Hyunmi Lee is a research associate at the Institute for Work & Health. She joined the Institute in 2000 in the Data and Information Systems Program after completing her MSc in biostatistics at Queen’s University.
Since then, Lee has worked on many projects using various secondary data such as workers’ compensation claims data, public health-care plan billing data, drug prescription data and more. She works with this data to analyze trends in claims, health-care utilization, drug use, related costs and more.
Lee is currently working with Dr. Nancy Carnide and Dr. Peter Smith examining trends in, and the impact of, workplace cannabis use since the legalization of its recreational use in Canada in 2018. She also recently worked with Dr. Lynda Robson on two studies: one updating a study on the union effect on safety in Ontario’s institutional, commercial and industrial (ICI) construction trade sector and another evaluating the effect of Ontario’s working-at-heights training program standard that was introduced in 2015.