and Post-Doctoral Fellow Projects
PhD Thesis Topics
- "The prevalence of multiple sclerosis in the middle east."
- “The burden of multiple sclerosis in Canada and the potential impact of
the identification of modifiable risk factors.”
- “Lead exposure and the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A
systematic review of the evidence.”
- “The role of surgical resection of brain tumours arising from astrocytes
in improving survival.”
- "The assessment of quality of life in Multiple
- "Infections and multiple sclerosis: A case control study."
- “Attitudes about mental incapacity and long term participation in the
Canadian longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).”
- "Version abregee de l'ESAT: Premiere evaluation
de son applicabilite pour les enquetes aupres de patients presentant
des incapacites physiques et demeurant a domicile."
- "The occurrence and prognosis of delirium
in elderly post-surgical patients".
MSc Thesis Topics
- (co-supervisor with R.
Steele). “Evaluation of fully Bayesian disease mapping models in correctly
identifying high-risk areas with an application to Multiple
Sclerosis”. PhD awarded 2007.
- “Use of medications in the Alzheimer's disease population: Physician and
caregiver perspectives”. PhD awarded 2005.
- “Unmet needs for community services among the elderly: Impact on health
services utilization”. PhD awarded 2005.
- "Benzodiazepines and older adults in Quebec: Patterns of
use and associations with adverse health events". Co-supervisor with Dr.
Yola Moride. PhD awarded February 1999.
- "Spatial statistics and their application to neuroimaging
studies of multiple sclerosis patients". Co-supervisor with Dr. D.
Arnold. PhD awarded February 1999.
- “A New Capture-Recapture Model Selection Criterion”.
Co-supervisor with Dr. A. Vandal. MSc Awarded 2007.
- “Risk factors for nutritional risk in community dwelling seniors 75
years and over”. MSc
Awarded 2006. (Dean’s Honours List).
- “Seasonal variation in Parkinson’s disease risk”.
MSc Awarded 2006.
- “Assessment of exposure to
infectious agents in case-control studies of multiple-sclerosis”.
MSc Awarded 2005.
- “Economic evaluations of
Alzheimer’s disease medications-review and an application”. MSc
- “Delirium as a marker of cognitive
decline”. MSc Awarded
- “Safety of long distance
aeromedical transport of the cardiac patient”.
MSc Awarded 2001.
- "The study of prognosis in Alzheimer's disease:
A critical review and comparative analysis of methodology. MSc
- "The natural history of multiple sclerosis: A review
of current modeling approaches.". MSc awarded 1998 (Dean's Honours
List), Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
- "Misclassification bias in epidemiologic research."
MSc. awarded 1995, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
- “Lifestyle risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease
in Canada”. MSc awarded 1999.
- “Elements of mobility as predictors of survival in
demented adults”. MSc awarded 1999.
with botulinum toxin injections: Long-term efficacy and clinical
correlates of response”. MSc awarded 1999.
- “The frequency and correlates of behaviour disturbance in the demented
living in the community”. MSc awarded 1994.
- “Characteristics associated with the age at onset of Alzheimer's
disease”. MSc awarded 1994.
- "The reliability of an intrument to assess
perceived time of onset of Alzheimer's disease". Diploma awarded
relationship between trauma and the onset of multiple sclerosis: a
case-control analysis”. 1999-2000.
- "Trends in psychotropic drug use in a German population:
Results from the MONICA-Augsburg Surveys 1984/85, 1989/90 and 1994/95"
- "Seroepidemiological Studies of HIV infection among
men in a Montreal General Practice Clinic". Diploma awarded 1987.