Mark Oremus

Mark Oremus.

Contact information

Office: LHN 3731

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 45129


Research interests

My primary research interests include aging and chronic disease, cognition, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.  I have conducted studies on willingness-to-pay for Alzheimer’s disease medications, measuring quality-of-life in Alzheimer’s disease, and the use of outcome measurement instruments in Alzheimer’s disease drug trials.  My other research interests include systematic reviews, population and public health from a life-course perspective, health policy and economics, and knowledge transfer.

Graduate supervision and student opportunities

I am not currently accepting applications from graduate students.

Graduate studies application details

Teaching interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Population and public health 
  • Mixed methods


BA Political Science, McGill University

MA Public Policy and Administration, Concordia University

MSc Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University

PhD Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University

Selected publications

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Van Damme J, Lemmon K, Oremus M, Neiterman E, Stolee P. Understanding frailty screening: a domain mapping activity. Can Geriatr J. In Press.

Emary PC, Oremus M, Houweling TAW, Wangler M, Akhtar-Danesh N. Attitudes, beliefs, and practices among Swiss chiropractors regarding medication prescribing for musculoskeletal conditions: a national Q-methodology study. Chiropr Man Therap. 2020;28(1):54.

Emary PC, Oremus M, Houweling TAW, Wangler M, Akhtar-Danesh N. Attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding medication prescribing for musculoskeletal conditions: a protocol for a national Q-methodology study of Swiss chiropractors. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2020;64(2):119-130.

Gilfoyle M, Chaurasia A, Garcia J, Oremus M. Perceived susceptibility to developing cancer and screening for colorectal and prostate cancer: A longitudinal analysis of Alberta's Tomorrow Project. J Med Screen. 2020:969141320941900. Epub ahead of print.

Kim YJ, Oremus M, Chen HH, McFarlane T, Shah D, Horton S. Real-world effectiveness of nivolumab in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Future Oncol. 2020;16(27):2045-2058.

Sakib MN, Butt ZA, Morita PP, Oremus M, Fong GT, Hall PA. Considerations for an Individual-Level Population Notification System for Pandemic Response: A Review and Prototype. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Jun 5;22(6):e19930.

McDonald EJ, Quick M, Oremus M. Examining the Association between Community-Level Marginalization and Emergency Room Wait Time in Ontario, Canada. Healthc Policy. 2020 May;15(4):64-76.

Rutter EC, Tyas SL, Maxwell CJ, Law J, O'Connell ME, Konnert CA, Oremus M. Association between functional social support and cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults: a protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2020;10(4):e037301.

Van Damme J, Neiterman E, Oremus M, Lemmon K, Stolee P. Perspectives of older adults, caregivers, and healthcare providers on frailty screening: A qualitative study. BMC Geriatr. 2020;20(1):65.

Moskalewicz A, Oremus M. No clear choice between Newcastle-Ottawa Scale and Appraisal Tool for Cross-Sectional Studies to assess methodological quality in cross-sectional studies of health-related quality of life and breast cancer. J Clin Epidemiol 2020;120:94-103.

Oremus M, Tyas SL, Maxwell CJ, Konnert C, O'Connell ME, Law J. Social support availability is positively associated with memory in persons aged 45-85 years: a cross-sectional analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2020;86:103962. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2019.103962.

Oremus M, Konnert C, Law J, Maxwell CJ, O’Connell ME, Tyas SL. Social support and cognitive function in middle- and older-aged adults: descriptive analysis of CLSA tracking data. Eur J Public Health. 2019;29(6):1084-1089.

Gilfoyle M, Chaurasia A, Garcia J, Oremus M. Perceived susceptibility to developing cancer and mammography screening behaviour: a cross-sectional analysis of Alberta’s Tomorrow Project. Public Health. 2019:177;135-142.

Miller AB, Sears ME, Morgan LL, Davis DL, Hardell L, Oremus M, Soskolne CL. Risks to health and well-being from radio-frequency radiation emitted by cell phones and other wireless devices. Front Public Health. 2019;7:223.

Randle JM, Heckman G, Oremus M, Ho J. Intermittent antipsychotic medication and mortality in institutionalized older adults: a scoping review. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019;34(7):906-920.

Hosseini S, Chaurasia A, Oremus M. The effect of religion and spirituality on cognitive function: a systematic review. Gerontologist. 2019;59(2):e76-e85.

Hosseini S, Oremus M. The effect of age of initiation of cannabis use on psychosis, depression, and anxiety among youth under 25 years. Can J Psychiatry. 2019;64(5):304-312.