Professor, UBC School of Population and Public Health
CIHR Chair in Gender, Work and Health
Dr. Mieke Koehoorn’s research focuses on current and emerging issues in occupational health. She has a special interest in developing and linking data to enable cutting-edge research on occupational epidemiology. She is involved in research projects investigating sex, gender, work injury, and workers’ compensation; surveillance and compensation of occupational diseases (e.g., respiratory diseases, mesothelioma); the evaluation of workers’ compensation policies and programs (e.g. private clinic or public hospital surgeries, forestry certification); and the epidemiology of occupational disease and injury (e.g. relationship between workplace exposures and cardiovascular disease).
In February 2013 Mieke was named CIHR Chair in Gender, Work and Health. Her Chair supports Partnership projects investigating gender and sex differences in work injury and illness rates in BC, and gender and sex differences in work disability outcomes across compensation systems in Canada and internationally.
Mieke holds a PhD in epidemiology. She teaches courses in epidemiological methods and surveillance in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC, where she is also the Division Head for Environmental and Occupational Health.
Graduate student opportunities
PhD and Masters research opportunities are available under Mieke’s supervision in the School of Population and Public Health in the area of gender and sex differences in work injury, illness, and disability outcomes. Interested students should contact Mieke with a CV and statement of interest.