Allan Donner, M.Sc. (1967)

Dr. Allan Donner, Ph.D., FRSC, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba and obtained his doctorate degree in Statistics from Harvard University.

Dr. Donner's methodological research includes extensive contributions to the design and analysis of clinical trials, including frequent invited presentations, many publications in leading journals ,and service on numerous Data Safety and Monitoring Committees.His interest in cluster randomization trials has led to his participation in several perinatal epidemiology trials sponsored by the World Health Organization and trials of vaccination strategies designed to prevent typhoid and cholera in developing countries. He is also co-author (with Dr.Neil Klar) of the text “Design and Analysis of Cluster Randomization Trials in Health Research” (Wiley, 2000).

Over the last ten years Dr.Donner has been a member of several Health Canada advisory committees,including the Committee on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology. He is currently a Fellow of the American Statistical Association,the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada.

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