Faculty Member

Heather Katherine Scott-​Marshall BS.c, MS.c, PhD

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Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Adjunct Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member

Research Interests

Health and human consequences of work-related risk exposures with a focus on precarious employment arrangements; structural origins of health determinants and disparities in health outcomes arising from social position; longitudinal methods

Education & Training History

  • BS.c Psychology, University of Toronto
  • MS.c Behavioural Science, Department of Community Health, University of Toronto
  • Ph.D Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto

Professional Summary & Appointments

  • President, Mission Research Inc.
  • Adjunct Professor, Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Representative Publications

Scott-Marshall, HK (2020). Structural Origins of Health Determinants: Implications for Research and Policy. American Journal of Public Health, 110(8), 1173-1174.

Scott-Marshall, HK (2019). Occupational Gradients in Work-Related Insecurity and Health: Interrogating the Links. International Journal of Health Services, 49(2), 212-236.

Fan JK, Amick III BC, Richardson L, Scott-Marshall H, McLeod CB (2018). Labor market and health trajectories during periods of economic recession and expansion in the United States, 1988‒2011. Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment & Health, 44(6), 639-646.

Steenstra I, Cullen K, Irvin E, Van Eerd D, Alavinia M, Beaton D, Geary J, Gignac M, Gross D, Mahood Q, Macdonald S, Puts M, Scott-Marshall H, Yazdani A (2017). A Systematic Review of Interventions to Promote Work Participation in Older Workers. Journal of Safety Research, 60, 93-102.

Scott-Marshall H, Tompa E, Wang Y, Liao Q (2014). Long-Term Mortality Risk in Individuals with Permanent Work-Related Impairment. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 105(5), e330-e335.

Scott-Marshall H, Tompa E, Liao Q, Fang M (2013). Marital Formation in Individuals with Permanent Work-Related Impairment. Disability and Health Journal, 6(1), 43-51.

Scott-Marshall, HK (2013). A Commentary on “A Randomized Controlled Trial to Improve Health Among Women Receiving Welfare in the US: The Relationship Between Employment Outcomes and the Economic Recession.” Social Science & Medicine, 80, 141-146.

Scott-Marshall HK, Tompa E (2011). The Health Consequences of Precarious Employment Experiences. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 38, 4, 369-382.

Scott-Marshall HK (2010). The Social Patterning of Work-Related Insecurity and Its Health Consequences. Social Indicators Research, 96, 2, 313-337.

Tompa E, Scott-Marshall HK, Fang M (2010). Social Protection and the Employment Contract: The Impact on Sickness Absence. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 37, 3, 251-260.

Tompa E, Scott-Marshall HK, Fang M (2008). The Impact of Temporary Employment and Job Tenure on Work-Related Sickness Absence. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 65:801-807.

Scott-Marshall, HK (2007). Work-Related Insecurity in the New Economy: Evaluating the Consequences for Health. Research in Political Sociology, 16 (Issue: “Politics and Neoliberalism: Structure, Process and Outcome”), 21-60.

Scott-Marshall HK, Tompa E, Trevithick S (2007). The Social Patterning of Underemployment and Its Health Consequences. International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, 44, 1, 7-34.

Tompa E, Scott-Marshall HK, Dolinschi R, Trevithick S, Bhattacharyya S (2007). Precarious Employment Experiences and their Health Consequences: Towards a Theoretical Framework. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 28, 3, 209-224.

Scott HK, Irvine J, Ritvo P, Mann RE (2005). Can Psychological Interventions Reduce Mortality Rates in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease and Cancer? A Review of Randomized Trials. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 2, 2, 13-24.

Scott, HK (2004). Reconceptualizing the Nature and Health Consequences of Work-Related Insecurity for the New Economy: the Decline of Workers’ Power in the Flexibility Regime. International Journal of Health Services, 34, 1, 143-153.

Honours & Awards

Dan Ublansky Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury (RAACWI) (2010-2013); Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (2005-2008); S. Leonard Syme Fellowship, Institute for Work and Health (2004); Peter Kong-Ming New Award, Department of Public Health Sciences (2002); Wilfred George Scott Fellowship in Gerontology Research, Institute for Human Development, Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto (1998); The Gina Gesser Memorial Award, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto (1998).