Joseph Beyene

Joseph Beyene

Co-Principal Investigator


Research Focus:
  • Population Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Associate Professor, Dept of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University
  • Chairholder, John D. Cameron Endowed Chair in Genetic Epidemiology
  • Member, Population Genomics Program, McMaster University
  • Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Scientist, Research Institute of the Hospital for Sick Children


Dr. Joseph Beyene is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University. He was recently a Senior Scientist in the Research Institute of the Hospital for Sick Children where he established and headed the Biostatistics Methodology Unit (BMU). He also currently holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Toronto in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

Joseph is an investigator member of the Genetic Statistics Group at the University of Toronto, a group holding a National Centers of Excellence award for developing new statistical methods for human genetics research. His research is also funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Joseph’s interests are in the areas of genetics, systematic reviews/meta-analyses, predictive modeling; health technology assessment, and clinical research. He has a broad interest in exploring genetic and environmental factors relevant to illness and behaviour. His current work focuses on developing and applying novel data integration statistical methods using heterogeneous sources of data. His scientific and clinical application areas span a wide range of disciplines including infectious diseases, rheumatology, oncology, and cardiovascular diseases.