Faculty Member

Michael Roerecke PhD

Email Address(es)
michael.roerecke@camh.ca, m.roerecke@web.de
Office Phone
416 535 8501 x 34239
Office Address
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, T523 Toronto, ON M5S 2S1
Division(s)/Office
Epidemiology Division
Position
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Alcohol epidemiology
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Evidence
  • Non-linear risk relations

Education & Training History

Ph.D. (Epidemiology), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies (CoPAS), University of Toronto (2013)

M.Sc. (Epidemiology), Department of Public Health Sciences, Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies (CoPAS), University of Toronto (2005)

Dipl. – Gesundheitswirt [Degree in Public Health], Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany (2002)

Other Affiliations

Independent Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research (IHMPR)

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

33 Russell Street, T523

Toronto, M5S 2S1

Canada

Tel: ++1 416 535 8501 x 34239

Email: michael.roerecke@camh.ca

Professional Summary & Appointments

2015 – current   Assistant Professor (Status-only), Division of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

2014 – current   Independent Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto

Honours & Awards

2013-14                Post-doctoral Fellowship, Centre for Addiction Mental Health

2010-11                Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario Fellowship, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

2009-10                Inge and Ralf Hoffmann Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

2008-09                H. David Archibald Award, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

2007-08                Ashley Studentship Award, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU)

2003-04                Government of Canada Award, International Council for Canadian Studies

1999-2002            Full scholarship, Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft [Foundation of German Business]

Current Research Projects

‘Drinking patterns and chronic diseases: a series of meta-analyses’, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R21 AA023521), Roerecke (PI)

Several systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Representative Publications

Roerecke M, Kaczorowski J, Tobe SW, Gmel G, Hasan OSM, Rehm J (2017). The effect of a reduction in alcohol consumption on blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of trial data. Lancet Public Health. 2(2):e108-120.

Roerecke M (2017). On bias in alcohol epidemiology and the search for the perfect study. Addiction. 112(2):217-218.

Roerecke M, Nanau R, Rehm J, Neuman M (2016). Ethnicity matters: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the non-linear relationship between alcohol consumption and prevalence and incidence of hepatic steatosis. EBioMedicine. 8:317-330.

Roerecke M, Shield KD, Higuchi S, Yoshimura A, Larsen E, Rehm MX, Rehm J (2015). Estimates of alcohol-related oesophageal cancer burden in Japan: systematic review and meta-analyses. WHO Bulletin. 93:329-338C.

Rehm J, Roerecke M (2015). Patterns of drinking and liver cirrhosis – what do we know and where do we go? Journal of Hepatology. 62(5):1000-1.

Roerecke M, Rehm J (2015). Alcohol and ischaemic heart disease risk – finally moving beyond interpretation of observational epidemiology. Addiction. 110(5):723-5.

Roerecke M, Rehm J (2014). Alcohol consumption, drinking patterns, and ischemic heart disease: a narrative review of meta-analyses and a systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of heavy drinking occasions on risk for moderate drinkers. BMC Medicine. 12:182 doi:10.1186/s12916-014-0182-6.

Probst C, Roerecke M, Behrendt S, Rehm J (2014). Gender differences in socioeconomic inequality of alcohol-attributable mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Drug and Alcohol Review. 34(3):267-77. doi: 10.1111/dar.12184.

Rehm J, Roerecke M (2014). Time to rethink the ischaemic heart disease effects of low to moderate alcohol consumption? BMJ. http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g4164/rapid-responses.

Roerecke M, Rehm J (2014). Chronic heavy drinking and ischaemic heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Open Heart. 1: e000135 doi:10.1136/openhrt-2014-000135.

Probst C, Roerecke M, Behrendt S, Rehm J (2014). Socioeconomic differences in alcohol-attributable mortality compared with all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology. 43(4):1314-27.

Roerecke M, Rehm J (2014). Cause-specific mortality risk in alcohol use disorder treatment patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology. 43(3):906-19.

Rehm J, Kailasapillai S, Larsen E, Rehm MX, Samokhvalov AV, Shield KD, Roerecke M, Lachenmeier DW (2014). A systematic review of the epidemiology of unrecorded alcohol consumption and the chemical composition of unrecorded alcohol. Addiction. 109(6):880-93.

Rehm J, Dawson D, Frick U, Gmel G, Roerecke M, Shield K, Grant B (2014). Burden of disease associated with alcohol use disorders in the United States. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 38(4):1068-1077.

Lev-Ran S, Roerecke M, Le Foll B, George TP, McKenzie K, Rehm J (2014). The association between cannabis use and depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Psychological Medicine. 44(4):797-810.

Goldner E, Lusted A, Roerecke M, Rehm J, Fischer B (2014). Prevalence of Axis-1 Psychiatric (with focus on Depression and Anxiety) Disorder and Symptomatology among Non-Medical Prescription Opioid Users in Substance Use Treatment: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Addictive Behaviors. 39(3):520-531.

Asbridge M, Mann R, Cusimano MD, Trayling C, Roerecke M, Tallon JM, Whipp A, Rehm J (2014). Cannabis and traffic collision risk: findings from a case-crossover study of injured drivers presenting to emergency departments. International Journal of Public Health. 59(2):395-404.

Roerecke M, Gual A, Rehm J (2013). Reduction of alcohol consumption and subsequent mortality in alcohol use disorders: systematic review and meta-analysis. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 74(12):e1181-1189.

Lusted A, Roerecke M, Goldner E, Rehm J, Fischer B (2013). The Prevalence of Pain Symptoms in Substance Use Treatment Populations Reporting Non-Medical Use of Prescription Opioids (NMPOU): A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Pain Physician. 16(6):E671-684.

Roerecke M, Rehm J (2013). Alcohol Use Disorders and Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Addiction. 108(9):1562-1578.

Rehm J, Roerecke M (2013). Reduction of drinking in problem drinkers and mortality. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 48(4):509-513.

Grigoriadis S, Vonderporten EH, Mamisashvili L, Roerecke M, Rehm J, Dennis CL, Koren G, Steiner M, Mousmanis P, Cheung A, Ross LE (2013). Antidepressant Exposure During Pregnancy and Congenital Malformations: Is there an Association?  A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Best Evidence. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 74(4):e293-308.

Ross LE, Grigoriadis S, Mamisashvili L, Vonderporten EH, Roerecke M, Rehm J, Dennis CL, Koren G, Steiner M, Mousmanis P, Cheung A (2013). Pregnancy and Delivery Outcomes after Exposure to Antidepressant Medication: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JAMA Psychiatry. 70(4):436-443.

Roerecke M, Rehm J (2013). On the evidence of a cardioprotective effect of alcohol consumption. Addiction. 108(2):429-431.

Roerecke M, Rehm J (2013). What is best evidence in epidemiology? A reply to Stockwell (2012). Addiction. 108(2):427-428.

Fischer B, Lusted A, Roerecke M, Taylor B, Rehm J (2012). The prevalence of mental health and pain symptoms in general population samples reporting nonmedical use of prescription opioids: A systematic review and meta-analysis. The Journal of Pain. 13(11):1029-1044.

Roerecke M, Rehm J (2012). Alcohol Intake Revisited: Risks and Benefits. Current Atherosclerosis Reports. 14(6):556-562.

Roerecke M, Rehm J (2012). The cardioprotective association of average alcohol consumption and ischaemic heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction. 107(7):1246-1260.

Roerecke M, Greenfield TK, Kerr W, Cohen JE, Bondy S, Rehm J (2011). Heavy drinking occasions in relation to ischaemic heart disease mortality – An 11-22 year follow-up of the 1984 and 1995 US National Alcohol Surveys. International Journal of Epidemiology. 40(5):1401-1410.

Rehm J, Roerecke M (2011). Alcohol, the heart and the cardiovascular system: What do we know and where should we go? Drug and Alcohol Review. 30:335-337.

Roerecke M, Rehm J (2011). Ischemic heart disease mortality and morbidity in former drinkers: a meta-analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology. 173(3):245-258.

Roerecke M, Rehm J (2010). Irregular heavy drinking occasions and risk of ischemic heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology. 171(6):633-644.