Jack Siemiatycki

Member, OCRC Scientific Advisory Committee

Jack Siemiatycki has a PhD in epidemiology and is currently Professor of epidemiology at the University of Montreal. He also holds the positions of Canada Research Chair and the Guzzo-SRC Chair in Environment and Cancer, and is a member of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He has served on over 100 national and international expert advisory bodies for academic and government agencies in Canada, the US and Europe, such as the Health Effects Committee of International Joint Commission, Board of Directors of the National Cancer Institute of Canada, Scientific Council of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Scientific Council of the Institut de recherche en santé publique (France), Institute Advisory Board of Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Quebec Medical Research Council Advisory Committee on Ethics and Databanks, Board of Directors of the American College of Epidemiology, and President of the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatisics.

He has received operating grant support from all the major health granting bodies in Canada and Quebec. Most of his research has been in the area of environmental and occupational etiology of cancer. He is known for having developed novel and influential research methods in occupational etiology of cancer, and for results concerning a wide variety of possible environmental carcinogens. Dr. Siemiatycki has been an invited speaker at over 100 meetings or seminars throughout the world, including for President Clinton’s Cancer Panel and as a Distinguished Lecturer at the U.S. National Cancer Institute.