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Faculty Member

Tracy Kirkham

Email Address(es)
Office Address
Occupational & Environmental Health Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only
Currently Accepting Doctoral Students?

Research Interests

  • Occupational hygiene measurement and control
  • Exposure assessment methods for occupational epidemiology
  • Development of exposure databases for exposure surveillance
  • Emergency workers

Education & Training

  • 2000 BMLSc (Pathology)
  • 2002 MSc (Occupational Hygiene)
  • 2012 PhD (Occupational Health)

Teaching Responsibilities

Current Course(s)
CHL5410H Occupational Epidemiology (F)

Past DLSPH courses taught:

  • CHL5902H  Advanced Occupational Hygiene
  • CHL5910H  Occupational and Environmental Hygiene I
  • CHL5911H   Occupational and Environmental Hygiene II
  • CHL5914H  Physical Agents I – Noise
  • CH7001H    Directed Reading Courses
  • CH7002H   Directed Research Courses
  • CHL6010Y  Required MPH Practicum supervision

Current Research Projects

  • Development of an Exposure Data System in Ontario for exposure surveillance
  • Evaluation of the use of US compliance exposure data to estimate exposures in Ontario
  • Validation of respirator fit testing for emergency workers during simulated life support tasks (recruitment)
  • Development of a silica job exposure matrix for mining using historical exposure data from OMED
  • Characterization of acid mist exposures in Ontario mining refining industry using OMED
  • COVID-19 Occupational Risks, Seroprevalence and Immunity among Paramedics in Canada (CORSIP)
  • Diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls; awareness and adherence of diesel controls (summary)
  • Enhancing exposure assessment in the Occupational Disease Surveillance System (ODSS) for Ontario Workers  (COVID-19, silica exposure)
  • Characterization of exposure in TTC subway systems
  • Health, safety, and precarity in Toronto bicycle delivery workers
  • Occupational cancer feasibility study amongst border service officers; includes development of national workplace exposure survey

Affiliated projects

  • Diesel engine exhaust exposure in the Ontario construction industry
  • Occupational exposure in Ontario nail salons
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