Expert Qualifications

This expert's research career has been focused in the area of drug safety. As a clinical epidemiologist and pharmacologist, he uses large administrative databases in Canada and the United States as the main data source for his research. In the last ten years he has made significant contributions to this area quantifying rare drug adverse events with popular prescription drugs. His research has been used by the FDA, Health Canada and European Medicines Agency

Bio Snapshot

  • Location, BC
  • BS, Pharmacy, University of British Columbia
  • Pharm.D, Clinical Pharmacology, Idaho State University
  • MS, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Toronto
  • Post-Doc, Pharmacoepidemiology, McGill University
  • Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit Post-Doctoral Award, University of Toronto
  • Merck-Frosst award for presentation in the 17th Conference for International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Former, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Baycerst Center for Geriatric Care
  • Former, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Royal Victoria Hospital
  • Former, Research Associate, Center for Clinical Epidemiology, Vancouver General Hospital
  • Former, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine
  • Current, Journal Review: JAMA, BMJ, CMAJ, Annals of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
  • Current, Section Editor, Journal: Current Drug Safety

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