Dr. Mieke Koehoorn's program of research is focused on a) data and methods development for surveillance of work-related injuries and illnesses, b) the epidemiology of work-related injury and illness, and c) policy and program evaluation to reduce work-related disability, including the evaluation of workers’ compensation policies and programs.
She is the co-lead of an innovative research agreement between the University of British Columbia and WorkSafeBC (the Workers’ Compensation Board) to engage in research of policy relevance to the compensation system. Koehoorn is the recent recipient of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health.
University: University of British Columbia
Department: Population and Public Health
Position: Associate Professor
Koehoorn M, Tamburic L, McLeod CB, Demers PA, Lynd L, Kennedy SM. Population-based surveillance of asthma among workers in British Columbia, Canada. Chronic Dis Inj Can. 2013 Mar;33(2):88-94. (PubMed abstract)
Koehoorn M, McLeod CB, Fan J, McGrail KM, Barer ML, Côté P, Hogg-Johnson S. Do private clinics or expedited fees reduce disability duration for injured workers following knee surgery? Healthc Policy. 2011 Aug;7(1):55-70. (PubMed abstract)
Fan J, McLeod CB, Koehoorn M. Descriptive epidemiology of serious work-related injuries in British Columbia, Canada. PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e38750. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038750. Epub 2012 Jun 19. (PubMed abstract)
Kirkham TL, Koehoorn MW, McLeod CB, Demers PA. Surveillance of mesothelioma and workers' compensation in British Columbia, Canada. Occup Environ Med. 2011 Jan;68(1):30-5. doi: 10.1136/oem.2009.048629. Epub 2010 Sep 27. (PubMed abstract)
Smith P, Bielecky A, Mustard C, Beaton D, Hogg-Johnson S, Ibrahim S, Koehoorn M, McLeod C, Saunders R, Scott-Marshall H. The Relationship between Age and Work Injury in British Columbia: Examining Differences across Time and Nature of Injury. J Occup Health. 2013 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print] (PubMed abstract)