Dr. Tim Ramsay
Dr. Tim Ramsay
Associate Professor
Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Scientific Director, Ottawa Methods Centre

MSc, PhD

Ottawa Hospital - General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, CPCR, Room L1271, Box 201B
613-737-8899 ext. 79380 (Office)
613-739-6266 (Fax)


Dr. Tim Ramsay is a Senior Scientist with the Clinical Epidemiology Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), as well as an Associate Professor with the University of Ottawa’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health. He is also the Scientific Director of the Ottawa Methods Centre (OMC), a group of about 40 scientists, statisticians, programmers, data managers, and information scientists housed within the Clinical Epidemiology Program of the OHRI. The Ottawa Methods Centre exists to enhance and facilitate clinical research within the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. The OMC offers expertise in study design, in knowledge synthesis and systematic reviews, in data collection and data management, as well as statistical analysis. 

Dr. Ramsay has a PhD in statistics but considers himself to be equally an epidemiologist and a biostatistician. His research is entirely collaborative in nature, and is co-investigator on a wide variety of peer-reviewed projects including both randomized controlled trials and observational studies. He has been co-investigator on 50 peer-reviewed grants worth a total of $34,241,773.00. Over the past five years Dr. Ramsay has served, and continues to serve, as Scientific Officer for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Randomized Controlled Trials committee. During the ten years prior to that, he served as a reviewer on the same committee.

Research interests

  • Biostatistics
  • Study design
  • Clinical Trials