Colin Dormuth

Colin Dormuth

Co-Principal Investigator


Research Focus:
  • Health Services and Policy/Pharmaceutical Policy
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UBC
  • Chair, Pharmaco-Epidemiology Working Group, Therapeutics Initiative, UBC
  • Member, Executive Committee, Therapeutics Initiative, UBC


Colin Dormuth has 13 years of experience using administrative health care databases to evaluate pharmaceutical policy changes and physician prescribing behaviour. He has been a member of the Therapeutics Initiative since 1995. His research focuses on drug safety and effectiveness, as well as the design and evaluation of reimbursement policies for prescription drugs. He has training in economic theory, applied econometrics, epidemiology, health services outcome research and biostatistics. Dr. Dormuth holds a Sc.D. and S.M. in epidemiology from Harvard University, an M.A. in economics from the University of Victoria, and a B.A. in economics from the University of Manitoba.