Robert PLATT


   McGill University

Albert Boehringer I Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology



   Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health


   Department of Pediatrics


   McGill University Health Centre Research Institute


   Montreal Children's Hospital Research Institute

Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital





Work Address


Primary (mailing): Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health
McGill University
2001 McGill College Avenue Suite 1200, Montr al, Qu bec, H3A 1G1



Secondary: Centre for Clinical Epidemiology
Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital
3755 C te Ste-Catherine Road, Suite H420 Montr al, Qu bec, H3T 1E2

Telephone / Fax No.


(514) 340-8222 ext 28683 (not checked frequently during the pandemic; please email)
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Web Page


robert DOT platt AT mcgill DOT ca



Research Interests


My research focuses on biostatistics and statistical methods for pharmacoepidemiology and perinatal epidemiology. Topics of specific interest include causal inference in observational studies, particularly large pharmacoepidemiologic studies. I am co-principal applicant and leader of the methods team for the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies.



I am not currently accepting graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. Prospective PhD students in biostatistics and in epidemiologic methods (with applications to pharmacoepidemiology and perinatal epidemiology) should feel free to contact me but I do not expect to have positions until fall 2025 at the earliest.



No current positions. I accept applications for data analyst positions on a rolling basis.

Curriculum Vitae


Updated spring 2024



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