Dr. Monica Taljaard

Dr. Monica Taljaard
Dr. Monica Taljaard
Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Avenue
613-798-5555 ext. 18618


I am a Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. As a biostatistician and member of the Ottawa Methods Centre, I work with researchers and clinicians from a variety of backgrounds in the design and analysis of  cluster randomized trials, standard clinical trials, and observational studies. My main research interests are in the design, analysis and ethics of pragmatic and cluster randomized trials. I have more than 340 publications in peer-reviewed journals. I have been a principal applicant, co-applicant, statistical advisor and collaborator on over 100 funded clinical and health services research projects and a total of more than $130M in peer reviewed funding. I have served as supervisor, co-supervisor, or advisory committee member to more than 50 MSc and PhD students. I teach Biostatistics courses in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa.

Research interests

  • Design and Analysis of Cluster Randomized Trials
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Multi-Level Modeling Techniques
  • Quasi-experimental designs