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Queen's University

Kristan Aronson, PhD


Office Location: Level 2, Room 236, Queen's Cancer Research Institute
Office Phone: 613-533-6000 extension 78522

  • Member, Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Cancer Research Institute, Queen's University
  • Professor, Public Health Sciences, Queen's University
  • Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University


Dr. Kristan Aronson is an epidemiologist conducting studies with collaborators around the globe to examine the relative contribution of environmental and genetic factors in the etiology of cancer, with the ultimate aim of prevention. Dr. Aronson has held several senior scientific and administrative positions, career and research awards, and is also the recipient of the Golden Jubilee Medallion of Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of her volunteer peer review activities. She also works in India on projects addressing access to clean water in slums, and the dual problem of both under- and over-nutrition, and in Tanzania to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer.

Current Interests

  • Occupational exposures, air pollution, pesticides, shift work, light at night exposure, biomarkers, physical activity, sex hormones, and genetic variants as potential risk factors for cancer.


Dr. Aronson's publications are available on PubMed.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000