Dr. Donald Cole

Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto

Dr. Donald Cole is a professor at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in occupational medicine and community medicine and an associate scientist with the International Potato Center,  

His research focuses on occupational and environmental epidemiology, complex intervention evaluation, and research capacity development, with an interest in agricultural work, food systems and human health. He teaches, mentors and contributes mixed-methods research evidence to practice, programs and policy.

Cole has received the Vic Neufeld Mentorship Award in Global Health Research (2015), the Robin Badeley Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Health Sciences (2011) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's International Travelling Fellowship (2008/2009).

Cole earned his MD at the University of Toronto, his DOHS (Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety) at McMaster University, his MSc in design, measurement and evaluation of health services, also at McMaster.


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