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Dr. Sandra Dorman

Dr. Sandra Dorman
Secretary, CROSH
Health and Safety Liaison, CROSH
Associate Professor, School of Human Kinetics
Laurentian University
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON, CND, P3E 2C6
Phone: 705-675-1151 ext. 1015
E-Mail: sdorman@laurentian.ca

 

Research Focus:

Dr. Dorman completed her Bachelors' degree in Biology from Guelph University and her doctoral degree from McMaster University in Physiology/Pharmacology; specializing in the area of immunology and respiratory physiology. Overall her research interests focus on health promotion and prevention of disease. This diversifies into three primary themes in the occupational setting: 1) airway physiology, specifically the link between the airways and the cardiovascular system in innate inflammatory responses to inhaled particles from various sources including smoke from forest fires, cigarette smoke, ambient pollution and diesel exhaust particles; 2) nutrition, specifically how Calories consumed supports energy demands on the job; 3) reproductive health in the workplace.

Ongoing projects in Dr. Dorman's laboratory include: a novel method for studying diesel particle matter inhalation in humans (in collaboration with researchers at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine); developing a resource guide exploring reproductive hazards for male workers in the mining environment (in collaboration with Dr. Boudreau-Lariviere); and a pilot studying testing Calorie balance in adventure campers.

Links

University page