Faculty Member

Cornelia J. Baines M.D., M.Sc., FACE

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
(416) 978-1458
Office Address
Faculty of Public Health Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Room 576 Toronto, ON M5T 3M7
Epidemiology Division
Professor Emerita
SGS Status
Member Emerita
Appointment Status

Research Interests

  • Efficacy of breast cancer screening
  • Influence of conflicts of interest on health policy
  • Effect on health of wind turbines

Education & Training History

MD University of Toronto, Toronto

MSc in Design, Measurement and Evaluation, McMaster University, Hamilton.

Other Affiliations

  • Continuing Senior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto
  • Fellow, Senior College, University of Toronto
  • Fellow, American College of Epidemiology
  • Member Emerita, College Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

CHL7001H: Health: An engine for the journey to peace – one lecture annually

Intermittent invited lectures: “How conflicts of interest influence health policy” and “Examining the wind turbine controversy”

Professional Summary & Appointments

Professor Emerita, Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health, University of Toronto

Advisor to Evidence.Network.ca 2012 –

Expert Witness at Environmental Review Tribunal hearings in 2011 and 2013 appraising adverse health effects of wind turbines.

Member, Task Force on Environmental Health (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care) 2016-

Current Research Projects

  • 1981 until present: Participation in continuing analysis of results of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study
  • 2011 until present: reviewing evidence relating to adverse health effects attributed to wind turbines.

Representative Publications

  • Jorgensen KJ, Kalager M, Barratt A, Baines CJ et al. Overview of guidelines on breast screening: Why recommendations differ and what to do about it.  The Breast.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.breast./2016.08.002
  • Baines CJ, To T, Miller AB.  Revised estimates of overdiagnosis from the Canadian National Breast Screening Study.  Preventive Medicine. http://dx./dpo./prg/10.1016/y.pmed.2016.06.033
  • Bleyer A, Baines C, Miller AB.  Impact of screening mammography on breast cancer mortality. International Journal of Cancer. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijc/29925/abstract  (2015)
  • To T, Wall C, Baines CJ, Miller AB.  Carcinoma in situ, a precursor lesion of invasive cancer.  International Journal of Cancer 2014. 20;135:1646-52.
  • Miller AB, Wall C, Baines CJ et al. Twenty-five year follow-up of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study. BMJ 2014;348:g366 doi: 10.1136/bmj.g366 (Feb 11, 2014).
  • Baines CJ. An Overview of Breast Screening. in Epidemiology of Women’s Health (ed) Senie R. Jones and Bartlett. NYC, 2013.
  • Baines CJ. Unpacking the great mammography debate. The Canadian Women’s Health Network. http://www.cwhn.ca/en/tothepoint/unpackingmammography December 18, 2012.
  • Baines CJ. Unnecessary Uncertainty is Unacceptable. Can Med Assoc J. July 3, 2012, doi: 10.1503/cmaj.120437.
  • Baines CJ. Frank words about breast screening. Open Medicine 2011;5:E132
  • Baines CJ. Rational and irrational issues in breast cancer screening. Cancers 2011. http://www.mdpi.com/journal/cancers/index
  • Baines CJ. Mammography Screening. It’s Time to Accept the Evidence. HuffPost Social News. 01/23/2012