Anne Harris

Affiliated Scientist

Anne was OCRC's first postdoctoral fellow from 2011-2012. Her research focuses on occupational and environmental risk factors for chronic disease, and she is particularly interested in studying and improving the methods used to conduct this type of research. Anne has studied risk factors for Parkinson's disease (including whole body vibration, pesticides, head injuries and exposure to animals and viruses). At OCRC she continued to develop her work on occupational risk factors, with a particular interest in developing new methods and data linkages. Using these linkages and data sources, Anne is involved in analyses of night shift work as a risk factor for a) cancer in a census linkage cohort and b) biomarkers of insulin resistance in the Canadian Health Measures Survey. For more information on Anne's research interests, and a full CV, please see her website:

Key Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University


  • B.Sc.H. (Biology), Queen’s University (2003)
  • M.Sc. (Biology), Queen’s University (2005)
  • Ph.D. (Epidemiology), University of British Columbia (2011)