Who are we

Andrew F. Smith, PhD, FARVO

Email: Andrew.Smith@MedMetricsinc.com


BA, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

MSc (Health Economics) University of Aberdeen, Scotland

MSc (Eye Health) University of London, England

PhD (Public Health & Health Economics) University of London, England

The research team at MedMetrics Inc, is directed by Dr. Andrew F. Smith. Dr. Smith has over 28 years experience in health economics and epidemiological research in the USA, Canada and Europe as well as over 100 plus publications in a number of peer reviewed journals and scientific meetings. From 2001 to 2007, prior to establishing MedMetrics Inc., Dr. Smith was Regional Health Economics Manager for Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa for Alcon Laboratories Ltd., and was responsible for epidemiologic, health economics and outcomes research activities related to market access, market support, pricing and reimbursement issues across a wide range of both ocular pharmaceutical and medical device products.

A graduate of McGill University and the Faculty of Medicine, University of London, England. Dr. Smith is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at King’s College London, UK (2014-Present). During the academic year 2013-2014, Dr. Smith was a visiting Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at the University of Bath in England. Previously Dr. Smith has been an Adjunct Professor (Health Economics) at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (2008-2012). In addition, Dr. Smith has held appointments at the following academic centers: The Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford (1995-2009); University of Michigan (1998-1999); Wills Eye Hospital (1999-2001); Institute of Ophthalmology, University of London (1994-1995); and the Department of Economics, McGill University (1991-1992).

Dr. Smith has also been a consultant and instructor to a number of government and non-government bodies, medical research and/or education agencies and business organizations on topics related to epidemiology, health economics and health services research. Dr. Smith is a member of The Royal Statistical Society; a Fellow of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (FARVO); The Royal Economic Society; as well as the American and Canadian Economic Associations. 

Currently, Dr. Smith is an Adjunct Professor (Health Economics & Epidemiology) in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

Peter Gerges, MD, CMLE, MSc (Epid.), MBA

Research Manager and Epidemiological Consultant 


MD (M.B. Ch.B.), University of Alexandria, Egypt

CMLE, (Certified Medico-Legal Expert) University of Laval, Quebec, Canada

MSc (Epid.) University of Laval, Quebec, Canada

MBA, University of Laval, Quebec, Canada

Dr. Gerges conducted his basic medical training at the University of Alexandria in Egypt. Since moving to Canada, Dr. Gerges has undertaken post-graduate training in epidemiology and healthcare administration at the University of Laval in Quebec city. Dr Gerges has primarily been involved in a wide range of applied epidemiological and healthcare research and his expertise lies in conducting systematic and targeted literature reviews as well as conducting meta-analyses, reviewing methodologies and allied statistical packages, such as RevMan. Dr. Gerges is based in Quebec city and is fluent in English, French and Arabic.

Megan Kennedy, BA, MLIS

Evidence Synthesis Consultant


BA, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

MLIS, University of British Columbia, Canada

Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Megan Kennedy is a health sciences librarian with over 5 years of experience conducting systematic searches for systematic, scoping, and other types of synthesis reviews. Ms. Kennedy completed her MLIS at UBC in 2016 and since then, has supported over 50 different review projects. Ms. Kennedy is highly skilled in a range of advanced searching methods and has extensive knowledge of common health sciences databases including Medline, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library. Ms. Kennedy is also very knowledgeable about reference management software, such as EndNote, and systematic review software, such as Covidence.