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Faculty Member

Cameron Mustard Sc.D.

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
(416) 927-2027
Office Address
Institute for Work and Health 400 University Avenue, Suite 1800 Toronto, ON M5G 1S5
Epidemiology Division
Professor Emeritus
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Currently Accepting Doctoral Students?

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of socioeconomic health inequalities across the life course
  • work environments, labour market experiences and health
  • the distributional equity of publicly funded health and health care programs in Canada
  • methodologic issues in the application of secondary administrative records in population health research
  • measurement validity in health interview surveys
  • methods in survey sample design and the analysis of complex sample designs

Other Affiliations

Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Work & Health

Current Research Projects

  • Strengthening disability management in the Ontario municipal sector. Mustard CA (Principal Investigator), Amick B, Robson L, Kristman V, Jetha A, Gensby U, McLeod C, Kosny A. May 2016 – April 2018. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council/ Canadian Institutes of Health Research: $150,000
  • Tackling health inequalities and extending working lives (THRIVE). Mustard CA (Principal Investigator), Tompa E. April 2016 – March 2018. Canadian Institutes of Health Research: $268,500
  • Employer Investments in Occupational Health and Safety: Establishing Benchmarks for Ontario. Mustard CA (Principal Investigator), Tompa E. April 2015 – March 2017. Research Opportunities Program, Ontario Ministry of Labour: $250,000
  • Organizational change to protect worker health.  Mustard CA (Principal Investigator), Van Eerd D, Amick BC.  November 2012 – September 2015. Canadian Institutes of Health Research: $305,500
  • Improved methods for work injury surveillance in Ontario. Mustard CA (Principal Investigator), Smith P, Saunders R, McLeod C. February 2012 – January 2014. Ontario WSIB Research Advisory Council: $170,140
  • Examining the impact of physical conditions and depression on the labour market participation of older working-age Canadians. Smith PM (Principal Investigator), Mustard CA, Beaton D, Ibrahim S. January 2011 to December 2012. Canadian Institutes of Health Research: $132,000
  • A comparative analysis of the occupational health and safety incentives of workers’ compensation premium setting in British Columbia and Ontario. Tompa E (Principal Investigator), Mustard C, McLeod CB, Moore I. July 2009-June 2011. WorkSafeBC Research at Work: $201,342

Representative Publications

  • Chambers A, Mustard CA, Holness LD, Nichol K, Breslin CF.  Barriers to the adoption of safety-engineered needles following a regulatory standard: Lessons learned from three acute care hospitals.  Healthcare Policy. 2015; 11(1):90-101.
  • Mustard CA, Chambers A, Ibrahim S, Etches J, Smith P.  Time trends in musculoskeletal disorders attributed to work exposures in Ontario using three independent data sources, 2004-2011.  Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 Apr;72(4):252-7. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2014-102442.
  • Chambers A, Ibrahim S, Etches J, Mustard CA.  Diverging trends in the incidence of occupational and non-occupational injury in Ontario 2004-2011.  American Journal of Public Health 2015 Feb; 105(2):338-343. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302223.
  • Fortune M, Mustard CA, Brown P.  The use of Bayesian inference to inform the surveillance of temperature-related occupational morbidity in Ontario, Canada, 2004-2010.  Environmental Research 2014;19(23):449-456. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.04.022.
  • Smith BT, Smith PM, Harper S, Manuel DG, Mustard CA.  Reducing social inequalities in health:  the role of simulation modelling in chronic disease epidemiology to evaluate the impact of population health interventions.  J Epidemiol Community Health 2014;68(4):384-9. doi: 10.1136/jech-2013-202756.
  • Mustard CA, Bielecky A, Etches J, Wilkins R, Tjepkema M, Amick BC, Smith PM, Aronson KJ. Mortality following unemployment in Canada, 1991-2001.  BMC Public Health 2013;13:441.
    doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-441.
  • Mustard CA, Chambers A, McLeod C, Bielecky A, Smith PM. Comparison of data sources for the surveillance of work injury. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2012; 69: 317-24.
  • Mustard CA, Bielecky A, Etches J, Wilkins R, Tjepkema M, Amick BC, Smith PM, and Aronson KJ. Avoidable mortality for causes amenable to medical care, by occupation in Canada, 1991-2001. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2011; 101(6):500-506.
  • Mustard CA, Bielecky A, Etches J, Wilkins R, Tjepkema M, Amick III BC, Smith P, Gnam W, Aronson K. Suicide Mortality by Occupation in Canada, 1991-2001. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 2010;55(6):369-376.
  • Smith P, Frank JW, Mustard CA. Trends in educational inequalities in smoking and physical activity in Canada: 1974 to 2005. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2009;63:317-323.
  • Smith P, Frank JW, Mustard CA. The monitoring and surveillance of the psychosocial work environment in Canada: a forgotten determinant of health. Can J Public Health 2008;99(6):475-477.
  • Wilkins R, Tjepkema M, Mustard CA, Choinere R. Profile of the Canadian census mortality follow-up study. Health Reports 19(3); 2008: 25-43.