Allan Donner, PhD, FRSC

Dr.Donner Professor Emeritus
P: 519.661.2111 ext: 86257
F: 519.661.3766


Research Interests

  •  My major interest is in biostatistical research as applied to problems which arise in epidemiology, health care research, and clinical trials. Recent examples include the investigation of the robustness of standard statistical methods to violations of the assumption of statistical independence, the development and evaluation of inference procedures for the analysis of family data, and inference methods for the kappa statistic.
  • I have a special interest in cluster randomization trials, and am co-author (with Neil Klar) of the text "Design and Analysis of Cluster Randomization Trials in Health Research" (Arnold Publishing Company, 2000).
  • Recent collaborative research has involved linkages with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland and the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, South Korea.


  • BSc Mathematics
  • MSc Statistics
  • PhD Statistics

Recent Research Grants

  • Statistical Methodology for Clustering Problems in the Health Sciences (NSERC)
  • Ethical and Policy Issued in Cluster Randomized Trials (CIHR)
  • A National Cluster Randomied Trial of a Tailored Multifaceted Intervention (CIHR)

Publications (selected)