Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso

Associate Professor

P: (519) 685-4292 ext: 42369

F: (519) 685-4093

E-mail: mmontero@uwo.ca




  • As a Physician, Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso conducts research to improve the health and care of elderly patients with cognitive and mobility dysfunction.
  • As a Clinician-Scientist, he has published in high impact journals using various methods and research disciplines:  patient orientated research focusing in frail elderly, cohort studies, proof of principle interventions, and randomized trials.
  • He holds a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Early Research Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation.
  • He enjoys supervising enthusiastic graduate students, postdocs, and medical trainees in a multi-disciplinary team based environment.  Students have had significant academic success: authorship in abstracts and peer reviewed papers in medical journals, investigators in peer reviewed grants, research awards and scholarships, presentations at international meetings.
  • Opportunity for PhD candidate:
    Dr.Montero-Odasso, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at The University of Western Ontario. He has established a successful research program in Gait and Brain Health conducting several research projects focused on understanding the mechanisms and potential treatment of age-related mobility and cognitive decline.
    Of these studies, the “Frailty and Mobility Study” is an ongoing cohort study aimed at determining if gait and frailty characteristics in community dwelling older adults will predict the development of adverse outcomes such as falls, hospitalizations and mortality.
    Currently, there is an opportunity for a PhD candidate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics to join this multi-disciplinary team to be a part of the “Frailty and Mobility Study”. Students interested in discussing potential projects and opportunities can contact Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso at mmontero@uwo.ca.
  • Students interested in discussing potential projects and opportunities can contact Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso at mmontero@uwo.ca.
  • More information about opportunities are at gaitandbrain.com


  • MD             University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • PhD           Gerontology and Research Methodology, University of Buenos Aires
  • PostDoc    Geriatric Research, McGill University
  • FRCPC       Internal Medicine
  • FRCPC       Geriatric Medicine



  • The role of exercise and cognitive remaidon and vitamin D in cognitive and Mobility decline.  An RCT ( this trila is part of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) – CIHR
  • Gait Variability as Predictor of Cognitive Decline and Risk of Falls in MCI. “ The Gait and Brain Cohort Study”
  • High doses of Vitamin D improve Frailty Status – The Mobility and Frailty Study
  • The Effect of Cognitive Enhancers on Gait and Falls. An RCT
  • The role of Cognitive Statutes and Vitamin D levels in Rehabilitation in GRU (Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit)


  • Motoric cognitive risk syndrome: Multicountry prevalence and dementia risk.
    Verghese J, Annweiler C, Ayers E, Barzilai N, Beauchet O, Bennett DA, Bridenbaugh SA, Buchman AS, Callisaya ML, Camicioli R, Capistrant B, Chatterji S, De Cock AM, Ferrucci L, Giladi N, Guralnik JM, Hausdorff JM, Holtzer R, Kim KW, Kowal P, Kressig RW, Lim JY, Lord S, Meguro K, Montero-Odasso M, Muir-Hunter SW, Noone ML, Rochester L, Srikanth V, Wang C. Neurology. 2014 Aug 19;83(8):718-26..
  • [Vitamin D. A hormone in disguise.]
    Montero-Odasso M. Rev Esp Geriatr Gerontol. 2014 Jul 1 doi: 10.1016/j.regg.2014.05.004. [Epub ahead of print] Spanish. No abstract available.
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