Dr. Mark Goldberg
Division of clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Center - RVH, 687 Pine Avenue West, R4.29, Montreal QC H3A 1A1
Tel: (514) 934-1934 x36917 Fax: (514) 843-1493 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative web site: http://www.clinepi.mcgill.ca/goldbergmark.htm
Op-Ed article in the Montreal Gazette, November 24, 2010 "Climate change is here: Action is needed before it is too late to stave off catastrophic climate change" Mark Goldberg, Peter Brown, Gail Chmura, Nicolas Kosoy, Thomas Naylor (with correction)
I am proud to announce the publication of the third edition of Medical Uses of Statistics, edited by John C. Bailar and David C. Hoaglin. I have two chapters in this book, as does Prof. Nancy Mayo, Division of Clinical Epidemiology. It is published by John Wiley and sponsored by the New England journal of Medicine.
Dr. Goldberg is an occupational and environmental epidemiologist. He obtained a B.Sc. in physics (1975), a MSc degree (1985) and PhD degree (1991) in epidemiology and biostatistics from McGill University. From 1990 until 1996, he worked in the Montreal public health department as an epidemiologist and from 1996-2000 he was a professor at the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, University of Quebec. He is currently professor at McGill University in the Department of Medicine and associate member in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Occupational Health, in the Department of Oncology, and the McGill School of Environment. He held until 2008 a Chercheur-Boursier from the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec and an Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.
My research has and continues to be multi-faceted, including both clinical and environmental epidemiological studies. In the past, I have obtained grants, conducted studies, and/or published that includes: 1) the accuracy of assessing occupational exposure in case-control studies (my masters thesis); 2) cancer incidence and mortality in a cohort of synthetic textiles workers (my doctoral dissertation) and Australian textile manufacturing workers; 3) the long-term health effects of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis; 4) health effects arising from exposures to ambient biogas produced in municipal solid waste sites; 5) environmental and occupational causes of disease, including investigations of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer; 6) the long- and short-term health effects from exposures to pollutants in ambient air; 7) biostatistical and epidemiologic methodological investigations; 8) the effects of smoking on back pain; 9) the health effects of diagnostic radiographs in women diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis; 10) health services related to treatment for breast cancer surgery; 11) stroke; 12) estimating the need for radiotherapy in cancer; 12) a cohort study to estimate age-, gender- and risk factor-specific incidence rates of stroke and heart disease using longitudinal cohorts; and 13) a study in palliative medicine of patterns of care among cancer patients in end-of-life (Bruno Gagnon, PI (McGill)).
My current research program consists of completing a number of ongoing research projects as well as initiating new ones. The following projects are currently underway: 1) a case-control study of gene-environment interactions in postmenopausal breast cancer; 2) a longitudinal study of the acute effects of air pollution on health among persons potentially susceptible to urban air pollution; 3) a panel study in congestive heart failure to determine whether air pollution affects essential indicators of health status; 4) a cohort study of persons with implanted cardioverter defibrillators to identify triggers for interventions for ventricular tachycardia; 5) a population-based cohort study in Ontario to investigate long-term effects of air pollution; 6) a study of traffic-related air pollution and socioeconomic gradients in the incidence of cancer; and 7) a panel in childhood asthma to determine whether air pollution from refineries affects respiratory health.
For more information please see:
"Splus function for natural splines in GLM (and Cox) models - For a copy of the paper describing the functions, please email me or see Comp Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Supplementary material from review of long term effects of air pollution
An introductory lecture to environmental epidemiology. This is a 5-part lecture on environmental epidemiology that I developed. It is available on the web at the Epidemiology Supercourse web site: http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/