TIM TAKARO MD is a physician-scientist trained in occupational and environmental medicine, public health and toxicology, at Yale, the University of North Carolina and University of Washington. His research is primarily directed toward the links between human exposures and disease, and determining public health based preventive solutions to such risks. His work includes use of biological and other markers for medical surveillance, exposure assessment, and disease susceptibility with a focus on immunologic lung disease, human health and war, clinical occupational and environmental health and population resiliency in the health effects of climate change. Current research on human health and climate change focus on water quality in BC communities and building and mapping watershed resilience in Nicaragua. Current research collaborations include projects in India, Iraq, Mongolia, Nicaragua, the U.S. and Canada.
In March 2015, Dr. Takaro was awarded with the President’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability at Simon Fraser University.