Prof. Mark Loeb

McMaster University, Canada

Professor Loeb graduated from McGill Medical School, then completed a fellowship in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, a combined fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology at McMaster, training in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster, and a research fellowship at the University of Toronto.

Academic Affiliation
Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University.
Division Director, Infectious Diseases, McMaster University.

Research Interests
Epidemiologic and genomic population-based studies on viral infections including influenza, West Nile, and dengue. 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.

Select Publications
Effect of Influenza Vaccination of Children on Infection Rates in Hutterite Communities. JAMA 2010.
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.

Awards and Distinctions
Lancet’s paper of the year 2010
Royal College Medal in Medicine receiptient 2006
CIHR New Investigator Award 2001-2006
Jonas Salk Award – March of Dimes Canada

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