Speak to an expert

Scientists at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) are experts in many workplace health, safety and disability prevention topics, including injury prevention, return to work, workers' compensation, labour market trends and more. Listed below are the Institute's areas of research expertise, along with the scientists specializing in each area and their particular niches within it. To set up an interview with a scientist, please see the contact information at the bottom of the page.

PREVENTING INJURY AND ILLNESS

Preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

  • Dr. Ben Amick: ergonomics, training, workplace interventions
  • Emma Irvin: workplace interventions, upper extremity MSDs
  • Dwayne Van Eerd: participatory ergonomics, training, office ergonomics, workplace interventions

Effective OHS practices

  • Dr. Ben Amick: leading indicators, training, OHS policies and procedures, safety culture/climate, worksite interventions
  • Dr. Lynda Robson: leading indicators, organizational change, training, management systems, evaluation, auditing
  • Dr. Emile Tompa: economic evaluation

Vulnerable workers

Regulation and incentives

Working conditions and health

PREVENTING AND MANAGING DISABILITY

Return-to-work (RTW) and stay-at-work practices

Clinical treatment

Compensation and benefits

Measuring health and function

  • Dr. Dorcas Beaton: upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders, arthritis, work disability limitations, work disability measurement tools/scales
  • Dr. Monique Gignac: arthritis, chronic illness, work-health-personal life role participation, job stress, workplace activity limitations

RESEARCH METHODS

Knowledge transfer and exchange

Quantitative research/statistical methods

Qualitative research methods

Systematic reviews

To arrange an interview with one of our experts, please contact:

Cindy Moser
Communications Manager
416-927-2027, ext. 2183
cmoser@iwh.on.ca

Uyen Vu
Communications Associate
613-979-7742
uvu@iwh.on.ca