I am an epidemiologist interested in occupational and environmental risk factors for health and disease, and am particularly committed to studying and improving the methods used to conduct this type of research. My research interests include risk factors for Parkinson's disease (including whole body vibration, pesticides, head injuries and exposure to animals and viruses), occupational risk factors for cancer (including shift and sedentary work) and the effect of the built environment on bicycling injury risk.
I am interested in developing new ways to study occupational and environmental risk relationships. This includes the linkage of large administrative datasets and finding ways for research on chronic disease risk factors to proceed while addressing privacy concerns.
I completed my undergraduate and master of science degrees in biology at Queen’s University and my doctoral studies in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. I did postdoctoral work at the Occupational Cancer Research Centre in Toronto. I joined the School of Occupational and Public Health in 2012 as an assistant professor.