Mahyar Etminan

Degrees, Title/Position:
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of British Columbia
Associate, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Division of Neurology
Scientist, Eye Care Center, Co-Lead Collaboration for Epidemiology of Ocular Diseases (CEPOD)
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Co-Investigator - Diabetes Action Canada


Dr. Etminan’s area of research is focused on drug safety. She uses large population-based databases from Canada and the United States as well as epidemiologic methods to quantify adverse drug reactions in the area of ophthalmology as well as other therapeutic areas. She is also interested in causal inference methods and its application in epidemiological research. Recently, Dr. Etminan co-authored a paper looking at the risk of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor inhibitors, a new class of antidiabetic medications, and risk of diabetic retinopathy. In 2019 she plans to study health outcomes related to diabetic retinopathy in British Columbia.

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