Department of Emergency Medicine and Community Health Sciences
University of Calgary
Dr. Andrew McRae is a clinician-scientist in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. He received his PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics (2011) from Western University, Canada, co-supervised by Allan Donner and Charles Weijer. His doctoral dissertation focused on ethical challenges in cluster randomized trials, a type of experiment used in health services and public health research to evaluate the effects of health interventions on groups such as healthcare systems, communities and emergency departments. He has published extensively on ethical challenges relating to clinical research evaluating potentially life-saving therapies for critically ill patients. In addition to research interests in emergency department crowding and operations, his primary interest is in health services dimensions of the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular emergencies (myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, stroke).