Cheryl Peters

Affiliated Scientist

Cheryl is nearing completion of her PhD at the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health. She also completed her MSc at UBC in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, where she studied the effect of early-career exposures in the construction trades on subsequent lung health, including asthma and chronic bronchitis. She has been working as the Occupational Exposures Lead for CAREX Canada since 2007, where she has lead the exposure assessment for occupational carcinogens in Canadian workers. Cheryl’s PhD dissertation examined the improvement of exposure assessment for studies of occupational exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR). These improvements happened at the population level (via the development of satellite data-enhanced job exposure matrices), as well as an individual level, where she designed and implemented the Outdoor Workers Project to objectively measure UVR exposure in Canada’s outdoor workers. Cheryl also studies the impact of sex and gender on occupational exposure to carcinogens and other hazards. As an affiliated scientist to the centre, Cheryl provides exposure assessment and epidemiological expertise to many research activities of the OCRC, with a focus on the Burden of Occupational Cancer study.


  • MSc (Occupational and Environmental Hygiene), University of British Columbia
  • PhD (Occupational and Environmental Health), University of British Columbia (in progress)