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Faculty Member

Raymond Copes

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
647 260 7455
Office Address
Public Health Ontario 480 University Avenue, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2
Occupational & Environmental Health Division
Adjunct Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member

Research Interests

Occupational & Environmental Health

Physical Environment -Human Health Risks, Assessment, Management and Communication

Education & Training History

Institution Degree Subject Area Dates
Simon Fraser University BA(Hons) Psychology 1983
Simon Fraser University BSc BioSciences 1983
McGill University MD,CM Medicine 1980
McGill University MSc Epidemiology 1983

Primary Teaching Responsibilities


Environmental Health

Professional Summary & Appointments

Public Health Ontario (Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion) –

Chief, Environmental & Occupational Health – 2009- present

University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health – Associate Professor – 2010- present

University of British Columbia – Associate Faculty, Dept. of Medicine – 2006-present

University of British Columbia – Clinical Professor , School of Population and Public Health – 2008 – present

University of British Columbia – Associate Faculty, School of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene – 1999-present

Diploma in Industrial Health – University of Toronto

LMCC- Licentiate, Medical Council of Canada

CCFP – Certificant, College of Family Physicians of Canada

CCBOM- Certificant, Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine

FCFP- Fellow, College of Family Physicians

FCBOM- Fellow, Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine

Honours & Awards

Community Medicine Residents’ Appreciation Award 2007.

BC Public Service, Gold award in partnerships category (with others), 2001

Current Research Projects











NSERC CREATE Training Program in Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (HERA)




Steven Siciliano

Solomon KS, Reimer KR, Copes RA, Guernsey JG, Giesy JG, Hale BH, Bharadwaj LB

Representative Publications

Yassi A, Lockhart K, Copes R, Kerr M, Corbiere M, Bryce EA and members of the SARS study team. Determinants of Healthcare Workers’ Compliance with Infection Control Procedures. Healthcare Quarterly 2007; 10(1):44-52.

Brodkin E, Copes R, Mattman A, Kennedy J, Kling R, Yassi A. Lead and mercury exposures: interpretation and action. Can Med Assoc J 2007; 176: 59-63.

Clark NA, Teschke K, Rideout K, Copes R. Trace elements in adults from British Columbia, Canada and associations with age, gender, diet, activities and levels of trace elements. Chemosphere 2007 Nov;70(1): 155-64.

Copes R, Scott J. Radon exposure: Can we make a difference? Can Med Assoc J 2007; 177(10):1229-31.

Barn P, Larson T, Noullett M, Kennedy S, Copes R, Brauer M. Infiltration of forest fire and residential wood smoke: An evaluation of air cleaner effectiveness. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. Advance online publication, 5 december 2007; doi:10.1038/sj.jes.7500640.

Bryce E, Copes R, Gammage B, Lockhart K, Yassi A.. Staff perception and institutional reporting: two views of infection control compliance in British Columbia and Ontario three years after an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome. Journal of Hospital Infection 2008, 69(2): 169-176.

Copes R, Clark NA, Rideout K, Palaty J, Teschke K. Uptake of cadmium from Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) in British Columbia oyster growers. Environmental Research 2008; 107:160-169.

Jafari S, Copes R, Baharlou S, Etminan M, Buxton J. Tattooing and the risk of transmission of hepatitis C: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Infect Dis 2010; doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2010.03.019