Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research (CEHCR)

Preparing future clinician scientists to conduct patient-oriented research and translate this knowledge into clinical practice.

Medical Team Discussion

CEHCR is designed to train individuals with a health professional background to become independent investigators.

Clinical epidemiology applies epidemiologic principles and methods to the delivery of healthcare, sometimes referred to as “the basic science of clinical medicine.” Clinical epidemiology covers a wide range of disciplines, emphasizing research on improving prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment in patients.

Students will learn the principles and methodologies of epidemiology to investigate gaps and barriers in patient care, test hypotheses, and translate their research into practice and health policy.

CEHCR has an international reputation for excellence in clinical, health services, knowledge translation, and decision sciences research. Graduates will join an extensive network of leaders in healthcare research, policy, and practice throughout Canada.

Program Highlights



Collaborate

Gain access to the program’s highly connected and integrated network, situated near the Faculty of Medicine, research institutes, and leading academic hospitals. 



Lead Research

Lead high-calibre research with the opportunity to publish in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. An ICES satellite is on campus, providing the opportunity for access to its extensive holdings of Ontario’s population health data.





Make Connections

Learn from internationally recognized faculty and make lasting connections in the field of clinical epidemiology and health service research.

CEHCR Careers

  • Since 1992, the program has graduated more than 500 students from varied backgrounds, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, chiropractory, physiotherapy, and midwifery, among others.
  • CEHCR graduates typically continue to practice clinically while pursuing careers as independent clinical investigators.
  • Our graduates hail from across Canada, the US, Mexico, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

Directors Past
and Present

CEHCR Directors are internationally recognized leaders that bring their expertise to the program and ensure graduates receive exceptional training in clinical, health services, knowledge translation, and decision sciences research.

Jill Tinmouth: 2020-Present (Associate Director 2017-2020)

Sindhu Johnson: 2020-Present Associate Director

Rob Fowler: 2015-2020 (Associate Director 2014-2015)

Sharon Dell: 2012-2015 (Associate Director 2010-2012)

Ahmed Bayoumi: 2006-2012 (Associate Director 2005-2006)

Gillian Hawker: 2000-2006

Claire Bombardier: 1988-2000

People from CEHCR

Latest Alumni Stories

Duminda Wijeysundera

Duminda Wijeysundera shares how CEHCR was the necessary springboard to an exciting and fulfilling career in academic healthcare.

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Michael Hillmer

Michael Hillmer shares three highlights that stood out as a learner: the supervision, training environment, and becoming a leading expert.

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Harindra Wijeysundera

Harindra Wijeysundera

Harindra Wijeysundera shares how CEHCR prepares researchers through a collaborative environment.

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Fahima Dossa

Fahima Dossa encourages CEHCR PhD students to dive in, and dive in deeply.

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Latest News

Research and Impact Day 2023 Event Graphic

Research and Impact Day 2023

March 22, 2023

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IHPME Celebrates International Women and Girls in Science Day

February 13, 2023

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IHPME Students Named 2022 Vanier Scholars

December 19, 2022

Students

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PhD students awarded Canada Graduate Scholarships from CIHR

May 13, 2022

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: A Q&A with surgeon-scientist-in-training Dr. Fahima Dossa

March 2, 2022

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‘It reminds me of the responsibility I have to my community in the future’: Opportunity Scholarship recipients committed to addressing health care disparities

October 26, 2021

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The undervalued potential of good Samaritans

July 20, 2021

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Spotlighting academic excellence and leadership: IHPME doctoral students named 2021 Vanier Scholars

July 15, 2021

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A rare honour: doctoral candidate wins Governor General’s Gold Medal for academic excellence

May 28, 2021

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Upcoming Events

IHPME's Research and Impact Day Event Poster with Details

2023 Research and Impact Day

Apr
19

Apr 19, 2023 from 8:30am-7pm (EDT)

University of Toronto

IHPME Events / IHPME-GSU Events

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Connect with CEHCR


CEHCR Program Director

Jill Tinmouth
Phone Number: 416-480-5910

Oversees management of the CEHCR program.

CEHCR Associate Director

Sindhu Johnson
Phone Number: 416-586-4800 ext. 8247

Co-leads the management of the Clinical Epidemiology and Healthcare Research (CEHCR) program.

CEHCR Program Assistant

Aileen O’Dowd
Phone Number: 416-946-8277
Email Address: clinepi.courses@​utoronto.ca

Manages the CEHCR courses including enrolment, grades, and access to Quercus

Graduate Administrator

Zoe Downie-Ross
Phone Number: (416) 946-3486
Email Address: ihpme.grad.admin@​utoronto.ca

Coordinates student records, graduate funding, and student-related awards

Graduate Admissions

Christina Lopez
Phone Number: (416) 978-1108
Email Address: ihpme.admissions@​utoronto.ca

Coordinates all IHPME admissions

Graduate Assistant

Nadia Ismail
Phone Number: (416) 946-4100
Email Address: ihpme.grad.assist@​utoronto.ca

Coordinates various graduate initiatives including defences, student events, and graduation

Graduate Placements

Christina Lopez
Phone Number: (416) 978-1108
Email Address: ihpme.placements@​utoronto.ca

Coordinates details involving student placement and experiential learning