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Dr. Kristan Aronson PhD
Dr. Kristan Aronson
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences
Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
Principal Investigator, Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Queen's Cancer Research Institute
Contact Info
Level 2, Room 236, Queen's Cancer Research Institute
613-533-6000 x78522


Dr. Kristan Aronson contributes to trans-disciplinary research teams examining the relative contribution of environmental and genetic factors as causes of cancer, and intermediates in the causal pathway to cancer and cardiovascular outcomes. She holds degrees from McGill University and the University of Toronto, with additional training in Edinburgh and Heidelberg, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. Before Dr Aronson joined Queen’s in 1995, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, and prior to that worked in the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Dr. Aronson has held several research awards and visiting professorships, and she is the recipient of the Golden Jubilee Medallion of Queen Elizabeth II for volunteering.


Dr. Aronson's current research investigates night work, biomarkers such as melatonin, sleep quality, and physical activity among health care workers, and environmental exposures and genetic variants as potential risk factors for breast cancer.


EPID 801 Introduction to Epidemiology

EPID 902 Advanced Public Health Research


Dr. Aronson's publications are available on PubMed and Google Scholar Profile