Dr. Peter Macdonald, D.Phil., P.Stat.

Dr. Peter Macdonald, D.Phil., P.Stat.
  • Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University

Email: pdmmac@mcmaster.ca

Dr. Peter Macdonald joined McMaster University in 1971, retiring as Professor Emeritus of Mathematics & Statistics in 2010. He was Co-ordinator of the Graduate Program in Statistics and an Associate Member of the Health Research Methodology Program. Sabbatical positions included l’Institut National de la Santé at de la Recherche Médicale in Villejuif, France and La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia.

From 2000 to 2014 he served on numerous United States Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Panels, reviewing methodology proposed for pesticide risk assessment. He has held positions in the Statistical Society of Canada, including President (1990-91), and was granted Professional Statistician (P.Stat.) accreditation in 2005.

Research focus

  • Study design and analysis
  • Mixture distributions and nonlinear estimation
  • Cell kinetics models
  • Applications to health sciences, fisheries and other areas of pure and applied science

​”The greatest joy in Statistics is the opportunity to collaborate with good people on challenging problems with social impact, working with them to plan effective studies and gain insights into the data. I am grateful to GERAS for giving me this opportunity.”

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