• Barret Rush headshot
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    University of Manitoba
    Room GF 228- 820 Sherbrook Street
    Health Sciences Centre
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9

    Phone: 204-787-1634

Research summary

Dr. Barret Rush's research aims to unlock the potential of big data in critical care and bring about a deeper understanding of the disparities in the field. His program of research is centered on the study of health disparities in critical care, with a focus on understanding the complex interplay of factors that contribute to these disparities, including access to care, treatment differences, and outcomes for individuals experiencing critical illness. Dr. Rush's work is particularly innovative as it leverages cutting-edge machine learning techniques to analyze large and complex data sets, providing new insights into the drivers of health disparities in critical care. This research is of particular relevance to researchers, healthcare providers and policymakers working to improve the quality of care and reduce health disparities for critically ill patients.

Research themes

  • Disparities in critical care
  • Big data analysis/machine learning
  • Epidemiology
  • Outcomes research


  • Big Data
  • Critical Care
  • Epidemiology
  • Machine Learning
  • Outcomes Research
  • Public Health


Dr. Barret Rush is an assistant professor at the Max Rady College of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine. He is a native of Vancouver, B.C., and spent many childhood summers in Sandy Lake, Manitoba. After completing his medical degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Rush pursued internal medicine and critical care training at the University of British Columbia. He then went on to obtain a master of public health at Harvard University and completed a research fellowship in Big Data analysis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2019, he returned to his roots and joined the faculty at the University of Manitoba.

  • Education

    • Master of Public Health, Harvard University (2017)
    • Doctor of Medicine, University of Washington (2011)
    • Bachelor of Science, Washington State University (2007)
  • Awards

    • Peter Dodeck Research Award, University of British Columbia, Division of Critical Care Medicine (2016)

Contact us

Internal Medicine
Room GC430, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada