Dr. Mieke Koehoorn

Co-Director, Partnership for Work Health and Safety
University of British Columbia

Dr. Mieke Koehoorn is a professor and head of the Occupational and Environmental Health Division at the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s School of Population and Public Health. She is also co-director of the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety, a funding research partnership between UBC and WorkSafeBC (the province's workers’ compensation system), as well as the co-lead of the B.C. cluster of the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy.

Koehoorn is an epidemiologist whose program of research focuses on the surveillance of occupational injury/disease, the determinants of occupational injury and disability, and the evaluation of workers’ compensation programs. She has a special interest in using “big data” (administrative data), including the use of workers’ compensation data linked to other health databases, for work and health research.

Koehoorn currently holds a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health (2013-2018).

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