Published: October 26, 2012

IWH scientist wins award

On June 20, Institute for Work & Health (IWH) Scientist Dr. Dorcas Beaton was awarded the Occupational Sciences and Occupational Therapy Research Innovation Award at the annual Thelma Cardwell Research Day, at the University of Toronto. This award was given for Beaton’s body of work on the accurate measurement and interpretation of worker productivity.

Two IWH scientists promoted

IWH ScientistDr. Ellen MacEachen was promoted to the rank of associate professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. IWH Scientist Dr. Emile Tompa was promoted to associate professor in the Department of Economics at McMaster University.  

IWH scientists contributing to book

IWH Associate Scientist Dr. Ivan Steenstra and Interim Scientific Director and Senior Scientist Dr. Sheilah Hogg-Johnson contributed a chapter, “Predicting return to work for workers with low-back pain,” in the upcoming Springer publication Handbook of work disability: Prevention and management.

In the same publication, Hogg-Johnson and Scientist Dr. Ellen MacEachen co-authored a chapter titled “Methodological issues in work disability prevention research,” and MacEachen authored the chapter “Understanding work disability systems and intervening upstream.” For information on this Springer book when it is published, go to: