Finlay McAlister


  • General Internist, University of Alberta Hospital
  • Professor , Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alberta
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
  • Director, Patient Health Outcomes Research and Clinical Effectiveness Institute, University of Alberta
  • Lead, Alberta SPOR (Support for Patient Oriented Research) Data Platform
  • 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