Paul Demers

Director, OCRC

Paul is the Director of the OCRC, as well as a Senior Scientist with Ontario Health and a Professor with the Occupational and Environmental Health Division of the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He has a PhD in Epidemiology and an MSc in Industrial Hygiene, both from the University of Washington in Seattle. Paul is internationally recognized for his expertise on the health effects of workplace exposures and has sat on many expert panels, including the International Agency for Research on Cancer working groups that evaluated carcinogens such as dusts and fibres, firefighting and formaldehyde. He has extensive research experience and accomplishments, including his past leadership of "CAREX Canada," a national workplace and environmental exposure program. Over his academic career he has held numerous research grants, supervised many graduate students and has published extensively.

Key Appointments

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


  • M.Sc. (Industrial Hygiene), University of Washington (1987)
  • Ph.D. (Epidemiology), University of Washington (1991)

OCRC Projects