About the Centre for Occupational Disease Prevention
While the Centre for Occupational Disease Prevention was launched in 2023, the University of Toronto (U of T) has contributed to the field of occupational health and safety for over 100 years. U of T is unique in Canada for offering English language training in all of epidemiology, occupational hygiene and occupational medicine.
Affiliated faculty members have diverse knowledge in public health, medicine, and engineering. Faculty members are highly respected experts in their fields and have invested decades in building academic research and training programs.
Our aspirational vision is a world without occupational diseases.
The work of the CODP revolves around four pillars:
- Research that advances our understanding of the causes of occupational diseases and prevention strategies, including exposure risks in the workplace and their mitigation.
- Implementation & Evaluation of prevention strategies through a research-to-action framework that includes diverse occupational health and safety community stakeholders.
- Education for students and professionals that supports improved implementation of evidence-based occupational health and safety practices.
- Impact on regulatory and public policy to improve occupational disease prevention in workplaces and among workers, including at federal and provincial jurisdictions.
Affiliated Research Centres
The CODP has two primary affiliated research centres: the Occupational Cancer Research Centre and the Centre for Expertise in Occupational Disease.
How to Get Involved
The CODP is based in the Occupational and Environmental Health Division of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH). Our faculty are particularly interested in welcoming graduate students interested in pursuing occupational disease prevention research at the University of Toronto. Students will often enroll at the DLSPH, but the CODP includes faculty and students from many other faculties at U of T, including Applied Science and Engineering, Medicine, and others.
Prospective students are encouraged to review the affiliated faculty list as well as the information available online for prospective DLSPH students.
Information is also available for graduate students interested in applying to Applied Science and Engineering or Medicine. Often the best point of contact is the program director for the program of interest.
Students, current and prospective, are always welcome to attend events and professional development.
We are building a community of researchers focussed on occupational disease prevention and welcome new affiliated faculty. Faculty interested in affiliation with the CODP can contact Prof. Victoria Arrandale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are several programs hosted across the University of Toronto that support professional development and continuing education. These may be of interest to the CODP community, including:
For more information on the CODP please contact Prof. Victoria Arrandale at email@example.com