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Boris Sobolev

Boris Sobolev

Professor, PhD
Former Tier 1 Canada Research Chair In Statistics And Modelling For Health Care
Division Head in Health Services and Policy



FL7, 828 West 10th Ave Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9


This fall, SPPH continues to offer Causal Inference in Public Health Sciences, an advanced course in the School’s curriculum. Its goal is to develop competency in the methodology of causal inferences from observational data. Here, Prof Sobolev talks about the course on YouTube https://youtu.be/sogifNwYeTo

Whether you are studying epidemiology, public health, clinical research, occupational or environmental health, you will all benefit from its lectures, videos, tutorials and readings!

Professor Boris Sobolev is a Senior Scientist and Leader of Health Services and Outcomes Research Program at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. Prof. Sobolev held the Canada Research Chair in Statistics and Modeling of the Health Care System from 2003-2013.

His research examines how people get access to health care, what treatments they receive, and what happens to patients as a result of this care. The societal value of health services and outcomes studies lies in identifying the ways in which health care can best be organized, financed, and delivered. The main reason for public support of health services research is the common understanding that new knowledge will lead to more effective health care.

In 2018, Prof. Sobolev has been conferred the Oxford University Visiting Professorship for 3 years.