Wilma M. Hopman

Wilma M. Hopman

613. 549. 6666 x 4941
  • Research Methodologist, KGHRI
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen’s University

Quality of life analysis for Canadian health outcomes


Ms Hopman is a research methodologist and biostatistician with a broad background in research, research design and statistical analysis. She began her career as a researcher with the Human Communication Unit, Department of Otolaryngology, Hotel Dieu Hospital in 1985. From 1988-1997 she was a member of the Case Mix Research Group, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology (now Public Health Sciences), Queen’s University, first as a research associate then advancing to Associate Director. In 1997 she was appointed Director of the MacKenzie Health Services Research Group. During this time (1995-1999) she was also a Training Consultant at the U.S. Federal Government Clinical Data Abstraction Centre Coastal Zone, Columbia, Maryland.

In addition to being a lecturer in the Queen’s School of Nursing (BSc and PhD programs), the Department of Medicine (Pathology; Biomedical and Molecular Sciences; Post-Graduate Medicine; Pediatrics; Internal Medicine; Oncology; Emergency Medicine; Neurology), and in the St. Lawrence College Nursing Program, she is an external reviewer for a number of federal, provincial and international health research funding agencies. She is also a peer reviewer for over 30 national and international journals and has been involved in the research of 14 clinician scientists, Master’s or PhD candidates as a Supervisor, Co-Supervisor or Committee member. She currently (April 2022) has just over 400 peer-reviewed publications. 

Education and Honours
  • MA, Applied Psychology, Queen’s University
  • BA, Psychology, Brock University

Ms Hopman works with students, researchers and clinician-scientists, providing guidance on planning and methodological aspects of research proposals, but primarily providing data analysis and interpretation expertise. She has contributed to research studies across a broad spectrum of disciplines and areas, from anesthesiology, blood disorders, osteoarthritis and surgery to cancer, heart disease and stroke. In her own research, she has developed particular expertise in quality of life analysis for Canadian health outcomes in areas as diverse as sepsis, MS, osteoporosis, leg ulcers, aging, and military transition to civilian life, including landmark studies using the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form Survey Instrument (SF36).