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  • SCOPING THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM OF CONFLICT-OF-INTEREST AND MONEYED INFLUENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH was presented by Colin Soskolne at the 24th annual international conference of the Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG) in Munich, Germany, July 4–8, 2016.

  • Publication in June 2016 of an article on the enduring influence of mentorship in science in the South African Medical Journal in honour of the career contributions of Peter H. Beighton.

  • Two presentations were given at the 4th Epidemiology Congress of the Americas, Miami, Florida, June 21–24, 2016 in the Symposium on the International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (IJPC-SE) on the topic "Working at the nexus of Research and Policy." One was the Introduction and the other was on the work of the IJPC-SE on Developing the 2016 Position Statement on Conflict-of-Interest and Disclosure.

  • Health Disparities and Ethics: Narrowing the Gap Through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment was presented by Colin Soskolne in the 14th Summer Workshop / Course on "Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice" in Houston, Texas on June 20, 2016.

  • [June 2016] A book, with Chapter 10 entitled David versus Goliath: Voluntary professional societies of epidemiology and the industrial juggernaut, has just been released by Routledge Earthscan of the Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York. The topic addresses the mission of the International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (IJPC-SE) under the book's title of The Common Good and Ecological Integrity: Human rights and the support of life edited by Westra L, Gray J and D'Aloia A. The book's flyer can be accessed here.

  • A news report entitled Searching for Solutions to Taiwan's Industrial Pollution resulted from a media interview that took place at the end of Dr. Colin L. Soskolne’s recent Taiwan visit, March 25–31 2016. The English translation was published on April 18, 2016. This report is accessible here.

  • In Hanoi, Vietnam, April 7–8 2016, under the auspices of the Research and Training Centre for Community Development (RTCCD), the first two of four lectures were delivered under the theme Ethics in Research, Policy Advocacy and Public Health-Related Policy Development in a two-day Training Workshop. The third and fourth lectures served as background material. All four lectures are accessible here.

  • In Taiwan, March 25–31 2016, under the auspices of the Taiwan Ecological Stewardship Association (TESA), a series of eight lectures was delivered between Miaoli County, Taipei and Yunlin County under the theme “Human Health and Ecological Integrity”. All eight lectures can be accessed here. A visit to the region around a contaminated industrial site took place March 29-30, 2016. The official part of the visit to Taiwan concluded with the production of a REPORT containing recommendations to the incoming government of Taiwan to stimulate dialogue for addressing concerns relating to past and ongoing industrial pollution. The REPORT can be accessed here.

  • Health Disparities and Ethics: Narrowing the Gap Through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment was presented by Colin Soskolne in the Fall course on "Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice" in Houston, Texas on November 17, 2015.

  • In São Paulo, Brazil, August 30 – September 3 2015, at the 27th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) on the theme of Addressing Environmental Health Inequalities, a 45-minute plenary lecture was delivered entitled Ethical Dimensions of Producing and Using Evidence to Inform Policy in a World of Ever-Expanding Environmental Health Inequalities. Also, one 15-minute paper was presented in the parallel oral session Health Earth and the Anthropocene entitled Epidemiological Methods in Global Health Risk Assessment: Which Paradigm And In Whose Best Interests?. Also, one 15-minute ethics discussion, with Robert Wålinder, was led on the theme Stress, Heat and Other Occupational Exposures in an oral parallel session by the same title. Finally, one more 15-minute ethics discussion was led on the theme Ethical and Philosophical Dimensions of Applying Biomarkers in an oral parallel session Chemicals and Biomarkers/Metabolomics.

  • Published in June 2015: Soskolne CL. Public Health and Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Which Paradigm and in Whose Best Interests? Chapter 16. In: Ecological Systems Integrity: Governance, Law and Human Rights. Edited by Westra L, Gray J, Karageorgou V. Earthscan, 2015 Routledge, Taylor and Francis, London; pp. 191-200.

  • Published on May 24, 2015: CANADIAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION Discussion paper Global Change and Public Health: Addressing the Ecological Determinants of Health. It is accessible here. This report was co-edited and sections co-authored by Colin L. Soskolne under the leadership of Trevor Hancock.

  • Just published: Archived Newspaper Reports As A Complementary Source Of Epidemiological Data For Research Into Climate Change Adaptation: Alberta, Canada, 1960 – 2000. Chapter 21 In: Health of People, Places and Planet (July, 2015). The book can be downloaded here for free.

  • In Parma, Italy, June 29 – July 3 2015, at the 23rd Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG) international conference on the theme of The Common Good: The Role of Integrity in the Support of Life and Human Security, a plenary presentation entitled David vs. Goliath: voluntary professional societies and the industrial juggernaut was delivered.

  • June 2 – 4 2015, at the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Biennial Conference, Dr. Soskolne co-chaired with Mark Oremus a 1-hour lunch workshop entitled Epidemiology and public policy: the role of the International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (IJPC-SE). In addition, Dr. Soskolne presented The CSEB Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Munir A. Sheikh.

  • On April 27, 2015, a lecture entitled How Health of the Environment Affects Health was presented to the Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association (ELLA 2015) in the Global Health Course, coordinated by Dr. Anne Fanning, April 27 – May 15, 2015, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

  • On January 5, 2015, several archival items were added to this website: The personal section, under construction for the past four years, has now been populated; a 2008 TV interview on the topic of limits to growth has been added to the SPEAKER & CONSULTANT section. The ARCHIVES & LINKS section has been updated with samples of Dr. Soskolne’s earliest radio interviews on AIDS, at a time when the disease was much feared and misunderstood. Finally, the Curriculum Vitae section has been updated.

  • Health Disparities and Ethics: Narrowing the Gap Through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment was presented by Colin Soskolne in the Fall course on "Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice" in Houston, Texas on November 18, 2014.

  • Colin Soskolne moderated the panel discussion on International Threats to the Mission of Public Health as Governments Dismantle/Erode the Census at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo, New Orleans, LA, USA, on November 17, 2014.

  • The Place of Environmental Ethics in Research and Practice: by what mechanisms and in whose best interests? is the title of a lecture that Dr. Colin L. Soskolne led at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium, on October 27, 2014.

  • At the Istituto Superiore di Sanita in Rome, Italy, Dr. Colin L. Soskolne presented his invited paper Ethical Aspects of Studies on Populations Resident in Contaminated Sites on October 22, 2014. The symposium, Contaminated Sites and Health: Recent Findings and the Way Forward, was co-sponsored by the Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Collegium Ramazzini, and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health in Contaminated Sites.

  • At the 2014 Conference Under Western Skies 3 Intersections of Environments, Technologies, and Communities at Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 9 – 12, Colin Soskolne moderated the session Interface Between Public And Environmental Health Regimes: Which Paradigm And In Whose Best Interests? and presented the first paper in the session by the same title.

  • At the 2014 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference held in Seattle, Washington, USA, August 24 – 28, Colin Soskolne delivered the 2014 ISEE Research Integrity Award speech to Dr. Steven Coughlin.

  • Also at the 2014 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference held in Seattle, Washington, USA, August 24 – 28, Colin Soskolne delivered the designated ethics discussion on Ethical and Philosophical Dimensions of Applying Biomarkers to Pregnant Women.

  • At the 2014 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference held in Seattle, Washington, USA, August 24 – 28, Colin Soskolne delivered the Wael Al-Delaimy co-authored designated ethics discussion on Ethical Considerations for Climate Change and Population Health.

  • Colin Soskolne has been invited to lecture, twice yearly, on health disparities in Houston, Texas. His most recent lecture on June 27, 2014, is entitled Narrowing the Gap through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment at the 12th Annual Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice Summer Workshop / Course.

  • Colin Soskolne presented a plenary paper on the Interface Between Public And Environmental Health Regimes: Which Paradigm And In Whose Best Interests? to the Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG) annual conference on the theme "Global Integrity at the Tipping Point: Imminent and Ongoing Threats to the Ecological, Social and Cultural Evolution of the Planet" at the Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Rhodes, Island of Rhodes, Greece, June 21 – 26, 2014.

  • Colin Soskolne was a member of the Organising Committee for the 2nd International Symposium on Ethics of Environmental Health in conjunction with the OPERRA Workshop on Ethics of Radiation Protection. The Symposium took place in Ceské Budejovice (Budweis), Czech Republic, June 15 – 19, 2014. Dr. Soskolne presented a paper there on the topic Global, Regional and Local Ecological Change: Ethical Aspects for Public Health.

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  • To the Health Issues Council, Alberta Medical Association, Calgary, May 5 2014, Dr. Soskolne contributed a Critique of the August 2006 Final Report — Wabamun and Area Community Exposure and Health Effects Assessment, a report from Alberta Health & Wellness.

  • On April 16, 2014, Dr. Soskolne took over from Dr. Stanley H. Weiss the position of Chair of the International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (IJPC-SE).

  • At the 141st annual conference of American Public Health Association (APHA), in Boston, November 2 – 6, 2013, a symposium was organized by the Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (JPC-SE) and the APHA Epidemiology Section, as part of the joint "Future of Epidemiology" series, which has been convened annually at the APHA Annual Meeting since 2007. The symposium theme was "The Nexus Between Public Health Evidence and Policy: The International Battle to List Chrysotile Asbestos as Hazardous". An oral presentation entitled Need for an Equivalent of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to Contain the Relentless Influence of Asbestos Interests in Promoting the Safe Use of Chrysotile Asbestos, and co-authored by Dr. Stanley H. Weiss, was presented. [18 minutes; 29 slides].

  • At the Istituto Superiore di Sanità's symposium on "Environment and Children’s Health", October 25, 2013, at the University of Rome, Italy, Colin Soskolne was invited to provide the concluding intervention summary and comments.

  • Colin Soskolne provided his reflections on 25 years of his engagement with the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) for the ISEE website dated August 31, 2013, entitled The professional society as a forum for networking to advance agendas with like-minded colleagues. [3 pages]

  • An ethics discussion paper was presented by Colin Soskolne at the 2013 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference in Basel, Switzerland, August 19 – 23, entitled Ethical dimensions of linking science and policy through impact assessment. [15 minutes; 7 slides]

  • An ethics discussion paper was presented by Colin Soskolne, with Wael Al-Delaimy, Adetoun Mustapha, Mathilde Pascal and Jouni Jaakkola at the 2013 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference in Basel, Switzerland, 19 – 23 in the session entitled Climate Change, Limits to Growth and Public Health — Concerns for Global Ethics. [15 minutes; 7 slides]

  • At the 2013 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference in Basel, Switzerland, August 19 – 23, Colin Soskolne presented a paper in the symposium on Limits to Growth and Public Health entitled Scientific Factors that Obscure and Obstruct our Understanding of the Limits to Growth. [10 minutes, 21 slides]

  • At the 2013 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference in Basel, Switzerland, August 19 – 23, Colin Soskolne presented a paper in the special symposium on IARC and Asbestos Research entitled Symposium Discussant: Asbestos and Cancer — Science and Policy Implications. [10 minutes, 14 slides]

  • At the 2013 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference in Basel, Switzerland, August 19 – 23, Colin Soskolne presented a poster entitled Responsibilities of epidemiologists in the conduct and dissemination of research in the public interest. The same poster was presented at the annual Ramazzini Days meeting of the Collegium Ramazzini in Carpi, Italy, October 25 – 27, 2013.

  • With the June, 2013 Biennial Conference of the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB) in St. John's, Newfoundland, Colin Soskolne ended six years of service (2007 – 2013) on the Executive of the CSEB Board as Immediate Past-President. Colin talks about CSEB and its mandate here.

  • Dr. Colin Soskolne retired from the University of Alberta as professor emeritus to become more active both in consulting and in his recent (since November 2012) formal relationship with the University of Canberra, Australia.

  • At the 2013 Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB) Biennial Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland, June 25 – 27, Colin Soskolne will present a paper, co-authored with his colleagues, Stanley H. Weiss of New Jersey and Kathleen Ruff of Canada, entitled Balancing the Justification for 'Further Research' and 'Policy Action': A Case Study of Chrysotile Asbestos in Canada [20 minutes; 32 slides].

  • Since 2006, Dr. Soskolne has been invited to lecture, twice yearly, on health disparities in Houston, Texas. While the same topic is what is sought each time, the lecture is always modified and updated somewhat. His most recent lecture on June 17, 2013, can be accessed here and is entitled Narrowing the Gap through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment This lecture was delivered to the 11th Annual Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice Summer Workshop / Course, hosted by the Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing, Texas Medical Center. Department of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, June 17 – 22, 2013 [1 hour; 66 slides in a four-hour session that he moderates].

  • At the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) annual conference, Ottawa, Canada, June 9 – 12, 2013, a special symposium was held as part of the process for developing an updated position statement on global change and public health based on that developed by the CPHA in 1992. The symposium comprised a panelist discussion, under the theme Global Change and Public Health: Addressing the Ecological Determinants of Health. Preparation for this presentation was supported by the CPHA policy arm in which planning intern, Daniel Schwirtz, is acknowledged for coordinating much of the creative work for the presentation [90 minutes; 59 slides: Soskolne responsible for slides numbered 34 – 41].

  • The Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) held its inaugural conference in Polokwane, South Africa, April 25 – 28, 2013. Hosted by the University of Limpopo's Turfloop Campus, the meeting was seen as a great success in bringing together interdisciplinary expertise from across Africa and the world, and in launching this new organization. SASA is dedicated to building an African scientific knowledge base and advancing the frontiers of science in Africa; it seeks to engage the international scientific community in finding paths toward strengthening the scientific and technological capacities of communities, schools, and institutions throughout Africa. Colin Soskolne was elected to SASA's Interim Executive Committee as Vice-President (North America). For more information, please visit www.sasascience.org.

  • In Polokwane, South Africa, Colin Soskolne participated in the inaugural conference of the Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA), hosted by the University of Limpopo, April 25 – 28, 2013. His lecture was entitled Integrity in Epidemiology as the Science Basic to Rational Public Health Policy: Conflicting Interests at Work (15 minutes + 5 minutes DISCUSSION; 25 slides).

  • In South Africa, at the University of Cape Town's School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine Journal Club. Dr. Colin L. Soskolne, April 11, 2013, entitled: Asbestos of all fibre-types: decades of science, influence, deceit and harm (45 minutes + 45 minutes DISCUSSION; 47 slides; n=14).

  • In South Africa, at the University of Cape Town's School of Public Health and Family Medicine Dr. Colin L. Soskolne, April 11, 2013, a Departmental Seminar entitled: Ethical Reflections of an Epidemiologist: Whither Humanity? (50 minutes + 15 minutes Q&A; 42 slides; n=35).

  • At the University of Canberra, The Centre for Research and Action in Public Health (CeRAPH) hosted Dr. Colin L. Soskolne in its Centenary Lecture Series, March 19, 2013, entitled: Ethical Reflections of an Epidemiologist: Whither Humanity? while based as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia (40 minutes + 15 minutes Q&A; 42 slides).

  • Ethics casebook, released on February 22, 2013 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Population and Public Health, entitled: Population and Public Health Ethics: Cases from Research, Policy, and Practice. The casebook is accessible on the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics website at www.utoronto.ca/jcb. Colin Soskolne contributed two case discussions as follows:

    - Case #15: Alberta Oil sands: A Toxic Mixture of Bitumen and Economic Prosperity, pp. 164-167. The Case Discussion in response to this case by Colin Soskolne appears on pages 168-175.

    - Case #16: Whose Role is it to Deal with Societal Determinants of Health? The case of the Nigerian lead poisoning epidemic, pp. 176-179. The Case Discussion in response to this case by Colin Soskolne appears on pages 180-185.

  • A conference paper was presented at the XIX International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE) held in Canberra, Australia, February 5 – 8, 2013, entitled: "A Toolkit for Eco-epidemiological Enquiry Under Global Ecological Change" while based as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Canberra, Australia (20 minutes; 21 slides).

  • Eco-Epidemiology: Connecting Ecosystem Health to Human Health. A WEBINAR, presented by Colin Soskolne through the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB). This 1.5 hour WEBINAR was recorded from the University of Canberra, Australia, on December 4, 2012, for inclusion in CSEB's growing WEBINAR bank. The recorded WEBINAR can be accessed here.

  • A poster on the "Development, Dissemination, and Influence of a Position Statement on Asbestos, 2011 – 2012" was presented to the Fellows of the Collegium Ramazzini at the Annual Ramazzini Days 2012 Meeting in Carpi, Italy, October 26 – 28, 2012 under the theme Precaution in science and the science-policy interface.

  • A new website www.jpc-se.org was launched for the Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (JPC-SE) on Monday, July 16, 2012. The Position Statement on Asbestos from the JPC-SE was released on this platform on Tuesday July 24, 2012 and can be accessed here. Dr. Soskolne was involved in the development of both of these initiatives. Much policy influence and publicity have been achieved through this Statement, some of which can be accessed through the links provided on the continually updated JPC-SE website here.

  • "Hopeful signs to prevent collapse", a presentation delivered on June 12, 2012 at the Edmonton (Shaw) Convention Centre to the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) annual conference in the session "Ecosystem and Human Health: From CPHA's 1992 Report to Rio+20 and Beyond" (20 minutes; 36 slides).

  • The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) approved its new edition Ethics Guidelines on April 25, 2012. This 2010 – 2012 revision and update of the Guidelines was carried out under the primary authorship of Shira Kramer, Colin L. Soskolne, Wael Al-Delaimy and Adetoun Mustapha and can be located here.

  • The Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association (ELLA) three-week course "Values, Ethics, and Sustainability" (EL 21) was completed on May 18, 2012. The course outline and the complete set of PPT slides appears in the "EL 21, 2012" section of the Archive.

  • Colin Soskolne delivered a lecture on Declining trends in health and survivability: hope through the Earth Charter movement as part of a plenary panel on EcoHealth, with discussion at the international conference "Transcending Borders Towards Global Health: Discovering Pathways from Local to Global" organized by the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Office of Global Health, London, Ontario, Canada — April 27 – 29, 2012.

  • The Occupational Health & Safety Certificate Program at the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, heard Dr. Soskolne present on April 24, 2012 on the topic of "Canada's 'Rogue Nation' Position on Asbestos: industry-government influence on policy". The PPT presentation with live links to video footage is located in the Archive section of this website.

  • WeCanada, on its youthful cross-Canada tour of "Dialogue & Action for Earth Summit 2012", stopped in Edmonton on March 14, 2012 to talk to Canadians about the Earth Summit 2012, also known under its formal name "United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development" or "Rio+20". The Earth Summit will take place in Rio de Janeiro in June, 2012. Dr. Soskolne's lecture is accessible in the ARCHIVE section of this website. The appended introduction to the Edmonton event was prepared with Dr. Soskolne's responses to 10 relevant questions linking sustainability to the Earth Charter. More information announcing the event is available here, and at the WeCanada site.

  • Published in hard copy "Strategic thinking on sustainability: challenges and sectoral roles" by Ahmad W, Soskolne CL and Ahmed T, in Environment, Development and Sustainability (2012) 14:67–83. The article can be accessed here by subscribers only on the Springer website.

  • On November 22, 2011, Dr. Soskolne, together with Kathleen Ruff, delivered a public lecture through the Environmental Research and Studies Centre of the University of Alberta at the TELUS World of Science on "Canada's 'Rogue Nation' Position on Asbestos". The deck of Power Point slides used in this lecture, along with all live links, is accessible here.

  • Dr. Soskolne gives an interview to CTV's Alberta Prime Time on October 11 2011 on the topic of Canada's continuing lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men; accessible here.

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Two webinars have been delivered and remain online:

  • December 4, 2012. Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB). Ecosystem Health to Human Health. A WEBINAR, presented by Colin Soskolne. This 1.5 hour WEBINAR was recorded from the University of Canberra, Australia for inclusion in CSEB's growing WEBINAR bank.

  • November 9, 2010. The American Medical Student Association (AMSA). Health Equity Scholars Program on Health Equity and Health Disparities. Global Perspectives on Health Disparities/Health Equity. (1.5 hours).


  • Dr. Soskolne formally served the School of Public Health (SPH) in the role of Accreditation Coordinator from 2008 – 2011. He led the initial work in establishing the University of Alberta's School of Public Health as Canada's first accredited such School.

  • The following book was published in 2012: "Human Health and Ecological Integrity: Ethics, Law and Human Rights", edited by Laura Westra, Colin L. Soskolne and Donald W. Spady. 2012, Earthscan (Routledge, Taylor and Francis), London. 364 pages. Chapter 8 by Soskolne and Ruff is on "Canada's 'rogue nation' position on asbestos"; pp. 93-106.

  • Book released in June, 2011: Globalisation and Ecological Integrity in Science and International Law.

  • In June 2011, Dr. Soskolne received the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB) Distinguished Service Award. It was presented at the Third North American Congress of Epidemiology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. See the following link at the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics.


  • With Dr. Soskolne's retirement on June 30, 2013, he is not available to supervise any new students or post-docs.


Dr. Colin L. Soskolne, Ph.D. (Epidemiology) welcomes you to his website. It contains information about him, his work, and his interests.

Colin Soskolne is an accomplished epidemiologist having devoted much of his academic career to broad questions relating to occupational and environmental health. His career research contributions have been in occupational and environmental cancer epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, applied ethics, and the dynamics between global changes and human health. His career focus has been at the nexus of research and policy.

Dr. Soskolne is a Fellow in the American College of Epidemiology (1988), as well as the Collegium Ramazzini (2002). From 1985, he was employed full-time with the University of Alberta as associate and then full professor in what evolved to become the University’s School of Public Health. On June 30, 2013, after 28 years with the University, he retired as Professor emeritus to become more active both in consulting and in his recent formal relationship with the University of Canberra, Australia.

As a teacher/administrator, Colin built the initial MSc and PhD training programs in epidemiology at the University of Alberta. He led the initial work in establishing the University of Alberta's School of Public Health as Canada's first accredited such School.

Colin Soskolne's pioneering research contributions are his development in the mid-1970s in South Africa of a cardio-respiratory post-mortem pathology information system; the research in the USA and Canada that led to the designation of occupational exposures to strong-inorganic-acid mists containing sulfuric acid as a definitive (Group 1) carcinogen; the global integration of ethics discourse in both the research and practice of epidemiology as a core science for bridging toxicology to health policy; and, finally, the role of epidemiology in better understanding the dynamics between global changes and human health and well-being.

Dr. Soskolne has been recognized not only for his contributions to the science and practice of public health, but also for his service to the profession. He served as President of the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics for two successive 2-year terms (2007 – 2011). His most notable University-wide contribution was the establishment of the position of Academic Coordinator for the then newly launched Office of Sustainability in the Office of the Provost (2009 – 2010).

Colin is consulted from around the world and serves as a riveting speaker on contentious public health issues. More recently, he has begun to assume the role of an expert witness. The latter is currently taking a back seat to his volunteer role, since April 2014, as elected Chair of the International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (www.ijpc-se.org).

Formerly on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including the American Journal of Epidemiology and the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Dr. Soskolne's current primary editorial commitments are to Environmental Health, EcoHealth, Global Bioethics, and the Canadian Journal of Public Health.

Current Affiliations and Contact Information:

Dr. Colin L. Soskolne, Epidemiologist
Professor emeritus [since June 30, 2013]
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

Adjunct Professor [July, 2013 – June, 2016]
Faculty of Health, University of Canberra
ACT, AUSTRALIA

Chair: International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (IJPC-SE) [April 2014 – March 2016]

Mailing Address:
#9, 9535 – 217 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
CANADA T5T 4P5

Home Office Telephone: +1 780 966-6498
Email:  colin.soskolne@ualberta.ca
University of Canberra Profile here

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