Professor Stephen Walter

Prof. Stephen Walter

McMaster University

Stephen Walter, Professor Emeritus, received his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. After faculty appointments at the University of Ottawa and Yale University, he joined the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University. Dr. Walter has collaborated in research on medical screening and diagnosis, internal medicine, evidence-based medicine, developmental paediatrics, environmental health, and cancer etiology. He is interested in biostatistical methodology, including: the design and analysis of medical research studies; risk assessment; evaluation of diagnostic and screening tests; and regional and temporal variation in health. He has published widely on these topics (with almost 500 refereed papers) in the biomedical and statistical literature.

Dr Walter is a past Editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology, and Section Editor for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. He served as Chair of Biostatistics in the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN), and has been involved with research capacity development in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Dr Walter is a Visiting Professor in Australia and Finland, and he has been involved in research activities in several other countries. He is a past coordinator of the Health Research Methods program at McMaster, and has worked with about 100 Masters and Ph.D. students.