Faculty Member

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

Email Address(es)
cornelia.baines@utoronto.ca
Office Phone
(416) 978-1458
Office Address
Faculty of Public Health Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Room 576 Toronto, ON M5T 3M7
Division(s)/Office
Epidemiology Division
Position
Professor Emerita
SGS Status
Member Emerita
Appointment Status
Emeritus

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

Invited lectures

  • Celebrating CE&B/HEI’s 50th anniversary: a DME Grad remembers! David Braley Health Science Center, McMaster University, Hamilton.  Sept 7, 2017. 

External Committees and Working Groups:

  • Member, Task Force on Environmental Health, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (2016-2019)

Publications

  • Hu H, Baines CJ. Recent insights and opportunities for three under-recognized conditions; myalgic  encephalitis-chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and environmental sensitivities- multiple chemical sensitivity.  Invited and submitted to Can Med Assoc  J, November 2017
  • Baines CJ, To T, Miller AB. Revised estimates of overdiagnosis from the Canadian National Breast Screening Study.  Preventive Medicine 2016.  http://dx.doi,org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.06.033
  • 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/jbreast.21016.08.002
  • Bleyer A, Baines C, Miller AB. Impact of screening mammography on breast cancer mortality.  Int J Cancer 2015. DOI: 1002/ijc.29925

Other Professional Activities

  • Invited to review by Oxford Bibliographies 2017.
  • Invited to review the draft of breast screening guidelines for 2018 by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Services.