Manisha Pahwa was OCRC’s first student. She completed her M.P.H. major project at the Centre, examining occupational pesticide exposure and cancer risk. Manisha recently received the 2010-2011 Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund Institute for Work and Health (IWH) Graduate Fellowship to help support her graduate studies.
Manisha spent a year and a half developing occupational cancer policies and programs as part of the workers’ health team at the Pan American Health Organization/Americas Regional Office of the World Health Organization in 2008/2009. It was this experience that inspired her interest in under-researched populations, as she aims to address the adage ‘no data, no problem’ by conducting research that meets workers’ health needs in the workplace and at the policy level in the future.
- B.Sc. (Toxicology) University of Toronto (2006)
- M.P.H. (Occupational and Environmental Health) University of Toronto (2011)
- Strengthening occupational carcinogen surveillance in Latin America and the Caribbean
- North American Pooled Project: pesticides, agricultural exposures, and cancer
- Occupational exposure limits for carcinogens in Ontario workplaces: Opportunities to prevent and control exposure
- Shiftwork in Canadian industries: A probable cancer risk factor
- Occupational cancer surveillance using the 1991-2006 Canadian census mortality & cancer cohort
- The human and economic burden of occupational cancer in Canada
- Cross-Canada study of pesticides and select cancers: New analyses