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Peter Tugwell, O.C., MD, FRCPC
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Peter Tugwell

Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Director, Centre for Global Health
University of Ottawa
Co-Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity
Bruyere Research Institute
Professor, Medicine
University of Ottawa
Professor, Epidemiology & Community Medicine
University of Ottawa

Research Interests

  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Global Health: Methods for summarising and dissemination of systematic reviews of educational, health, legal and social strategies to reduce inequitable inequalities in health in individuals and populations
  • Clinical Trials and Outcome Measures in Rheumatology
  • Knowledge Translation

Brief Biography

Dr. Peter Tugwell is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa and is a practicing rheumatologist at the Ottawa Hospital. In 2001, he became Director for the Centre for Global Health at the Institute of Population Health. He has built a research program and multidisciplinary team around his Canada Research Chair in Health Equity.

Dr. Tugwell was Founding Director of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network Training Centre at McMaster University [1982-91] and currently serves as Secretary General to INCLEN's North American group (CanUSAClen).

Dr. Tugwell is co-director of a WHO Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation & Health Technology Assessment in Equity. Dr. Tugwell is Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Review Group and is Founding Co-convenor of the newly formed Cochrane Health Equity Field/Campbell Equity Methods Group and serves on the Steering Committee of the Campbell Collaboration.

In 2002 he was appointed the North American Editor for the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. He is also a Section Editor for UpToDate and a member of the Oversight committee of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

In 2013, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada appointed Dr Tugwell to the rank of Officer of the Order of Canada, the second-highest ranking conferred by Canada. The Officer appointment recognizes a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large. Dr Tugwell was recognized for his contributions as an epidemiologist reducing global disparities in health care access.

Dr. Tugwell's publication record includes over 600 journal articles, monographs, and book chapters.

Selected Publications

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest

Research and clinical approaches