Children’s Health and the Environment

Content for this module was made possible thanks to a Knowledge Translation Synthesis grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Université du Québec à Montréal, Faculty of Sciences, under the direction of Dr. Donna Mergler, Principal Investigator, was the lead institution that administered this grant.

Principal Investigator

Donna Mergler, PhD
Professor Emerita,
Department of Biological Sciences
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Health and Wellbeing, Society and Environment, Université du Québec à Montréal

Co-Investigators/Knowledge Users

Irena Buka, MBChB, DCH, FRCPC
Paediatrician and Director,
Children’s Environmental Health Clinic (ChEHC)

Clinical Professor,
Paediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton

Daniel Krewski, MHA, MSc, PhD
Epidemiology & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa,

R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa


Principal Knowledge User

Louise Hanvey, RN, MHA

Research Director,
The Health of Canada’s Children and Youth: A CICH Profile, Canadian Institute of Child Health


Alison Holloway, PhD
Associate Professor,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University

Bruce Lanphear, MPH, MD
Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Clinician Scientist,
Child & Family Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital

J. David Miller, PhD, MSc
Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Carleton University

NSERC Industrial Research Chair,
Fungal Toxins & Allergens

Dr. Gina Muckle
Full Professor,
School of Psychology, Laval University


Alan Abelsohn, MBChB, CCFP, FCFP
Family Physician

Assistant Professor,
Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto


Rachel Bard, RN, MAEd

Chief Executive Officer,
Canadian Nurses Association

Jan Kasperski, RN, MHSc, CHE

Chief Executive Officer,
Ontario College of Family Physicians

Associate Professor,
Clinical Education, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Margaret Sanborn, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Family Physician

Assistant Clinical Professor,
Family Medicine, McMaster University

Environmental Health Committee, Ontario College of Family Physicians