Health Technology Assessment

Julia Goyal (j4goyal@uwaterloo.ca) ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Health technology assessment, or HTA, is a multidisciplinary approach to the systematic evaluation of health technologies. HTAs have now become a prominent element in health systems around the globe. The name may be misleading because health …

The Statistics Behind Everyday Science

Apery Kira (akirakal@uwaterloo.ca) __________________________________________________________________ Every day we hear and read about how a certain study shows (or does not show) evidence for something, but we do not usually consider whether commentators (or even the authors!) have interpreted the statistical results …

Why All The Excitement About Machine Learning and Public Health?

Ken Tran (ken.tran@uwaterloo.ca) ________________________________________________________________ ‘Machine learning’ is one of the most popular hi-tech buzzwords today! What really is machine learning and why should we be excited about its use in public health? Machine learning is not new. Since the invention …

A History of Epidemiology: Our Methodological Cornerstone

Tiffany Fitzpatrick (T.Fitzpatrick@utoronto.ca) —————————————————————————————————————– For those of us too young to remember, it’s hard to imagine a time when smoking was a status symbol and advertisements touted tobacco’s medical benefits. Imagine yourself as an epidemiologist or biostatistician in the 1950s. …

Ma première expérience de conférence de la SCEB

par Claire Demoury INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier Ma participation au congrès de la SCEB en juin 2015 était ma première expérience de conférence organisée par la Société Canadienne d’épidémiologie et de biostatistique.