Research InterestsEnvironmental Health, Health Service Delivery, Mental Health, Public Health, Observational (e.g., cohort, case-control), Administrative Databases, Systematic Reviews, Quantitative Data Analysis, Chronic Diseases (e.g., diabetes, HBP, CVD)
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Dr. Finkelstein is trained in physics and medicine. He was employed for 30 years as an occupational and environmental epidemiologist with the Ontario Ministry of Labor. He has conducted health services research using patients of the Department of Family and Community Medicine as research subjects.
Dr Finkelstein conducts research in the areas of: 1) occupational health, including exposures to dusts, fumes, and chemicals; environmental health, including the health effects of air pollution; and, health services research making use of linked databases.
Publications and Awards
Beckerman B, Jerrett M, Finkelstein M, Kanaroglou J, Brook R, Arain A, Sears M, Stieb D, Balmes J, Chapman K: The association between chronic exposure to traffic-related air pollution and ischemic heart disease. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2012;75(7):402-11
Finkelstein MM: Malignant Mesothelioma Incidence Among Talc Miners and Millers in New York State. Am J Ind Med. 2012; 55:863-868
Finkelstein MM, Liss GL, Kusiak R., Verma DK: Firefighters/Paramedics and Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review. Prepared for WorkSafeBC. September 2014.
Finkelstein MM, Liss GL, Kusiak R. Asbestosis-Related Lung Disease and Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review. Final Report for WorkSafe BC Project RS2014-SR01. June 2016.