Executive Director, Occupational Disease

Dr. Andrew Zarnke, PhD

My current research is focused on investigating observed occupational disease clusters reported by worker groups across Ontario, Canada. The purpose of this research is to investigate reported workplace factors and exposures related to suspected occupational disease diagnosis. This includes investigating workplace concerns by conducting worker focus groups, questionnaires, and workplace fieldwork as well as identifying case series, conducting systematic literature reviews related to reported exposures, and work conditions and epidemiological cohort analysis.

Dr. Zarnke’s PhD research was on “The physiochemical characteristics of McIntyre Powder and the impacts on cardiovascular disease among a cohort of Ontario underground mine workers.”

Project: The physiochemical characteristics of McIntyre Powder and the impacts on cardiovascular disease among a cohort of Ontario underground mine workers, Diesel Particulate Project

CROSH Research member Dr. Andrew Zarnke