Biography: Dr. M. Ehsan Karim is an Assistant Professor at the UBC School of Population and Public Health, a Scientist & a Biostatistician at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholar. He obtained his PhD in Statistics from the University of British Columbia. He completed his postgraduate training in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill University, and was also a trainee at the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES).


Research: My current research focuses on causal inference and real-world observational data analyses, in both cross-sectional and longitudinal settings; patient-oriented research; survival analysis & survey sampling methodologies; applications of machine learning approaches, big-data analytics and Bayesian methodologies in epidemiologic studies.

Publications: Click here for a list of my publications. I am a big fan of scientific collaboration. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in discussing potential research projects or if you have questions regarding my research.


Available to Supervise: (please read the following first, and follow the instructions to apply)

I am currently looking for multiple graduate students for the following projects (with methodologic focuses within epidemiologic contexts):

  1. Improving Causal Inference Methods in Statistics for Analyzing High-dimensional / Big Data
  2. Developing and Evaluating Causal Inference Methods for Pragmatic Trials to address nonadherence
  3. Applying Machine Learning Methods in Mediation Analysis for Extracting Causal Explanations from Large Healthcare Databases.

Graduate students in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, economics or computer science with some methodological expertise in statistics and statistical software are encouraged to contact me directly; particularly those with some of the following skills:

  • making data requests,
  • extracting analytic data from administrative / survey databases,
  • running statistical analyses,
  • coding statistical estimators,
  • conducting simulation studies,
  • excellent scientific writing,
  • ability to work on a multidisciplinary team.

Interested candidates should email me (at my UBC email address listed above) their (i) cover letter, (ii) a complete CV (including publication & award list), (iii) a copy of the unofficial transcripts (post-secondary), and (iv) a list of research / work experiences in healthcare related settings (if any). Please check out my G+PS profile for my research interests, as well as my previous publicationsOnly candidates shortlisted will be contacted.

work phone: 6046822344
588 – 1081 Burrard St.
CHEOS / Saint Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC V6Z1Y6
SPPH 504 Application of Epidemiological Methods (Section 07 restricted to PhD students)
EPIB 591 Regression Analysis for Health Sciences
STAT 200 Elementary Statistics for Applications
SPPH 500 Analytical Methods in Epidemiological Research (Guest lecturer)
EPIB 610 Advanced Methods: Causal Inference (Guest lecturer)
SPPH 501 Analysis of Longitudinal Data from Epidemiological Studies (Guest lecturer)