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Why working at PHO is important to me:

"PHO is an exciting organization with a mandate to provide the scientific and technical expertise necessary to help protect and promote the health of Ontarians. Our ability to provide health sector support while also working very closely with campus-based research makes us innovative and at the forefront of addressing public health issues."

Ray Copes, Chief, Environmental and Occupational Health
New: Scientist Profile
Watch Dr. Ray Copes talk about:
  • What excites him about his work
  • The impact of his research
  • Why he chose PHO

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    Academic degrees and accreditations

    • Doctor of medicine, McGill University
    • Master of science, McGill University
    • Diploma, Industrial health, University of Toronto

    Areas of expertise

    • Exposure and risk assessment
    • Risk communication
    • Occupational and environmental medicine
    • Air pollution
    • Toxicity of metals

    PHO research interests

    • Environmental health systems tracking
    • Environmental surveillance, air pollution and noise data (traffic)
    • Environmental burden of illness

    Current PHO research activities

    • Community exposure to metals
    • Community noise exposure
    • Air pollution-related health effects

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