While completing a degree in human biology and doing research in microbial ecology, Garthika became interested in combining the two fields to explore the effects of the environment on human health. More specifically, Garthika is interested in exploring the role of environmental chemicals in the development of chronic diseases, particularly cancer. As part of her MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto, she is undertaking a thesis-equivalent project at OCRC examining the association between combinations of pesticide exposure and the risk of Hodgkin Lymphoma.
- Honours B.Sc. (Human Biology), University of Toronto (2010)
- M.P.H. (Epidemiology), University of Toronto (2012)
- Sun Safety at Work Canada: Outdoor worker sun safety
- Analysis of the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s MESU exposure database
- Occupational cancer surveillance using the 1991-2006 Canadian census mortality & cancer cohort
- Cross-Canada study of pesticides and select cancers: New analyses
- Ontario uranium miner cohort: Linkage with national mortality and cancer incidence files