Department of Family & Community Medicine

Rahim Moineddin PhD
Professor
DFCM
Location
Central DFCM
500 University Ave.
5th Floor
Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7
Accepting
CREMS Students
Graduate Students
Other
Postdoctoral Fellows
Summer Students
Research Interests
Health Policy, Experimental, Observational, Social Determinants of Health, Electronic Medical Records, Administrative Databases, Disadvantaged Populations, Quantitative Data Analysis, Bioethics, Cancer Care, Chronic Diseases, Observational Studies, Large National Surveys

Affiliations: Cross-Appointment with the Biostatistics Division, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)

Dr. Moineddin has performed extensive research in biostatistics and primary care research. He has a strong theoretical background in statistics, biostatistics and methodology and has collaborated with many senior health science researchers over his career.
Dr. Moineddin’s contributions in research always go well beyond the statistical analysis of complex data or the provision of methodological advice; rather, he provides in-depth participation in research design and methodological approaches and the subsequent translation of important research findings into practical knowledge. He makes strong contributions to the interpretation of statistical analyses and communicates his findings effectively in the manuscripts on which he collaborates. Dr. Moineddin has extensive experience with large administrative data bases, specifically those located at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, and the Canadian Community Health Surveys which are linked to ICES health services data. He has in-depth knowledge of Time Series analysis, multi-level modelling, analysis of correlated data, randomized and clustered randomized controlled clinical trials and was lead biostatistician on several clinical trials research projects.
Dr. Moineddin has provided exceptional supervision and mentorship to countless health sciences students. He has a wealth of knowledge in advanced statistics and methods and has the ability to translate complex issues into bite size pieces to enable students to grasp complex theoretical concepts in statistics. In addition to his ability to teach complex theory he is extremely proficient in SAS programming and advanced statistical models. 

Degrees: University of Ferdowsi BSc; University of Shiraz MSc; University of Toronto MSc, University of Kent At Canterbury PhD 

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis

My research focuses on collaboration with faculty members to generate and disseminate new knowledge in primary care; and as an independent investigator to develop new statistical methods.

Grants

FUNDED
2016 Jul - 2019 Jun    Co-Investigator. Increasing access to community-based task-oriented exercise programs through healthcare-recreation partnerships to improve function post-stroke: Feasibility of a 2-group randomized controlled trial protocol. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC). Grant-in-Aid. G-16-00013979. PI: Salbach N. Collaborator(s): Kelloway L, Hunter S, Jaglal S, Bayley M, Wodchis W, Howe JA, Tee A, Cameron J, Zee J, Moineddin R. 224,893 CAD. [Grants]

2016 Mar - 2021 Mar    Co-Investigator. Building on Existing Tools to Improve Cancer and Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening in Primary Care for Wellness of Cancer Survivors and Patients: The BETTER WISE project. Alberta Cancer Prevention Fund, Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions. PI: Donna Manca. Collaborator(s): Carolina Aguilar, Alma Bencivenga, Gary Bloch, Judith Britten, June Carroll, Connie Davis, Edward Denga, Kathryn Dong, Rod Elford, Lee Green, Narpindeer Hans, Fred Janke, Doug Klein, Paul Krueger, Charles Leduc, Richard Lewanczuk, Kerry McBrien, Christopher Meaney, Rahim Moineddin, Candace Nykiforuk, Mary Ann O’Brien, Andrew Pinto, Matthew Rose, Shelley Ross, Ginetta Salvalaggio. 2,705,822.12 CAD. [Grants]

2015 Jul - 2022 Jun    Co-Investigator. Building Healthier Cities: a Canadian Initiative to Identify Environmental Solutions to Curb Obesity (The Healthy Cities, Healthier Lives Research Program). Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Foundation Scheme: 2014 1st Live Pilot. PI: Booth, Gillian Lynn. Collaborator(s): R. Buliung, H. Chen, J. Dunn, P. Hess, J. Hoch, A. Kaczynski, Y. Kestens, P. O’Campo, L. Rosella, S. Sridharan, L. Rosella. 2,900,000 CAD. [Grants]

2015 Jun - 2018 May    Co-Investigator. Reducing the burden of diabetes on First Nations people in Ontario: using population level data to inform policy and practice. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Ontario SPOR Support Unit IMPACT Award. PI: Green, Michael. Collaborator(s): Kristen Jacklin, Jennifer Walker, Baiju Shah, Carmen Jones. 770,000 CAD. [Grants]

2015 Apr - 2018 Mar    Co-Investigator. Observational evaluation of immediate antiretroviral therapy on HIV incidence among HIV-positive men who have sex with men in Shanghai, China. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). Operating Grant - PA: HIV/AIDS Res Initiative. PI: Calzavara, Liviana; Cheng, Hua; Loutfy, Mona R. Collaborator(s): L. Kang, A. Li, F. Wu, Y. Xue, D. Allman, A. Burchell, R. Hogg, R. Kaul, J. Mendelsohn, S. Taleski, Y. Wang. 450,000 CAD. [Grants]

2015 Apr - 2016 Mar    Co-Investigator. Effects of the Regent Park Housing Redevelopment on Mental Health: Medium-Term Effects of a Population Health Intervention. CIHR. Operating Grant: Population Health Intervention Research. PI: Dunn, James R. Collaborator(s): S. Hwang, M. Janus, F. Matheson, C. Muntaner, P. O’Campo. 148,878 CAD. [Grants]

2014 Apr - 2018 Mar    Co-Investigator. Does receiving subsidized housing improve adult mental health? GTA West Housing and Health Study Renewal. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Operating Grant. PI: Dunn, James R. 995,877 CAD. [Grants]

2014 Mar - 2016 Feb    Co-Investigator. Maternal and Perinatal Health of Refugees in Canada. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Operating Grant. PI: Urquia, Marcelo. Collaborator(s): J. Blake, D. Cole, A. Gagnon, R. Moineddin, Y. Shakya, S. Wanigaratne. 152,576 CAD. [Grants]

2013 Apr - 2018 Mar    Co-Investigator. Canadian Team to Improve Community-Based Cancer Care along the Continuum (CanIMPACT). Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Team Grant: Community-Based Primary Healthcare - ICR/CBCI. PI: Grunfeld, Eva. 2,476,364 CAD. [Grants]

2013 Apr - 2014 Mar    Co-Investigator. Does subsidized housing improve mental health and healthy child development? GTA West Housing and Health Study Renewal. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Operating Grant - Population Health Interventions. PI: Dunn, James R. 100,000 CAD. [Grants]

2013 Apr - 2014 Mar    Co-Investigator. Gender disparities in perinatal and child health and maternal well-being associated with maternal country of birth. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Operating Grant - PA: Reproductive and Child Heath. PI: Urquia, Marcelo. 100,000 CAD. [Grants]

2013 Mar - 2016 Sep    Co-Investigator. Accessibility and costs of healthcare for refugee claimants following changes to the Interim Federal Health Program. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). Operating Grant. PI: Rousseau, Cecile. 766,176 CAD. [Grants]

2013 Mar - 2016 Feb    Co-Investigator. Gender disparities in perinatal and child health and maternal well-being associated with maternal country of birth. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Operating Grant. PI: Urquia, Marcelo. 250,809 CAD. [Grants]

2013 - 2015    Co-Investigator. BETTER 2 Project – Building on Existing Tools to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention in Family Practice. Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC). PI: Manca, Donna; Grunfeld, Eva. 1,500,000 CAD. [Grants]

2012 Jun - 2013 May    Co-Investigator. Furthering the Foundations for a New System of Care for Vulnerable Older Adults: A Primary Care Team-Based Approach. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). CHL Catalyst Grant: Health Services and Systems for an Aging. PI: McCarthy, Lisa. 95,122 CAD. [Grants]

2012 Apr - 2016 Mar    Co-Investigator. The relationship between traumatic brain injury, incarceration and prison misconduct: identifying opportunities to break the cycle. Social Sciences and Humanties Research Council of Canada. PI: Matheson, Flora. 199,997 CAD. [Grants]

2012 Apr - 2015 Mar    Co-Investigator. Understanding Diagnostic Episodes of Care in Patients with Early versus Late Cancers. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Operating Grant. PI: Groome, Patti. Collaborator(s): C. Booth, J. Gilbert, E. Grunfeld, J. Irish, H. Langley, A. Lofters, R. Moineddin, G. Porter. 413,621 CAD. [Grants]

2011 Jun - 2012 May    Co-Investigator. CIHR Team: Integrating primary health care along the cancer care continuum (IPHACCC). Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Planning Grants - PA: Community-based Primary Healthcare. PI: McBride, Mary L. 24,745 CAD. [Grants]

2011 Apr - 2013 Mar    Co-Investigator. CIHR Secondary Analysis of Databases:  Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network (CAPSNet). Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Operating Grant - Secondary Analysis of Databases. PI: Skarsgard, Eric. 100,000 CAD. [Grants]

2011 Apr - 2013 Mar    Co-Investigator. A Multi-level Model of the Effects of Primary Healthcare Reform on Ambulatory Care Sensitive Hospital Outcomes. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Operating Grant - PA: Regional Partnership Program. PI: Aubrey-Bassler, F. Kris. 60,000 CAD. [Grants]

2011 Apr - 2013 Mar    Co-Investigator. Environmental Determinants of Gastroschisis. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). PI: Skarsgard, Eric. Collaborator(s): Laura Arbour, Mary Brindle, Margo Greenwood, Rahim Moineddin, Kate Bassil. 100,000 CAD. [Grants]

2010 Sep - 2014 Sep    Co-Investigator. The urban built environment and health: Implications for diabetes prevention. CIHR. Operating Grant. PI: Booth, Gillian Lynn. 364,058 CAD. [Grants]

2010 Feb - 2011 Jan    Co-Investigator. EMR Data Quality Management Methods: A Feasibility Study. University of Western Ontario. Primary Health Care System (PHCS) Program. PI: Greiver, Michelle. 10,000 CAD. [Grants]

2009 Jul - 2011 Jun    Co-Investigator. Neighbourhood opportunities for health living: Implications for diabetes prevention. Canadian Diabetes Association. Pilot & Feasibility. PI: Booth, Gillian Lynn. 79,820 CAD. [Grants]

2009 Mar - 2010 Feb    Co-Investigator. Gender differences in comorbidity of mental illness, substance abuse & chronic health conditions. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Operating Grant - Institute of Gender and Health. PI: Matheson, Flora. 69,837 CAD. [Grants]

2009 Feb - 2012 Jan    Co-Investigator. Building on Existing Tools to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention in Family Practice: The BETTER Coalition. Canadian Partnership Against Cancer for the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP). PI: Manca, Donna; Grunfeld, Eva. 2,500,000 CAD. [Grants]

2008 Sep - 2009 Aug    Co-Investigator. The effect of screening colonoscopy use by primary care physicians on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Operating Grant: Priority Announcement (IHSPR). PI: Urbach, David. 84,598 CAD. [Grants]

2008 Mar - 2009 Feb    Co-Investigator. Multidisciplinary cardiovascular preventive health and risk factor modification in Family Health Team. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. PI: McIsaac, Warren. 180,000 CAD. [Grants]

2008 Feb - 2013 Jan    Co-Investigator. Effects of the Regent Park Housing Redevelopment on Mental Health. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). PI: Dunn, James R. 199,947 CAD. [Grants]

2008 Feb - 2011 Jan    Co-Investigator. Effects of social housing on adult and child mental health: A prospective study in the GTA west. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). PI: Dunn, James R. 1,119,795 CAD. [Grants]

2008 Feb - 2009 Jan    Co-Investigator. Lung cancer patients’ experience with continuity of care and unmet needs. National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC). PI: Husain, Amna. 42,000 CAD. [Grants]

2007 Mar - 2008 Feb    Co-Investigator. Effect of electronic medical records (EMRs) on the provision of preventive services in a Pay-for-Performance environment. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. PI: Greiver, Michelle; Barnsley, Jan. 98,824 CAD. [Grants]

2007 Feb - 2010 Jan    Co-Investigator. Gender-related differences in diabetes susceptibility: the relative contribution of social, environmental and lifestyle factors. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). PI: Booth, Gillian Lynn. 109,989 CAD. [Grants]

2006 Mar - 2009 Feb    Co-Investigator. The Project for an Ontario Women’s Health Evidence-Based Report Card (POWER): Improving Health and Promoting Equity for the Women of Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. PI: Bierman, Arlene. 4,289,300 CAD. [Grants]

2006 Feb - 2008 Jan    Co-Investigator. The management of chronic disease in primary care: A multi-methods investigation. Physicians Services Incorporated Foundation (The) (PSI). PI: Upshur, Ross. 150,500 CAD. [Grants]

2003 Feb - 2007 Jan    Co-Investigator. Health services utilization in a concentrated urban setting: a population-based analysis of trends over time. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). PI: Glazier, Richard. 636,474 CAD. [Grants]

2002 Feb - 2005 Jan    Co-Investigator. Assessment of the Predictive Value of Troponin-T Testing for Acute Coronary Syndromes in the Emergency Department. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). PI: Borgundvaag, Bjug. 394,000 CAD. [Grants]

2002 Feb - 2004 Jan    Co-Investigator. The Time Series Project. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). PI: Upshur, Ross. 149,334 CAD. [Grants]

2002 Feb - 2003 Jan    Co-Investigator. Validation of Fatigue and Quality of Life Assessment Tools in a Home Palliative Population: a 12-week Prospective Study. Physicians Services Incorporated Foundation (The) (PSI). PI: Husain, Amna. 102,500 CAD. [Grants]

Publications and Awards

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Recent Publications

Urquia ML, Moineddin R, Jha P, O’Campo PJ, McKenzie K, Glazier RH, Henry DA, Ray JG. Sex ratios at birth after induced abortion. CMAJ. 2016 Apr 11. 

Creatore MI, Glazier RH, Moineddin R, Fazli GS, Johns A, Gozdyra P, Matheson FI, Kaufman-Shriqui V, Rosella LC, Manuel DG, Booth GL.Association of Neighborhood Walkability With Change in Overweight, Obesity, and Diabetes. JAMA. 2016 May 24-31;315(20):2211-20.

Moineddin R, Urquia ML. Regression analysis of aggregate continuous data. Epidemiology. 2014 Nov;25(6):929-30. Principal Author. 

Moineddin R, Meaney C, Grunfeld E. On the analysis of composite measures of quality in medical research. Stat Methods Med Res. 2014 Oct 8.

Urquia ML, Moineddin R, Frank JW. A mixture model to correct misclassification of gestational age. Ann Epidemiol. 2012 Mar;22(3):151-9.
 
Moineddin R, Meaney C, Agha M, Zagorski B, Glazier RH. Modeling factors influencing the demand for emergency department services in Ontario: a comparison of methods. BMC Emerg Med. 2011 Aug 19;11(13).

Moineddin R, Nie JX, Wang L, Tracy CS, Upshur RE. Measuring change in health status of older adults at the population level: the transition probability model. BMC Health Serv Res. 2010 Nov 9;10(306).

Moineddin R, Nie JX, Domb G, Leong AM, Upshur RE. Seasonality of primary care utilization for respiratory diseases in Ontario: A time-series analysis. BMC Health Services Research. 2008 Jul 28;8(1):160. 

Moineddin R., Butt D.A., Tomlinson G., and Beyene J. Identifying subpopulations for subgroup analysis in a longitudinal clinical trial. To appear in Contemporary Clinical Trials, 2008. 

Flora I. Matheson F.I, Moineddin R. and Glaziera R.H. weight of place: A multilevel analysis of gender, neighborhood material deprivation, and body mass index among Canadian adults. Social Science & Medicine 66 (2008) 675–690.

Rahim Moineddin R., Matheson F.I., and Glazier R.H. A simulation study of sample size for multilevel logistic regression models. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2007 Jul 16;7:34.

Jha P, Kumar R, Vasa P, Dhingra N, Thiruchelvam D, Moineddin R. Low female-to-male sex ratio of children born in India: national survey of 1.1 million households. Lancet. 2006 Jan 21;367(9506):211-8. Erratum in: Lancet. 2006 May 27;367(9524):1730.

Moineddin R, Upshur RE, Crighton E, Mamdani M. Autoregression as a means of assessing the strength of seasonality in a time series. Popul Health Metr. 2003 Dec 15;1(1):10.

Moineddin R., Beyene J., and Boyle E. On the Location Quotient Confidence Interval. Geographical Analysis, 2003 Von 35, No 3, 249-256.

 

Honours and Awards

Distinctions and Research Awards
NATIONAL
Received

2006    Top 10 best scientific paper, Centres of Excellence For Children’s Well-Being. (Research Award)
This paper was selected by the Centres of Excellence For Children’s Well-Being as one the top 10 best scientific papers published on early childhood development in 2006.
Jha P, Kumar R, Vasa P, Dhingra N, Thiruchelvam D, Moineddin R. Low female[corrected]-to-male [corrected] sex ratio of children born in India: national survey of 1.1 million households. Lancet. 2006 Jan 21; 367(9506):211-8. Erratum in: Lancet. 2006 May 27; 367(9524):1730.
1985 - 1989    Scholarship (4 years), Ministry of Higher Education, Iran, Islamic Republic Of. (Research Award)

LOCAL
Received

2015 Apr    Global Health Program Awards: Outstanding Research Publication - First Place, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine. (Research Award)
First place for the publication, Kiran T, Wilton AS, Moineddin R, Paszat L, and Glazier RH. Effect of payment incentives on cancer screening in Ontario primary care. Annals of Family Medicine. 2014; 12 (4):317-23.
2014 Apr    Research Program Awards: Outstanding Research Publication - Second Place, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine. (Research Award)
Second place for the publication, Grunfeld E, Manca D,
Moineddin R, Thorpe KE, Hoch JS, Campbell-Scherer D, Meaney C, Rogers J, Beca J, Krueger P, Mamdani M. Improving chronic disease prevention and screening in primary care: results of the BETTER pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Family Practice 2013; 14:175.
2013 Apr    Research Mentorship Award, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine. (Research Award)
2012 Apr    Excellence in Research in Professional Development, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine. (Research Award)
Family Medicine Education: Examining the educational training and roles of academic non-physician health care professional in family medicine teaching.
2011 Apr    Outstanding Contribution to Research, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine. (Research Award)
2011 Apr    Research Program Awards: Outstanding Contributions to Primary Care Research, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine. (Research Award)
2011 Apr    Research Program Awards: Outstanding Research Publication - First Place, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine. (Research Award)
First place for the publication, Tierney MC, Moineddin R, McDowell I. Prediction of all-cause dementia using neuropsychological tests within 10 and 5 years of diagnosis in a community-based sample. J Alzheimers Dis. 2010; 22(4):1231-40.
2011 Apr    Research Program Awards: Outstanding Research Publication - Second Place, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine. (Research Award)
Second place for the publication, Lofters AK, Moineddin R, Hwang SW, Glazier RH. Low rates of cervical cancer screening among urban immigrants: a population-based study in Ontario, Canada. Med Care. 2010; 48(7):611-8.
2011 Apr    Research Program Awards: Outstanding Research Publication - Third Place, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine. (Research Award)
Third place for the publication, Naiman A, Glazier RH, Moineddin R. Association of anti-smoking legislation with rates of hospital admission for cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. CMAJ. 2010; 182(8):761-7.
2007 Nov    Award for Outstanding Research Publication, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine. (Research Award)
McIsaac WJ, Moineddin R, Ross S. Validation of a decision aid to assist physicians in reducing unnecessary antibiotic drug use for acute cystitis. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Nov 12;167(20):2201-6.
2007 Jan    Award for Outstanding Research Publication, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine. (Research Award)
Butt DA, Lock M, Lewis JE, Ross S, Moineddin R. Gabapentin for the treatment of menopausal hot flashes: a randomized controlled trial. Menopause 2007;15(2):1-9.
2004 Sep    Award for Outstanding Research Publication, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto. (Research Award)
Glazier RH, Creatore MI, Gozdyra P, Matheson FI, Steele LS, Boyle E, Moineddin R.  Geographic methods for understanding and responding to disparities in mammography use in Toronto, Canada. J Gen Intern Med. 2004 Sep;19(9):952-61.
2004 Sep    Award for Outstanding Research Publication, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine. (Research Award)
McIsaac WJ, Mazzulli T, Moineddin R, Raboud J, Ross S. Uropathogen antibiotic resistance in adult women presenting to family physicians with acute uncomplicated cystitis. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2004 Sep;15(5):266-70.
1998 - 1999    Open Fellowships (1 year), University of Toronto. (Research Award)