Robert Platt is Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill University. He holds the Albert Boehringer I Endowed Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology. Dr. Platt is the Executive Co-lead of the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES); CNODES is a network of over 100 researchers, policymakers, and trainees across Canada that provides high-quality evidence to support Canadian decision makers on drug safety queries. He has led the methods team of CNODES since its inception. In this role he has led a methods research and training program for CNODES and has participated as senior methodologist in several CNODES studies. Dr. Platt’s research interests are in statistical methods and applications for administrative-data pharmacoepidemiology, and in methods for causal inference from epidemiologic studies. His methodologic interests are in marginal structural models for analyses of large administrative-data cohorts, in particular with regard to specification and optimization of the propensity score and inverse probability weights. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of Washington.