Loraine Marrett

Senior Scientist Emeritus

Loraine Marrett was thrust into the field of occupational cancer research during her first position as a cancer epidemiologist shortly after completing her PhD, and has maintained an interest throughout her career. She played a critical role in the development of the OCRC, advocating for a dedicated research environment to revitalize and advance of the field. Her work at OCRC centers around finding novel ways to make use of existing data sources including the Ontario Cancer Registry, existing cohorts, population-based surveys and census data to answer questions about causal relationships and trends in incidence for workplace-related cancers.

Key Appointments

  • Senior Scientist and Director, Surveillance Unit, Prevention, Screening & Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario
  • Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto


  • B.Math. (Statistics), University of Waterloo (1969)
  • Ph.D. (Mathematical statistics), University of Edinburgh (1973)

Related Activities

  • CAREX Canada Advisory Committee member
  • KTE Hub Steering Committee member
  • National Uranium Miners Working Group member (collaboration with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)