Tim K. Takaro, MD, MPH, MS
Physician-scientist and Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University
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Dr. Takaro is a physician-scientist and professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He was trained in occupational and environmental medicine, public health and toxicology, at Yale, the University of North Carolina and University of Washington. Dr. Takaro's research is primarily about the links between human exposures and disease, and determining effective public health based preventive solutions to such risks. Current research on human health and climate change focuses on water quality, extreme weather events and gastro-intestinal illness in British Columbia communities and building and mapping watershed vulnerability and resilience in rural Nicaragua. He is Canadian co-chair of the Health Professionals Advisory Board to the International Joint Commission on border waters and chair of the Climate Change Health Policy Group in BC. Current research collaborations include projects in India, Iraq, Mongolia, Mexico, Nicaragua, the U.S. and Canada.