Robert S. Remis

Robert S. Remis, MDCM, MPH (1946–2014)

Dr. Robert S. Remis received his MD from McGill University in 1972 and completed a rotating internship at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. From 1973 to 1980, he worked as a family practitioner in Northern Saskatchewan, in a community clinic (CLSC) near Montreal and in a rural hospital in the Comoro Islands. In 1981, he received a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. From 1981 to 1983, he trained in field epidemiology at the Epidemic Intelligence Service, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta. In 1984, he was qualified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in community medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine. From 1983 to 1996, Dr. Remis coordinated communicable disease prevention and control for the six community health departments on the island of Montreal. In January 1997, he began work at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto under a mandate from the AIDS Bureau of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Public Health in Ontario to monitor the HIV epidemic in that province. He published over 80 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of HIV, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis and foodborne illness. His research interests included a focus on HIV infection and include surveillance, seroepidemiologic studies, modelling, mother-infant and sexual HIV transmission, and HIV prevention policy and programs. (From