McMaster University

McMaster University

Mark Loeb


Pathology and Molecular Medicine (primary)
Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Division: Clinical Pathology

Associate Member, Medicine

Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Infectious Diseases

McMaster University
3208 Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning & Discovery
905-525-9140 ext. 26066

Assistant: Meighan Colterjohn


Currently accepting Graduate Students
Currently accepting Post-Doctoral Fellows

Mark Loeb

Faculty Biography

Education and Professional Standing

  • FRCPC Micro, 1996
  • Royal College Infectious Diseases Certification 1995
  • FRCPC Int. Med, 1994
  • MSc Health Research Methodology, McMaster University, 1996
  • BSc Biology, McGill University, 1993
  • MD, McGill University 1990


Research Focus

My research interests include epidemiologic and genomic population-based studies on viral infectious 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.

Clinical Focus

My clinical focus encompasses general infectious diseases. 

Academic Interests

I am Chair of the Master of Science Health Research Methodology Program (MSc HRM) and I sit on the admissions committee. 

Team Members

Mark Loeb Research Group (MLRG)

Executive Assistant/Office Coordinator:
Meighan Colterjohn - Ext 26679

Study Coordinators/Assistants:
Vanessa Manning - Ext. 26678
Vitheya Thanabalan - Ext 26665
Caralyn Kelly - Ext 21451
Nola Fuller - Ext 26669
Rozhin Rasekhi - Ext. 26006

Research Nurse:
Imelda Esporlas-Jewer - Ext. 26673

Database Administrator:
Pardeep Singh
Ext 26668

Lab Technician:
Jennifer Newton - Ext. 20873 or Ext. 21478

Current MSc Students:
Jessica Bartoszko
Tinuke Olagunju

Recent Graduate Students:
Danielle Vuichard (MSc, 2016), Eduardo Fernandez (PhD, 2015), Jeffrey Pernica (MSc, 2014), Jennie Johnstone (PhD, 2014), Michelle Bridge-Science (MSc-2012), Dominik Mertz (MSc, 2011), Aimei Fan (MSc, 2011), Ellen Korol (MSc, 2011), Angela Barbara (PhD, 2011), Sajjad Rafiq (Post doctorate, 2010), Binod Neupane (PhD, 2010), Annie Ruest (MSc, 2010), Kam Kahnamoui (MSc, 2006), Soo Chan Carusone (PhD, 2005)

Selected Publications

Loeb M, Russell M, Moss L, Fonseca K, Fox J,
Earn D, et al. Effect of Influenza Vaccination of Children on Infection Rates in Hutterite
Communities.  JAMA 2010; 303(10):

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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