Barret Rush, MD, MPH, FRCPC
My research interests relate to the use of Big Data in critical care. The main focus of my current program is the study of health disparities in critical care. From access to care, treatment differences and outcomes from critical illness his research program encompasses the full breath of racial, socioeconomic, geographic and gender-based disparities in intensive care unit (ICU) care.
A native of Vancouver, B.C., Dr. Rush spent many childhood summers in Sandy Lake Manitoba where his mother’s family originated. After completion of medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle, he pursued internal medicine and critical care training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. Subsequently he obtained an Master of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and completed a research fellowship in Big Data analysis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Dr. Leo Celi. Excited to return to his roots he joined the faculty at the University of Manitoba in 2019.