Kathleen Kerr


MD, Diploma Environmental Health

Women's College Hospital
Environmental Health Clinic, 77 Grenville St, Room 107, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1B3
Research Interests
Chronic Diseases, Environmental Health, Genetics and Genomics, Health Policy, Health Promotion, Health Service Delivery, Knowledge Translation, Multimorbidity, Public Health, Quality of Life/Satisfaction, Women's Health, Systematic Reviews
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Lecturer, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Degrees: 1972, MD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
Diploma: 1996, Diploma Environmental Health. McMaster Institute of Environment & Health, McMaster University
Affiliations: Vice-chair, The ME National Cohort Coordination Committee 2019

Research Synopsis


Pathophysiology and management of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome. Functional assessment tools in chronic complex conditions.
Pathophysiology of Gulf War illness.
Human health effects of pesticides
Review of research into the long term human health effects of environmental toxicants and persistent body burdens including heavy metals, pesticides, PCBs, addictive drugs, etc. and validity of methods that may accelerate elimination of body burden.



2019-Co-investigator. Interdisciplinary Canadian Collaborative ME Research Network. CIHR/IRSC Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Network Catalyst
Grant. PI-Alain Moreau, Co-PIs Luis Nacul, Alexis Goth, Amir Khadir);
2010-2015. Co-investigator: Gulf War Illness – Evaluation Of An Innovative Detoxification Program. US Department of Defense, Gulf War Illness Research Program grant. PI David Carpenter, Co-PI Gayle Morse.

2002-2004. Co-investigator. Systematic Review of Pesticide Human Health Effects. Laidlaw Foundation grant. Co-investigators: Margaret Sanborn, Donald Cole, Cathy Vakil, Luz Helena Sanin, Kate Bassil.