Occupational Medicine Research

Human health and performance at work

Dr. Shane Journeay PhD, MD, MPH, FRCPC, BC- Occ Med

JD Irving Research Chair in Occupational Medicine, based at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

About me: Originally from Nova Scotia, Dr. Journeay is Board Certified in Occupational Medicine and is a graduate of both the Harvard Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency program and the Harvard School of Public Health (MPH). He is a specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Canada (FRCPC) and the United States (DAPMR), having completed his residency training at the University of Toronto. Dr. Journeay previously received a BSc and MSc from the University of Ottawa, and a PhD at the University of Saskatchewan. He obtained his MD from Dalhousie Medical School.

As Chair, Dr. Journeay will enhance the profile of Occupational Medicine throughout the continuum of care in the Maritime provinces though academic programs, research, and leadership in the field of Occupational Medicine. In this position, Dr. Journeay brings his extensive experience in the field of Occupational Medicine to build on DMNB’s innovative partnerships with Dalhousie University, the University of New Brunswick, the Government of New Brunswick, and Horizon Health Network to include the business and labour communities of the Maritime provinces.

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Podcast   Episode Link
Absence Management Perspectives by Disability Management Employer Coalition "Creating More Effective Return-to-Work Pathways"
Fac Dev Lounge by Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick   "Why we need to prioritize healthy work practices and workplaces"  

Education & Training

Clinical training:

  • Occupational Medicine - Harvard Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – University of Toronto PM&R


  • MPH – Harvard University, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; Focus: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • MD – Dalhousie University, Dalhousie Medical School
  • Diploma in Space Studies - International Space University
  • PhD – University of Saskatchewan; Focus: Toxicology / Nanotechnology
  • Masters – University of Ottawa, Focus: Human thermoregulation and Cardiovascular physiology
  • BSc Hons - – University of Ottawa, Exercise physiology and biomechanics

Research Interests

  • Occupational injuries and rehabilitation
  • Heat stress – occupational epidemiology, impact of age and chronic disease
  • Toxicology and nanotoxicology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Occupational Medicine
  • Effect of chronic disease and disability on work function
  • Aging and work



Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit - University of Ottawa

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PI: Glen P. Kenny; PhD (Med), FCAHS, FACSM
University Research Chair (Exercise and Environmental Physiology)
Industry Research Chair (Heat Strain Monitoring and Management)
Director, Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.
Affiliate Investigator, Clinical Epidemiological Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Affiliate Investigator, Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences
Associate Investigator, Institute of Population Health
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine


The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT)

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