Dr. George A. Wells* MSc PhD


Dr. George A. Wells* MSc PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Principal Investigator, Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Room: 40 Ruskin Street, Room H1281, Administrative Assistant: Anne Gray - Email: agray@ottawaheart.ca
Office: 613-696-7000 ext. 18640
Fax: 613-696-7227
Work E-mail: gawells@ottawaheart.ca

Dr. George Wells


Dr. Wells is a Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa and Principal Investigator of the Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He is also a Professor in the Department of Medicine and a Senior Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute at the Ottawa Hospital.

His research interests are in the design and analysis of clinical trials, health technology assessment, statistical methodology related to health care delivery, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, economic evaluations and the development and assessment of decision support technologies for patients and practitioners. Dr. Wells is the author or co-author of over 900 published articles and over 1050 scientific abstracts. He has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on over 270 research projects. His H-index score in Google Scholar is 174 and Scopus 134 and Web of Science 152. He has taught at the University graduate and undergraduate level for 40 years and has supervised over 100 graduate students.

Dr. Wells has worked extensively with national and international government and nongovernment research organizations, as well as private pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He has been on the executive and steering committees of national and international research programs, external safety and efficacy monitoring committees, scientific grant review committees, editorial committees and, scientific advisory committees. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology and on the Editorial Committee of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Fields of Interest

  • Clinical Trials
  • Biostatistics
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