Dr. Nader Fallah (Ph.D.)

nader_fallahAddress:  6th Floor, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 818 W. 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC Canada V5Z 1M9

Tel: (604) 827-1694

Email: nader.fallah@ubc.ca


I am a biostatistician at the Rick Hansen Institute and adjunct professor in the Department of Medicine at University of British Columbia. I obtained my PhD in biostatistics and postdoctoral training in computational neuroscience. I was engaged in analyses of several Canadian and international epidemiological and longitudinal studies in order to develop risk profiles for people living with Alzheimer disease. The main focus of my current research includes patient outcomes following traumatic spinal cord injury and Alzheimer’s disease and also developing statistical and machine learning models.


Research interest:


Methodological:  Biostatistics, Machine learning, Multi-state transition model

Clinical: Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Spinal cord injury, Healthy aging


Professional Training:


2011-2012       Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2008-2011       Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

2003-2008       PhD in Biostatistics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2006-2007       Visiting PhD Student, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

2003                 Visiting PhD Student, International Centre for Theoretical Physic, Trieste, Italy


Honours and Awards:


2016                 Third prize for best poster by staff member, International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries (ICORD) Annual Research Meeting, Vancouver

2009-2011       Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alzheimer Society of Canada

2009-2010       Postdoctoral Internship, Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems, Canada

2009                 Travel award, 6th Canadian Young Researcher Conference in Mathematics, Calgary

2003                 Travel scholarship sponsored by International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy




BMC Geriatric, Neuroepidemiology, Clinical Endocrinology, Journal of Public Health, Journal of Applied Statistics, Neural Computing and Applications, Current Gerontology and Geriatric Research