Mark Oremus

Mark Oremus



Research Focus:
  • Population Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Services and Policy/Pharmaceutical Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
  • Associate Professor (part-time), Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University


Dr. Mark Oremus is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at University of Waterloo. He also holds a part-time appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University. Mark is an Associate Scientific Director for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging and an Associate Researcher at the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging at McMaster University. He teaches epidemiology at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Mark’s primary research interests include aging and chronic disease, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. He has 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. Mark’s other research interests include systematic reviews, population and public health from a life-course perspective, health policy and economics, and knowledge transfer.

Mark earned his PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University and he held a Career Scientist Award from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Mark also held the inaugural Bernie O’Brien Postdoctoral Fellowship at McMaster University. He is Vice President of the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Communications Officer for the International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology.