George Tomlinson

George Tomlinson, MSc, PhD

BRU Director, Senior Biostatistician

Current Position and Professional Functions

George Tomlinson is the director of the BRU, a scientist in the Department of Medicine at UHN/Mt Sinai Hospital and a Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, in the Division of Biostatistics at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and in the Department of Medicine, all at the University of Toronto.


Education and Training

George has a PhD in biostatistics from the University of Toronto and over 25 years of experience in design and analysis of medical research.  

His PhD was in the area of Bayesian hierarchical models and he promotes the use of the Bayesian approach to data analysis, as there are many situations where it can solve problems that are difficult to solve using traditional approaches.


Research Interests and Expertise

  • Bayesian methods
  • Meta-analysis
  • Multilevel modeling for longitudinal and clustered data
  • Clinical trials


Phone: 647-588-4290


Dr. George Tomlinson's publications in PubMed.