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The Biostatistics Unit at St. Joe’s provides comprehensive, flexible, and timely statistical support tailored to the ongoing needs of affiliated researchers at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

The Unit is strategically placed within the walls of the hospital in order to facilitate a better understanding of clinical operations that will affect study design and outcomes. Our team is comprised of researchers affiliated with McMaster University’s Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI).

How We Can Help

Members of the Biostatistics Unit can provide a variety of services ranging from the beginning to the end of a study’s duration. Taking advantage of a free consultation at the inception of your research study can help to ensure that your design, methodology, and data collection is optimized right from the beginning.

We are available to collaborate and provide leadership on various forms of studies, such as:

  • Pilot studies designed to assess feasibility of larger studies.
  • Interventional studies aimed at assessing the benefits and harms of therapies and procedures among in-hospital, ambulatory or primary care patients.
  • Clinical effectiveness research studies aimed at using scientific evidence to understand the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of different options to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor clinical conditions and improve the delivery of service.

The Biostatistics Unit provides:

  • Grant writing support
  • Study planning and study design support
  • Guidance with data collection methods
  • Data entry support
  • Data cleaning support
  • Assistance with data analysis & interpretation
  • Report writing and manuscript preparation
  • General statistical support

Contact Us

We are happy to assist both new and established researchers performing studies in any clinical area.

If you are interested in discussing any current or prospective research studies, please contact Samantha Fleet ( or 905-522-1155 ext. 34905) to schedule a consultation.



Talk to one of our contacts for more information.

Lawrence Mbuagbaw
Director, Biostatistics Unit
Phone: 905-522-1155 ext. 35929
Samantha Fleet
Adminstrative Coordinator, Biostatistics Unit
Phone: 905-522-1155 ext. 34905