Dr. Vicki Kristman

Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences
Lakehead University

Dr. Vicki Kristman is an associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont. She is also an associate editor of the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation and a board member of the Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Kristman currently holds a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award in community-based primary health care, focusing on preventing work disability through accommodation. Previously, she held a CIHR post-doctoral fellowship in work disability and epidemiology at the Toronto Western Research Institute and was an associate scientist at the Institute for Work & Health.

Her research interests include understanding the influence of workplace factors on work disability, specifically the influence of supervisors and workplace accommodation, with a focus mainly on musculoskeletal and brain injuries and, more recently, mental health.

Kristman earned her MSc in epidemiology at Queen's University and her PhD in epidemiology at the University of Toronto.

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