Jeffrey R. Brook

Assistant Professor @ University of Toronto

Dr. Jeffrey R. Brook, PhD, M.Sc., is Assistant Professor in the Occupational & Environmental Health Division of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is also a Senior Research Scientist in the Air Quality Research Division of Environment Canada, and a Research Leader of AllerGen’s Gene-Environment Interactions Enabling Platform.

Dr. Brook is internationally recognized as a Canadian expert on urban air quality and air quality-health linkages. He studies the sources, atmospheric behaviour and impacts of air pollutants across Canada. He has led scientific assessments to inform policy nationally and internationally, and advised multi-stakeholder groups shaping policy. He has led a variety of multi-disciplinary research teams in government, government-academic partnerships and in academia. He is currently Principle Investigator for the CHILD-linked five-year, $4.16 million project, funded by an Operating Grant from the CIHR’s Environments and Health Signature Initiative, entitled CANUE: Canadian Consortium for the Urban Environment, which aims to advance our understanding of how cities can be designed or modified to improve population health.