Faculty Member

Aviroop Biswas PhD

Email Address(es)
avi.biswas@utoronto.ca
Office Phone
416-927-2027 ext. 2290
Office Address
Institute for Work & Health 481 University Avenue, Suite 800 Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E9
Website(s)
Institute for Work & Health
Division(s)/Office
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Position
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Workplace policies, programs, and practices to promote worker health and wellbeing.
  • Sex/gender and socioeconomic differences in worker health and wellbeing.
  • Examining the complex interplay between work-related and non-work-related factors on worker health.
  • The analyses of population surveys, administrative data, and wearable device data.
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Other Affiliations

follow Associate Scientist, Institute for Work & Health

Education & Training History

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Work and Health – Institute for Work & Health
  • PhD., Health Services Research (Outcomes & Evaluation) – Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • BSc., Biology – Western University
  • BSc., Cell Biology – McGill University

Honours & Awards

  • 2015 Most Influential Publication (Rank #2) – American Heart Association Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health.
  • Altmetric Top 100 Research Articles of 2015 (#41)
  • Ted Goldberg Award for Academic Excellence and Promise in Health Services Research, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

Current Research Projects

go Biswas A (Principal Investigator), Mustard CA, Smith P, Prince-Ware, SA. How much movement do workers need to be healthy? Understanding work-related and non-work contributions to the movement patterns of Canadian workers and their cardiometabolic consequences. Funded by CIHR Fall Project Grant. Ongoing.

go site Biswas A (Principal Investigator), Smith P, Gignac MA, Van Eerd D. Developing recommendations for workplaces to implement an integrated health protection and health promotion approach. Funded by Alberta Labour. Ongoing.

go to link Biswas A (Principal Investigator), Smith P, Irvin E. Workplace hazard exposure, injuries and illness: What difference do sex and gender make? Funded by WorkSafeBC. Ongoing.

Mustard CA, http://mountaintownnews.net/category/uncategorized/page/5/ Biswas A (Co-Investigator), Smith P. Improving information on worker health protection in Ontario. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour Research Opportunities Program. Ongoing.

Selected Publications

Mitchell MS, Orstad SL, http://therapeuticaxis.com.au/our-massage-therapists/carola-rivera/ Biswas A, Pakosh MT, Faulkner GE (2018). Financial incentives for physical activity in adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 10.1136/bjsports-2019-100633

source site Biswas A, Severin C, Smith PM, Steenstra I, Robson LS, Amick III BC (2018). Larger workplaces, people-oriented culture, and specific industry sectors associated with co-occurring health protection and wellness activities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15(12): 2739.

http://livewellchiro.com.au/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1574351662.9858798980712890625000 Biswas A, Smith PM, Gignac MA (2018). Naturally-occurring facilities at or near work to increase the leisure time physical activity of workers: a propensity-score weighted population study. Preventive Medicine Reports 10: 263-270.

http://caligemhealth.com.au/health-services/mens-health/ Biswas A, Smith PM, Alter DA (2018). Is promoting 6 hours of standing an appropriate public health message? European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 25(7):751-752.

Tremblay MS, Aubert S, Barnes JD, http://fuelcommunications.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1574352315.1364719867706298828125 Biswas A etc. [co-author as part of SBRN Terminology Consensus Project Participants] (2017). Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) – terminology consensus project process and outcome. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 14:75.

click Biswas A, Smith PM, Gignac MA (2017). Access to showers and change rooms at work associated with active commuting among older workers: findings from a national population survey. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 1:733464818755313.

Buy 100Mg Tramadol Online Biswas A, Faulkner GE, Oh PI, Alter DA (2017). Patient and practitioner perspectives on reducing sedentary behaviour at an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program. Disability and Rehabilitation. 40(19): 2267-2274.

Can You Get Tramadol Online Biswas A, Oh PI, Faulkner GE, Bonsignore A, Pakosh MT, Alter DA (2017). The energy expenditure benefits of reallocating sedentary time with physical activity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Public Health. 40(2): 295 – 303.

http://adbbrakes.com/gallery/2017-f1-grand-prix-melbourne/ Biswas A, Oh PI, Faulkner GE, Alter DA (2016). Baseline risk has greater influence over behavioral attrition on the real-world clinical effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 79(e1): 55-61.

http://blueturtlebeachhouse.com/SC/Summerville/low-income-car-insurance-dmv/ Biswas A, Oh PI, Faulkner G, Bajaj RR, Silver MA, Mitchell MS, Alter DA (2015). Sedentary time and its independent risk on disease incidence, mortality and hospitalization in adults: a meta-analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine. 163(2): 123