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Ms Gisele M. Carriere , MA

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Senior Social Science Researcher Health Analysis DivisionStatistics Canada Work Statistics Canada Western Region and Northern Territories 600 Library Square Tower 300 West Georgia Street Vancouver BC V6B 6C7 Canada Work Phone: 604-666-5907

Gisele M Carriere is a member of the Londitudinal Health Administrative Data (LHAD)  research team within the Health Analysis Division of Statistics Canada. Gisele primarily conducts health services utilization research using administrative health data, with a focus on utilization among the Aboriginal identity populations. Gisele has most recently been  involved in several cancer-related research projects that use different combinations of linked administrative data.

Gisele completed a Masters of Arts ( Experimental Psychology) degree at Simon Fraser University in 1991 after completing her research to develop measures of physical indices of cognition.

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Jeffrey R Curtis

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Associate Professor of Medicine University of Alabama at BirminghamClinical Immunology/Rheumatology Work 510 20th Street South FOT 802D Birmingham AL 35294 USA Work Phone: 205-975-2176

Dr. Jeffrey Curtis is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is the Co-Director of the UAB Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) of Musculoskeletal Disorders, which has a major emphasis on evaluating the safety and comparative effectiveness of medications for rheumatic diseases. Additionally, as the Director of the UAB Arthritis Clinical Intervention Program, he leads the clinical trials unit for the rheumatology division at UAB, with a particular focus on rheumatoid arthritis (RA). He is the Co-Director of the UAB Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics Research (PEER) Unit. He also is an Associate Scientist for the UAB Center of Metabolic Bone Disease.

Dr. Curtis received a Medical Degree (MD) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland. He subsequently completed a residency in internal medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and a fellowship in rheumatology at UAB. He received his Master of Science (MS) degree in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is board-certified in rheumatology.

 The evaluation of the efficacy, comparative effectiveness, and safety of the medications used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of inflammatory arthritis are among Dr. Curtis’s research interests. He served on the Core Expert Panel for the ACR’s 2008 and 2012 Recommendations for the Use of Nonbiologic and Biologic Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs in RA. He currently is the Deputy Director for a collaborative project between the FDA, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and a number of academic centers studying the safety of biologic agents using multiple, pooled national data sources.

 Dr. Curtis also studies risk factors for and outcomes of osteoporosis, particularly among men and non-Caucasians. He was a member of the ACR’s task force to update recommendations for the management of glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis (GIOP). He also served on the ASBMR Task Force on Atypical Subtrochanteric and Diaphyseal Fractures.

 Dr. Curtis is a member of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE), and the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is on the editorial board for Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety (PDS) and Arthritis Care and Research (AC&R).

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