Gender/Sex, Work and Health

The Institute of Gender and Health, part of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is examining the relationship of gender and sex on work and health. CIHR has awarded nine research chairs including the following topics:

  1. Gender, work and health human resources
  2. Gender, work and traumatic brain injury
  3. Better understanding for better prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: A concerted, sex/gender sensitive approach
  4. Understanding how gender influences working conditions and health in long term care settings across Canada and internationally
  5. Gender and sex differences in workers’ compensation outcomes
  6. Effects of occupational radiation exposure on men and women in nuclear industry – from biomarkers to prevention strategies
  7. Gender in measurement and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal work disability
  8. Examining gender/sex differences in the relationships between work stress and disease, work injury risk, and the consequences of work injury
  9. Gender, health and caregiver friendly workplaces


See CIHR’s website at: CIHR Research Chairs in Gender, Work and Health for more information about each of these projects.

For more information on Dr. Peter Smith’s work on Examining gender/sex differences in the relationships between work stress and disease, work injury risk, and the consequences of work injury see the Institute for Work & Health’s (IWH) website at: Gender, work and health.