Finlay McAlister


  • Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta
  • Director, Patient Health Outcomes Research and Clinical Effectiveness Institute, University of Alberta
  • Lead, Data Platform for the Alberta SPOR Support Unit
  • Senior Health Scholar, Alberta Innovates -Health Solutions (2010 – 2017)
  • Capital Health Chair in Cardiovascular Health Outcomes
  • Past-Chair, Outcomes Research Task Force, Canadian Hypertension Education Program
  • Past-President, Canadian Society of Internal Medicine

Dr. McAlister’s research interests include:

  • Outcomes research in hypertension, heart failure, perioperative care, and coronary artery disease
  • Clinical epidemiology methodology with a focus on evidence-based medicine and implementation of evidence at the bedside
  • Methodology of trials and systematic reviews