Primary care is an under-studied area of health and medicine, yet has the strongest evidence for links with improved population health outcomes. Clinician-led research that takes advantage of routinely collected patient data has the potential to rapidly and efficiently provide important insights into best delivery of healthcare. The McMaster University Sentinel and Information Collaboration (MUSIC) is a practice-based research network composed of clinicians from Hamilton and surrounding areas and is supported with staff from the Department of Family Medicine

MUSIC facilitates high quality research on topics that are important to primary care and the patients it serves. MUSIC regularly extracts de-identified data from electronic medical records to create a research-ready data repository for observational research. The MUSIC network also supports studies and interventions that require new data collection.


Director | Dr. Dee Mangin MBChB, DPH, FRNZCGP

Dr. Mangin sits on the Section of Researchers’ Council with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and is a member of the Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan Medication Safety Leads Group, Patients for Patient Safety Canada. She is the Director of MUSIC and the medical director and cofounder of RxISK.org a website for consumer information and reporting of drug adverse reactions. Her broad interest are: rational prescribing; innovation models of primary care delivery; effective incorporation of evidence into patient centered practice; and the influences of science, policy and commerce on the nature of care.


McMaster University | Department of Family Medicine

David Braley Health Sciences Centre, 6th floor

100 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6

Primary Contact

Administrative Assistant | Amy Tatemichi