods.org – discussion forum for data methodologists, clinical trialists and clinical researchers
Statistical Thinking – Frank Harrell
Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science – Andrew Gelman
The Stats Geek – Jonathan Bartlett
Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication – Winton Centre
Error Statistics Philosophy – Deborah Mayo

Contact

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