Chris McLeod


Key Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, UBC School of Population and Public Health
  • Associate Scientist, Institute for Work & Health, Toronto
  • Recipient of a CIHR New Investigator Award to expand this program of research (2013)
  • Early Career Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies


  • PhD in population and public health from UBC
  • MA in economics from McMaster University

Areas of expertise

Dr. Chris McLeod’s research focuses on the program and policy evaluation of occupational health policies and practices and on the causes and consequences of work-related injury and disease. Dr. McLeod also is a content data expert for Population Data BC and is actively working on developing and extending the occupational health data available to researchers through Population Data BC. Current areas of research include an assessment of the effectiveness of occupational health and safety management systems on work injury; an examination of the etiology and outcomes of serious work-related injury; and national and international comparative work with jurisdictions in Ontario, Manitoba, Australia, and New Zealand.

Research Activities

Chris’s research explores how institutional and economic structures across countries affect health and health inequalities over the working life course. This research uses high quality comparable longitudinal data from representative economies to examine the relationship between employment and working conditions and worker health within and across countries. His work examining the relationship between unemployment and health, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, has been recently published in the Annual Review of Public Health and the American Journal of Public Health.

For contact and additional information, please visit:  Chris McLeod