Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Mark Loeb

BSc (McGill), MD (McGill), MSc (McMaster), FRCPC

Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Joint Member, Dept of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Division Director, Infectious Diseases, McMaster University

Associate Editor, ACP Journal Club

CIHR New Investigator Award 2001-2006

905.525.9140 x 26066

McMaster University
Faculty of Health Sciences
Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning, Rm. 3208
1200 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 3Z5

Office location: MDCL-3208

Administrative Assistant: Tiffany Pattison
905.525.9140 x 26679

Academic Interests

My research interests include epidemiologic and genomic population-based studies on viral infections including influenza, West Nile, and dengue. Current projects include an NIH population genetics research program, a CIHR funded cluster randomized controlled trial to reduce spread of influenza by immunizing children in Hutterite colonies, and a CIHR funded influenza pandemic team grant to establish natural history as well as immunologic and genetic determinants of influenza infection. 

Team Members

Research Program Manager:
Sasha Eskandarian Ext 26672

Executive Assistant/Office Coordinator:
Tiffany Pattison Ext 26679

Study Coordinators/Assistants:
Vanessa Manning Ext 26678
Laura Childerhose Ext 26665
Georgina Rafanan Ext 26667

Research Nurses:
Tammy Hlywka Ext 26679
Ann Copper Ext 26670
Diane Dakers Ext 21451
Amy Bartholomew Ext 26670

Database Administrator:
Pardeep Singh Ext 26668

Financial Administrator:
Ruthanne Cameron Ext 26677

Lab Technician:
Iris Wang Ext 20873
Korinne Hamilton Ext 20873

Current Students:
Sandra Asner (MSc), Meghann Gregg (MSc), Lisa Banh (PhD), Lindsay Keegan (MSc), Anne Phillipneri (MSc), Emma Goodall (PhD), Fiona Kouyoumdjian (PhD), David Bulir (PhD), Jennie Johnstone (PhD), Timothy Tae Hyong Kim (PhD), Jeff Pernica (MSc), Michelle Bridge (MSc), Aimee Fan (MSc), Eduardo Fernandez (PhD)  

Recent Graduate Students:
Dominik Mertz (MSc, 2011), Ellen Korol (MSc, 2011), Angela Barbara (PhD, 2011), Sajjad Rafiq (Post doctorate, 2010), Binod Neupane (PhD, 2010), Annie Ruest (MSc, 2010), Jennie Johnstone (MSc, 2010), Heather Candon (MSc, 2010), Agnes Tong (PhD, 2009), Kam Kahnamoui (MSc, 2006),  Soo Chan Carusone (PhD, 2005)

Selected Publications

  1. Loeb M, Hanna S. Nicolle L, Eyles J, Elliott S, Rathbone M, Drebot M, Neupane B, Fearon M, Mahony J.  Prognosis after West Nile Virus Infection. Ann Intern Med 2008;149:232-41.
  2. Loeb M, Chan Carusone S, Goeree R, Walter S, Brazil K, Krueger P, Simor A, Moss L, Marrie T. Effect of a clinical pathway to reduce hospitalizations in nursing home residents with pneumonia. JAMA 2006; 295:2503-10.
  3. Loeb M, Brazil K, Lohfeld L, McGeer A, Simor AE, Stevenson K, Zoutman D, Liu X, Smith S, Walter S. Effect of a multifaceted intervention on number of antimicrobial prescriptions for suspected urinary tract infections in residents of nursing homes: cluster randomized controlled trial. BMJ 2005; 331:669.
  4. Loeb M, Elliott SJ, Gibson B, Fearon M, Nosal R, Drebot M, D’Cuhna C, Harrington D, Smith S, George P, Eyles J. Protective behaviour and West Nile virus risk. Emerg Infect. Dis. 2005; 11(9):1433-6.
  5. Loeb M, McGeer A, Henry B, Ofner M, Rose D, Hwlyka T, Levie J, McDonald J, Smith S, Moss L, Smith A, Green K, Walter S. SARS among critical care nurses, Toronto. Emerg Infect Dis 2004; 10:251-5.

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