Every cell is sexed and every person is gendered! This presentation will discuss how accounting for sex and gender in work and health research make a difference in our understanding of health outcomes and health services, with a focus on work related illness, injury and disability. Examples will be drawn from studies on gender/sex differences in orthopedic surgery, musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation, work disability, and pharmaceutical prescribing practices (to name a few).
After viewing this session you will:
- Learn that accounting for gender and sex in work and health research matters to our understanding of work-related injuries, illness and disability
- Have an opportunity to discuss why gender and sex may explain differences in risk and recovery, and consider opportunities to improve prevention and treatment for both men and women
Mieke Koehoorn, PhD
Professor and Head, Occupational and Environmental Health Division & CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia
Mieke Koehoorn is Professor and Head, Occupational and Environmental Health Division, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia. She holds a PhD in occupational epidemiology and a Canadian Institutes for Health Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health. Her program of research focuses on the epidemiology of work-related injuries, disease and disability; as well as the evaluation of workers’ compensation programs and policies.
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