Dr. Keith O'Rourke

Senior Epidemiologist/Bio-statistician

Providing statistical and epidemiological support and expertise for the regulation of pesticides in Canada as well as collaboration and coordination with other regulatory agencies.


Key publications

Gelman A, O’Rourke K. Discussion: Difficulties in making inferences about scientific truth from distributions of published p-values. Biostatistics: doi:10.1093/biostatistics/kxt034, 2013.

O’Rourke K. An historical perspective on meta-analysis: dealing quantitatively with varying study results. J R Soc Med 2007;100:07-09-03.1–4

Greenland S, O’Rourke K. On the bias produced by quality scores in meta-analysis, and a hierarchical view of proposed solutions. Biostatistics. 2001 Volume 02, Issue 4, pp. 463-471

O'ROURKE K, Detsky AS.  Meta-analysis in Medical Research:  Strong encouragement for higher quality in individual research efforts.  Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 42(10):1021-1024, 1989.

L'Abbe KA, Detsky AS, O'ROURKE K.  Meta‑analysis in clinical research. Annals of Internal Medicine 107:224‑33, 1987.