Ian McDowell* PhD (he/him)


Ian McDowell* PhD (he/him)

Room: 600 Peter Morand Crescent (Alta Vista), Room 101G
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Work E-mail: mcdowell@uottawa.ca

Dr. Ian McDowell


Ian McDowell, PhD, is an emeritus professor in the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine. His academic interests include health measurements (author of Measuring Health: a Guide to Rating Scales and Questionnaires, Oxford, New York, 2006), the epidemiology of cognitive impairments and dementia (principal investigator of the Canadian Study of Health and Aging, 1989-2006), and the manner in which social factors influence health. From 2006 to 2015, he coordinated the undergraduate medical curriculum component on Society, the Individual and Medicine, taught graduate courses in the graduate programmes in Epidemiology and in Population Health and in the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong. As of 2017, he is co-authoring a second edition of a web textbook on public and population health for medical students and is preparing a text on social epidemiology. 

Fields of Interest

  • Medical Education
  • Behavioural Science in Medicine
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Health measurement
  • Health Care Research Methodology
  • Aging and Dementia
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