Paul Villeneuve

Affiliated Scientist

Paul graduated from the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto in 2000, and has been accredited as a Professional Statistician (P.Stat) by the Statistical Society of Canada. Paul has long been involved in epidemiological studies dating back to his time spent at the Laboratory Centre for Disease Control at Health Canada in 1988. His main research interests are environmental and occupational epidemiology. He has actively been involved in evaluating the relationship between occupational exposure to radon and lung cancer among Newfoundland fluorspar miners over the span of almost two decades. For his PhD dissertation, he examined the relationship between exposure to electric and magnetic fields among electric utility workers. He is currently involved in several cohort studies examining the association between ambient air pollution, and green space and chronic diseases. As an affiliated scientist to the centre, Paul provides epidemiological and biostatistical expertise to many of the research activities of the OCRC.

Key Appointments

  • Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Health Science and Research Bureau, Health Canada
  • Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto


  • B.Math (Statistics), University of Waterloo (1992)
  • M.Sc. (Epidemiology), University of Ottawa (1995)
  • Ph.D. (Epidemiology), University of Toronto (2000)

Related Activities

  • Member, National Occupational and Environmental Advisory Group for the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project
  • President, Statistical Society of Ottawa, 2009-2010