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Selected Research Documents (PDF format):


"Global Ecological Integrity and 'Sustainable Development': Cornerstones of Public Health"



"A Feasibility Assessment to Study Societal Adaptation and Human Health Impacts under Various Future Climate Scenarios Anticipated in the Canadian Prairies"



"The Right to Healthy Indoor Air"



"Developing a Framework for Analysing the Impacts of Urban Transportation - Research Summary"



"Cancer Incidence and Mortality in the Industrial City of Sumgayit, Azerbaijan: A Descriptive Study"



"Climate change, extreme weather events and health-effects in Alberta"



Former research interests

With his retirement from the University of Alberta on June 30, 2013, Dr. Soskolne's on-going research through 2019 was associated with writing and publishing, particularly in collaboration with his colleagues at the University of Canberra, Australia, where he held the position of Visiting Fellow through December 31, 2013 and Adjunct Professor (July, 2013 – September, 2019). He also remained engaged with publishing as a commentator and journal reviewer.

Global, Regional, and Local Ecological Change and Public Health

Dr. Soskolne's focus remains on the public health implications of declines in ecological integrity, locally, regionally and globally. He is recognized for his use of epidemiological methods through the sub-specialty of "eco-epidemiology" to inform this line of research. Furthermore, he remains interested in the policy implications of global change for public health, and in bridging professional ethics and epidemiological methods to risk management for policy and law.

Specifics include:

 – Policy documents and position statements that he continues to collaborate on with the Collegium Ramazzini and the International Network for Epidemiology in Policy (formerly the International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (IJPC-SE)).

 – Integrated assessment as a qualitative approach to studying the complexity of global change in relation to population health.

Active Book Projects

 – Reviewer and co-editor of books published between 2012 and 2015, one on Climate Change and Global Health, another a Festschrift to honour the pioneering contributions of Anthony (Tony) J. McMichael to the broad field of environmental and occupational epidemiology.
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