• 2022 Highlights

    December 13, 2022
    This year our Department embraced changes, opened up to hybrid events and experienced many successes.

  • Digital epidemiologist Western’s newest Canada Research Chair

    November 16, 2022
    Tarun Katapally engages citizens using mobile technology to solve societal problems, address inequities

  • New Chair seeks to merge two disparate worlds

    November 02, 2022
    Nicole Redvers’ work is a delicate dance between two health perspectives that, till this point in time, haven’t quite been in step with each other. Redvers comes to Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry as associate professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and brings with her a new field of study as the University’s Western Research Chair and Director of Indigenous Planetary Health.

  • First combined PhD graduate uses the power of AI to bring care to those at risk

    October 20, 2022
    Jaky Kueper’s research brings together epidemiology and biostatistics with computer science

  • Western researchers selected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

    September 14, 2022
    Four Western researchers have been elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). Frank Beier, Dr. Ruth Lanius, Kathy Nixon Speechley and Nadine Wathen were among 71 individuals in the Canadian health sciences community to receive the honour.

  • Does Shiftwork Impact Cognitive Performance? Findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)

    September 07, 2022
    New research from our Department has found how shiftwork impacts cognitive performance. The article was published by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. In the large, nationally representative sample, the study found that shift workers showed poorer cognitive scores on tests for executive functioning, compared to non-shift workers.

  • Master’s student recipient of 2022 Women’s Health Scholars Award

    July 29, 2022
    At a time of unprecedented global migration, EpiBio MSc Candidate Jahin Khan’s research is aiming to better understand the factors that impact mental health for migrant women, specifically on how language may play a role in psychosis. Her work has been recognized with a 2022 Women’s Health Scholars Award from the Council of Ontario Universities. The award is one of eight across Ontario recognizing ground-breaking women’s health research.

  • New Western-led project probes health benefits of parks in Canada

    July 20, 2022
    The research team, led by Jason Gilliland, EpiBio cross appointed professor and director of Western’s Human Environments Analysis Lab (HEAL), and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Chris Lemieux, are quantifying the geographic accessibility to parks and protected areas across the country, investigating the quality of experiences in these spaces, and uncovering the policy barriers to equal participation in parks, protected areas and recreational opportunities.

  • Feature: Students prepare for the future through MD+ graduate training

    July 19, 2022
    Two Schulich Medicine & Dentistry School students will be taking part in the MD+ graduate training program this year. This is the program’s first year and the two students –Temitope (Temi) Akintola and Curtis Jeffrey – have both chosen the Basic Sciences Master’s in our EpiBio Department.

  • Announcement: Drs. Craig Campbell and Ram Singh have been reappointed Co-Chair/Chiefs of the Department of Paediatrics

    July 04, 2022
    Dr Craig Campbell, cross appointee with the EpiBio department, has been reappointed Interim Co-Chair/Chief of the Department of Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective July 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 or until a permanent Chair/Chief is appointed.

  • World Refugee Day: Building knowledge and trust to support refugee care

    June 22, 2022
    With refugee numbers surging worldwide and Canada pledging to increase its intake to unprecedented numbers, Canadian doctors need new skills and greater insight into trauma in order to care for vulnerable newcomers, says Dr. Kevin Pottie, Western University's Ian McWhinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies and EpiBio Cross-Appointee.

  • Learning bundles a gift of Indigenous knowledge

    June 21, 2022
    Indigenous peoples affiliated with Western have created six teaching modules instructors can use to share Indigenous knowledge and worldviews in their classrooms. Called learning bundles – an homage to traditional Indigenous bundles that contain Indigenous teachings and medicines – they are intended to enrich and Indigenize the curriculum at Western.

  • Congratulations to our 2022 Graduates

    June 20, 2022
    Please join us in congratulating all the students who have graduated from our programs in 2022.

  • Points to Consider for Diagnosis and Management of Autoinflammatory Type I Interferonopathies

    June 15, 2022
    Two new recommendations from the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR) and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) for the management of two groups of such autoinflammatory diseases: interleukin-1-mediated and Type-I interferonopathies were recently published.

  • Recent immigrants less likely to have family doctor, study shows

    June 07, 2022
    Research from Western University, recently published in BMC Primary Care, shows that new immigrants to Canada are almost half as likely to have a family physician than established immigrants.

  • Expert insight: What is monkeypox and what does the public need to know?

    June 06, 2022
    Dr. Sameer Elsayed answers questions on monkeypox including, what are the symptoms? And does the smallpox vaccine prevent it?

  • Announcement: Dr. Vladimir Hachinski honoured with 2022 Potamkin Prize

    May 20, 2022
    Often described as the “Nobel Prize of Alzheimer’s Research,” the Potamkin Prize recognizes the achievements of scientific researchers who do innovative work, find ground-breaking discoveries and push forward the field of study in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and related brain degenerative diseases. Dr. Hachinski is a Distinguished University Professor in Clinical Neurological Sciences and Epidemiology & Biostatistics.

  • New study shows significant gains from computer-based depression treatment

    May 18, 2022
    The study, published in JAMA Network Open, involved a clinical trial of 175 adult patients in the U.S., of which the majority (61.5 per cent) are in the low-income category, with low educational attainment and limited access to the internet – a relatively deprived and underrepresented segment in clinical trials, study co-author Shehzad Ali, professor at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, said. Nearly 85 per cent of participants also identified as belonging to racial and ethnic minority groups.

  • New census report offers first-time insight on gender diversity

    May 04, 2022
    Western researcher Greta Bauer weighs in on historic report, says more work could be done

  • Feature: Bringing world perspectives to research

    April 28, 2022
    Dr. Saverio Stranges is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment, as well as championing research with global impact, as he begins his second term as Chair, Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

  • Students bring home prize at the Proteus Innovation Competition

    April 22, 2022
    Ronald Cheung, Eastelle Ding and Clara Sun, along with their teammates, were among the top prize winners for their commercialization plan for the dynamic cardiovascular imaging for rapid patient treatment planning technology.

  • Driving randomized trials for global impact

    April 21, 2022
    Dr. Amit Garg is leading a new initiative that will support and enable researchers to conduct randomized trials that directly influence health care.

  • Global vaccine equity key to ending COVID-19 pandemic

    February 02, 2022
    As the COVID-19 crisis continues around the world, public health and infectious disease experts at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are pushing for global vaccine equity to end the pandemic.

  • How can we improve mental health at the population level?

    January 28, 2022
    Kelly Anderson, PhD, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Public Mental Health Research, is using population data to better understand the distribution of mental health disorders and patterns of service use.