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Queen's University

Kristan Aronson


Kristan Aronson

Contact Information

Office: Cancer Research Institute
Phone: 613.533.6000 ext 78522
Fax: 613.533.6794

Mailing Address: Cancer Research Institute
Queen's University
10 Stuart Street, Level 2
Kingston, Ontario
                           Canada K7L 3N6

Department & Associations

Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology
and Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology


Please direct inquiries to the contact information provided.

Academic Training

PhD in Epidemiology, University of Toronto (1988)
MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University (1985)
BSc Physical Geography, McGill University (1981)

General Research Interests

Kristan Aronson teaches at the graduate level in epidemiology and is the Graduate Program Director in that department. She was cross-appointed to the School of Environmental Studies in December of 2005. In that capacity, she has supervised the Master's project of Sarah Urquhart, a 2007 MES graduate, and is co-supervisor with Linda Campbell on the thesis of Estelle D'Souza ('08).

Kristan's research program examines the relative contribution of environmental and genetic factors in the etiology of cancer through multi-disciplinary studies. Advances in understanding of basic mechanisms of cancer causation, biomarkers of exposure and disease, and understanding of the human genome are incorporated into these studies, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and Breast Cancer Action Kingston. Co-investigators include clinicians, chemists, molecular biologists, toxicologists, geneticists, pathologists, and other health researchers.

Areas of Potential or Present Thesis/Project Supervision

Human health and the environment; environmental risk factors for disease; environmental and occupational epidemiology; biomarkers of exposure; risk assessment.
Link to Kristan's webpages: 

Graduate Courses Taught at Queen's

Epid 801: Introduction to Epidemiology
One session in Biology 849/CM 555: Environmental Issues


For a list of Dr. Aronson's recent publications, please visit the webpage in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology ( or the Cancer Care and Epidemiology (, a Division of the Cancer Research Institute at Queen's University. 


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