Faculty Member

Michael Roerecke

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 (2006-13)

 M.Sc. (Epidemiology), Department of Public Health Sciences, Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies (CoPAS), University of Toronto (2003-05)

 Dipl. – Gesundheitswirt [Degree in Public Health], Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany (1998-02)

Other Affiliations

Independent Scientist, Social and Epidemiological Research Department (SER)

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, $257,000 for 2 years), Roerecke (PI), Rehm (Co-I)

Several systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Integrated surveillance of non-communicable diseases (iNCD), a project supported by the European Commission and WHO Euro

Representative Publications

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

Rehm J, Roerecke M. Patterns of drinking and liver cirrhosis – what do we know and where do we go? Journal of Hepatology. 62(5):1000-1 doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2015.01.027.

Roerecke M, Rehm J (2015). Alcohol and ischaemic heart disease risk – finally moving beyond interpretation of observational epidemiology. Addiction. doi: 10.1111/add.12787. [Epub ahead of print]

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. Epub ahead of print 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.