Christoper Naugler


Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Family Medicine and Community Sciences


Contact information

Preferred method of communication


Sherry Mount


Office: 403-770-3323

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Clinical Epidemiology

Summary of Research

Clinical Epidemiology

What is the incidence of disease and geographic variation of disease within Alberta? My lab uses geospatial mapping techniques to address this question.

Patterns of Laboratory Test Use

Who orders laboratory tests, who receives laboratory tests and how do these vary based on sociodemographic factors and geographic area?

Utility and Appropriateness of Laboratory Testing

How useful are the tests that are ordered, what is the effect if over- and under-utilization of lab tests on health outcomes?

Adverse Drug Reactions

How can ADRs be detected using administrative data? What are the rates of ADRs? How can lab testing be optimally used to detect ADRs?

Big Data Modelling of Laboratory Data

How can big data approaches be used to develop novel ways to interpret lab tests?

Precision Population Health

How can lab data be leveraged to individualize treatment in cardiovascular health, antimicrobial treatment, and diabetes management?


Dr. Naugler is a Professor in the Departments of Pathology, Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the Cuming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.  He completed medical training at Dalhousie University followed by Family medicine training at The University of Western Ontario (CCFP 1999, FCFP 2010), and specialty training in general Pathology at Dalhousie University (FRCPC 2009). He is currently the Department Head of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Calgary and the Medical Director for Calgary Laboratory Services, a lab performing over 30 million tests per year. Dr. Naugler has over 135 peer-reviewed publications and holds grant funding of over 9 million dollars as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator. He was the winner of the 2013 University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine Watanabe Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence. His research includes work on laboratory test appropriateness, clinical epidemiology and pathology informatics.