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): Purvis Hall, McGill University
1020 Pine Ave W., Montreal, Québec, H3A 1A2



Secondary: Centre for Clinical Epidemiology
Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital
3755 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Suite H485 Montréal, Québec, H3T 1E2

Telephone / Fax No.


(514) 340-8222 ext 28683
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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 accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships in pharmacoepidemiologic methods. Not currently accepting graduate students. 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 2020.



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

Curriculum Vitae


Updated February 2019



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