Dr. Peter Tugwell
Dr. Peter Tugwell
Director, Centre for Global Health
Institute of Population Health
University of Ottawa
1 Stewart Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Tel: 1-613-562-5800, ext. 1945; Patient inquiries: ext. 2508
Executive Assistant: Kerry O'Brien
Dr. Peter Tugwell is Professor of Medicine, and Epidemiology & Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Health Equity. He is a staff physician and practicing rheumatologist at the Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada.
In 2001, Dr. Tugwell took the post of Director for the Centre for Global Health at the Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa. He has built a research program and multidisciplinary team around his Canada Research Chair in Health Equity. The goal of this program is to improve the health status of the poor and middle class and reduce socioeconomic inequalities in health, through facilitating the summarising and dissemination of systematic reviews of educational, health, legal and social strategies to reduce inequitable inequalities in health in individuals and populations.
Dr. Tugwell received his medical degree from the Royal Free Hospital Medical School at London University. Subsequently, Dr. Tugwell has worked in London, Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria in Nigeria, McMaster University in Hamilton, and the University of Ottawa. He was Chair of the McMaster University Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics for 10 years (1979 – 1989). He was then Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital for 10 years (1991 – 2001).
Dr. Tugwell was Founding Director of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network Training Centre at McMaster University (1982 – 1991) and currently serves as Secretary General to INCLEN's North American group (CanUSAClen). He is the past Chair of the Epidemiology Committee of the International League of Associations for Rheumatology (1989 – 1997) and of the Canadian Association of Professors of Medicine (2000-2001). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, the American College of Physicians,the American College of Rheumatology and the United Kingdom Royal College of Physicians. Dr. Tugwell is co-director of a WHO Collaborating Center for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity as well as a member of the Organizing Committee of OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Clinical Trials). Dr. Tugwell is the Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Review Group, is the Co-Convenor of the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group and Co-Chair of the Campbell International Development Coordinating Group. He is also on the Steering Group of the Campbell Collaboration.
Dr. Tugwell is Co-Editor of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. He is past chair of the Oversight committee of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Dr. Tugwell's publication record includes over 300 journal articles, monographs, and book chapters. Many of these have been in the area of rheumatology, focusing on the assessment of therapeutic interventions and mechanisms of disease; more recently the focus has included research into the disadvantaged, global health and health equity, knowledge translation, decision support and consumer participation in research and health care, and the evaluation and development of educational strategies in the teaching of medicine. He was named the 2008 Canadian Researcher of the Year in Applied Research by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
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