Current research interests
With his retirement from the University of Alberta on June 30, 2013, Dr. Soskolne's on-going research is associated with writing and publishing, particularly in collaboration with his colleagues at the University of Canberra, Australia, where he currently holds the position of Visiting Fellow through December 31, 2013 and Adjunct Professor (since July, 2013). He also remains involved with publishing as a commentator and journal reviewer.
Global, Regional, and Local Ecological Change and Public Health
Dr. Soskolne's focus is on the public health implications of declines in ecological integrity, locally, regionally and globally. He is recognized for the use of epidemiological methods — through the sub-specialty of "eco-epidemiology" — to inform this line of research. Furthermore, he is interested in the policy implications of global change for public health, and in bridging professional ethics and epidemiological methods in risk management for policy and law.
– Policy documents and position statements that he collaborates on with the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), the Collegium Ramazzini, and the Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (JPC-SE)
– Integrated assessment as a qualitative approach to studying the complexity of global change in relation to population health
Active Book Projects
– Reviewer of two books, one on Climate Change and Global Health, and the other being a Festschrift to honour the pioneering contributions of Anthony (Tony) J. McMichael to the broad field of environmental and occupational epidemiology.