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Faculty Member

George Tomlinson Ph.D., M.Sc.

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
(416) 340-3285
Office Address
Department Of Medicine, Toronto General Hospital Eaton North, 13th Fl. - Rm. 238, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4
Biostatistics Division
Centre for Global Health
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Bayesian statistics
  • Meta-analysis
  • Multi-level models
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Simulation studies

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • HAD7002 – Applied Bayesian Methods (Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation)

Honours & Awards

Current Research Projects

  • 2007 – A randomized comparison of laparoscopic myotomy and pneumatic dilatation for achalasia
  • 2005-2008 – The Canadian Alzheimer’s disease quality of life study
  • 2005-2008 – Population based estimates of cost and quality of life in community dwelling HCV patients
  • 2008 – A randomized trial of deep brain stimulation for patients with treatment resistant depression
  • 2007-2009 – A 2-year follow-up study of the health effects of hormone therapy in men with prostate cancer
  • 2007-2009 – Androgen deprivation therapy in prostate cancer patients: patterns of care, lifetime costs, and cost effectiveness of ADT treatment

Representative Publications

  • Sung L. Nathan PC. Alibhai SM. Tomlinson GA. Beyene J. Meta-analysis: effect of prophylactic hematopoietic colony-stimulating factors on mortality and outcomes of infection. Annals of Internal Medicine. 147(6):400-11, 2007 Sep 18.
  • Bremner KE. Chong CA. Tomlinson G. Alibhai SM. Krahn MD. A review and meta-analysis of prostate cancer utilities. Medical Decision Making. 27(3):288-98, 2007 May-Jun.
  • Sung L. Tomlinson GA. Greenberg ML. Koren G. Judd P. Ota S. Feldman BM. Serial controlled N-of-1 trials of topical vitamin E as prophylaxis for chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis in paediatric patients. European Journal of Cancer. 43(8):1269-75, 2007 May.
  • Krahn M. Bremner KE. Tomlinson G. Ritvo P. Irvine J. Naglie G. Responsiveness of disease-specific and generic utility instruments in prostate cancer patients. Quality of Life Research. 16(3):509-22, 2007 Apr.
  • JL Parai, N Kreiger, G Tomlinson, EM Adlaf. The validity of the certification of manner of death by Ontario coroners. Annals of Epidemiology. 16(11):805-11, 2006 Nov.
  • Detsky ME. McDonald DR. Baerlocher MO. Tomlinson GA. McCrory DC. Booth CM. Does this patient with headache have a migraine or need neuroimaging? JAMA. 296(10):1274-83, 2006 Sep 13.
  • Sung L, Beyene J, Hayden J, Nathan PC, Lange B, Tomlinson GA. A Bayesian Meta-analysis of Prophylactic Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor and Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor in Children with Cancer. Am J Epidemiol. 2006 May 1;163(9):811-7
  • Chong CAKY, Tomlinson G, Chodirker L, Figdor N, Uster M, Naglie G, Krahn MD. Can an unadjusted NNT accurately predict health benefit? An unadjusted NNT was a moderately good predictor of health benefit. J Clin Epidemiol. 2006 Mar;59(3):224-33.