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Tim Ramsay, PhD


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Jodi Peters
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Tim Ramsay

Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Scientific Director, the Ottawa Methods Centre
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Associate Director, Training and Education of Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Research Interests

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Mathematics
  • Numerical analysis
  • Risk assessement

Brief Biography

Dr. Tim Ramsay has a PhD in biostatistics and is a Senior Scientist with the Clinical Epidemiology Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, as well as an Assistant Professor with the University of Ottawa’s School of Epidemiology, Public Health, and Preventative Medicine. He is Scientific Director of the Ottawa Methods Centre, a group of statisticians, information technology specialists, epidemiologists, and health-care economists that supports clinical research at The Ottawa Hospital and across Ontario through the CIHR-funded Strategy for Patient Oriented Research. Over the past five years, Dr. Ramsay has been an author on 138 peer-reviewed publications and has been a co-investigator on 57 peer-reviewed grants totaling over $38.5 million.

Selected Publications

    1. van Beinum A, Hornby L, Ramsay T, Ward R, Shemie SD, Dhanani S. Exploration of Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy in Canadian Intensive Care Units. J Intensive Care Med. 2016 May;31(4):243-51.
    2. Knoll GA, Fergusson D, Chassé M, Hebert P, Wells G, Tibbles LA, Treleaven D, Holland D, White C, Muirhead N, Cantarovich M, Paquet M, Kiberd B, Gourishankar S, Shapiro J, Prasad R, Cole E, Pilmore H, Cronin V, Hogan D, Ramsay T, Gill J. Ramipril versus placebo in kidney transplant patients with proteinuria: a multicentre, double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016 Apr;4(4):318-26.
    3. Tuttle AH, Tohyama S, Ramsay T, Kimmelman J, Schweinhardt P, Bennett GJ, Mogil JS. Increasing placebo responses over time in U.S. clinical trials of neuropathic pain. Pain. 2015 Dec;156(12):2616-26.
    4. Ivanovic J, Anstee C, Ramsay T, Gilbert S, Maziak DE, Shamji FM, Sundaresan RS, Villeneuve PJ, Seely AJ. Using Surgeon-Specific Outcome Reports and Positive Deviance for Continuous Quality Improvement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Oct;100(4):1188-95
    5. van Beinum A, Hornby L, Ward R, Ramsay T, Dhanani S. Variations in the operational process of withdrawal of life sustaining therapy. Crit Care Med. 2015 Oct;43(10):e450-7

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest

Addiction; Alzheimer's; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Anxiety; Ataxia; Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); Autism; Bipolar; Brain and neuromuscular disease; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Colorectal cancer; Concussion; Concussion; Cystic fibrosis; Dementia; Depression; Dystonia; HIV; Immigrant and refugee health; Indigenous peoples health; Influenza; Kidney disease; Lung cancer; Macular degeneration; Men's health; Multiple sclerosis; Muscular dystrophy; Myasthenia gravis; Obesity; Ovarian cancer; Parkinson's; Pulmonary hypertension; Septic shock; Septic shock; Spinal cord injury

Research and clinical approaches

Behaviour; Biomaterials; Biostatistics; Cell therapy; Clinical decision rules; Clinical research; Clinical trials; Cohort studies; Critical care; Drug development; Emergency medicine; Epidemiology; Health professional behaviour change; Health promotion; Health research methods; Health services research; Health technology; Immunization; Immunization; Immunotherapy; Immunotherapy; Nursing; Palliative care; Patient decision aids; Pharmacology; Pharmacy; Prevention; Psychology; Psychometrics; Public health; Qualitative methods; Quality Improvement; Regenerative medicine; Regenerative medicine; Rehabilitation; Risk assessment; Shared decision making; Surgery; Surveys; Systematic reviews; Transfusions; Translational research; Transplantation; Viral therapy; Viral therapy