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Therese A. Stukel, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

The Dartmouth Institute

University of Toronto, Ph.D., 1983
Universites de Paris VI et XI, DEA Statistiques, 1975
Universite de Grenoble, Maitrise MAF, 1974
University of Ottawa, BSc, 1973

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice


Contact Information:

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
2075 Bayview Avenue, G106
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Office: Same as Above
Phone: 416-480-6100, ext 3928
Fax: 416-480-6048
Email: stukel@ices.on.ca

Assistant: Marilu Joffe
Asst. Phone: 416-480-6047
Asst. Email: marilu.joffe@ices.on.ca

Professional Interests:

- Methods for observational studies (propensity scores, instrumental variables)
- Health system resources, utilization and outcomes
- Methods for clustered data (longitudinal models, multi-level models)
- Longitudinal data analysis methods
- Volume-outcome studies

Grant Information:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
National Institute of Aging
National Cancer Institute

Courses Taught:

ECS 240/MATH 30, Introduction to Linear Models
ECS 440, Beyond Linear Models

Selected Publications:


  • Stukel TA, Fisher ES, Wennberg DE, Alter DA, Gottlieb DJ, Vermeulen MJ. Analysis of observational studies in the presence of treatment selection bias: effects of invasive cardiac management on AMI survival using propensity score and instrumental variable methods. JAMA 2007; 297(3):278-85. [Accompanying editorial, JAMA 2007;297(3):314-6.]

  • Park-Wyllie LY, Juurlink DN, Kopp A, Shah BR, Stukel TA, Stumpo C, Dresser L, Low DE, Mamdani MM Outpatient gatifloxacin therapy and dysglycemia in older adults. N Engl J Med 2006;354(13):1352-61. [Resulted in antibiotic Tequin being taken off the market by Bristol-Myers Squibb, May 2006.]

  • Mamdani M, Juurlink DN, Lee DS, Rochon PA, Kopp A, Naglie G, Austin PC, Laupacis A, Stukel TA Cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors versus non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and congestive heart failure outcomes in elderly patients: a population-based cohort study. Lancet 2004;363:1751-6

  • Birkmeyer JD, Stukel TA, Siewers AE, Goodney PP, Wennberg DE, Lucas FL Surgeon volume and operative mortality in the United States. N Engl J Med 2003; 349:2117-27

  • Fisher ES, Wennberg DE, Stukel TA, Gottlieb DJ, Lucas FL, Pinder EL. The implications of regional variations in Medicare spending. Part 1: The content, quality, and accessibility of care. Ann Intern Med 2003;138:273-87.