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angle-left Dick Menzies, MD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University



tuberculosis • biostatistics • epidemiology • respiratory disease • global health

Research Focus

My research focuses on clinical and epidemiologic aspects of tuberculosis. My clinical research involves diagnosis of latent as well as active TB: evaluating new tests or strategies to diagnose these conditions. In terms of treatment my interest lies in evaluation through randomized trials and epidemiologic studies. I am interested in occupational tuberculosis, particularly among healthcare workers and prevention of TB transmission within hospitals and other healthcare facilities. I am also interested in tuberculosis in disadvantaged populations, including aboriginal populations in Canada.

Selected Publications

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  • Menzies D1, Long R, Trajman A, Dion MJ, Yang J, Al Jahdali H, Memish Z, Khan K, Gardam M, Hoeppner V, Benedetti A, Schwartzman K. Adverse events with 4 months of rifampin therapy or 9 months of isoniazid therapy for latent tuberculosis infection: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Nov 18;149(10):689-97. PMID: 19017587.

  • Oxlade O1, Schwartzman K, Benedetti A, Pai M, Heymann J, Menzies D. Developing a tuberculosis transmission model that accounts for changes in population health. Med Decis Making. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):53-68. doi: 10.1177/0272989X10369001. Epub 2010 Jun 2. PMID: 20519452.

  • Menzies D1, Nahid P. Update in tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial disease 2012. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct 15;188(8):923-7. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201304-0687UP. PMID: 24127799.

  • Denkinger CM1, Pai M, Patel M, Menzies D. Gamma interferon release assay for monitoring of treatment response for active tuberculosis: an explosion in the spaghetti factory. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Feb;51(2):607-10. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02278-12. Epub 2012 Nov 21. PMID: 23175268.

  • Bastos ML, Hussain H, Weyer K, Garcia-Garcia L, Leimane V, Leung CC, Narita M, Penã JM, Ponce-de-Leon A, Seung KJ, Shean K, Sifuentes-Osornio J, Van der Walt M, Van der Werf TS, Yew WW, Menzies D; Collaborative Group for Meta-analysis of Individual Patient Data in MDR-TB. Treatment outcomes of patients with multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis according to drug susceptibility testing to first- and second-line drugs: an individual patient data meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Nov 15;59(10):1364-74. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu619. Epub 2014 Aug 5. PMID: 25097082.