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Adrian Erasmus

PhD student

College: Hughes Hall
Supervisor: Jacob Stegenga
Thesis topic: Issues in Predicting the Effectiveness of Medical Interventions

Research Interests

My research focuses on medical epistemology, particularly questions about evidence and inference in healthcare research and issues surrounding the application of AI in medical contexts. I am also interested in the intersection of these epistemic concerns with values and ethical issues in public health. 


Non-peer Reviewed 

2020: 'Data-dredging Bias' in The Catalogue of Bias, Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. (with Bennett Holman and John P.A. Ioannidis)

Selected Talks

Assessing the Consequences of P-hacking using Expected Utility and the Argument from Inductive Risk


  • The 27th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Baltimore, MD. USA.


  • The 16th International Congress on Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic.

  • The 8th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable, Paris, France.

  • The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Conference at Congress 2019, Vancouver, BC Canada.

Etiological, Symptom-Based, and Pathophysiological Approaches to Disease Classification


  • The Canadian Philosophy Association Conference at Congress 2019, Vancouver, BC Canada.

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