Tyler Williamson

Dr. Tyler Williamson



Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences

Full Member

O'Brien Institute for Public Health

Full Member

Libin Cardiovascular Institute

Full Member

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

Contact information


Educational Background

B.S. Statistics (Canada), University of Calgary, 2005

Doctor of Philosophy Biostatistics, University of Calgary, 2011


Areas of Research


Dr. Tyler Williamson is an expert in non-canonical link functions for binomial generalized linear models. He received his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Calgary in 2011, with work related to binomial-GLMs. More recently, Dr. Williamson has spent the last 3 years as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Queen's University significantly contributing to the development of the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN), Canada's first primary care electronic medical record (EMR) database for surveillance and research. Dr. Williamson's research interests are at the interface of epidemiology and biostatistics and revolve around work on generalized linear models and the development of methods related to the use of EMR data for research and surveillance and linking EMR data and administrative databases.

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
MDCH 610 / VETM 610 Essentials of Biostatistics Fall 2014 to Fall 2020
MDCH 611 / VETM 611 Models for Health Outcomes Winter 2022 and Winter 2023


  • award, 2017
  • award, 2016