Events and Conferences

Events and Conferences: IRMACS C2C Lecture Series - Databases for work and health Research

March 13, 2015
Print

Speaker: Dr. Mieke Koehoorn, Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia

Title: How Do I Love Data? Let Me Count the Ways… Using Linked Databases for Work and Health Research

Abstract: The key focus of my program of research is the use of workers’ compensation claims data, linked to other databases, for policy-relevant research on work and health. As co-lead of the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety at the University of British Columbia and professor in the university's School of Population and Public Health, I will share examples of the contribution of research to informing workers' compensation policy and programs in British Columbia, Canada. Research examples include the surveillance of occupational injuries and cancers, the occupational epidemiology of cardiovascular disease among emergency workers, and the evaluation of compensation policies and procedures, including the effect of expedited surgical fees and private surgical clinics on work disability duration and the effect of faller certification on injury rates in the forestry sector. I also hold a research chair in gender, work and health and will discuss the importance of integrating sex and gender based analysis in workers’ compensation research. Finally, the talk will discuss the potential use of the linked health data for comparative research across compensation systems in Canada and with other jurisdictions.

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time: 11:30-12:20
Room: IRMACS Boardroom, ASB 10901
Webstream: http://www.irmacs.sfu.ca/about/live-video
RSVP/Registration: http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/196272221

Recent Blog Posts

  • SSHRC: Storytellers Contest December 05, 2017
    SSHRC launches its fifth annual Storytellers Challenge

  • Job Posting: Graduate Peer GIS Facilitator December 05, 2017
    Work with the GIS & Map Librarian to develop GIS workshops for students, and to provide one-on-one GIS consultations.. This position is part-time, starting January, 2018 (negotiable). Apply by December 14, 2017

  • Video Contest: NSERC Science, Action! December 05, 2017
    NSERC’s Science, Action! video contest is offering 15 cash prizes between $3500-$2500 for 1-minute videos that tell as story about NSERC-funded research science, with an additional prize for research in the North. The deadline to apply is January 19, 2018.

View Posts by Category