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angle-left Mark Goldberg, BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC

Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University



epidemiology • environment • occupation • cancer • cardiorespiratory diseases

Research Focus

My research focuses on occupational and environmental epidemiology, especially on environmental and occupational causes of cancer as well as on the short and long-term effects of air pollution on health. My research bridges clinical and environmental epidemiology, covering myriad topics, including the health effects arising from exposures to ambient biogas produced in municipal solid waste sites, environmental and occupational causes of disease, and occupational and environmental investigations of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer. One of my recent findings is that chronic exposure to ambient air pollution may cause breast cancer and prostate cancer.

Selected Publications

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  • Weichenthal Scott, Hatzopoulou Marianne, Goldberg Mark S. Exposure to traffic-related air pollution during physical activity and acute changes in blood pressure, autonomic and micro-vascular function in women: a cross-over study. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2014; 11:70. DOI: 10.1186/s12989-014-0070-4 PMID: 25487431.

  • Perry Hystad, Paul J. Villeneuve, Mark S. Goldberg, Dan L Crouse, Kenneth Johnson, and the Canadian Cancer Registries Epidemiology Research Group. Exposure to traffic-related air pollution and the risk of developing breast cancer among women in eight Canadian provinces: a case-control study. Environment International 2015;74:240–248. PMID: 25454241.

  • Goldberg, M. S., et al. (2015). "Physiological and perceived health effects from daily changes in air pollution and weather among persons with heart failure: A panel study." J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol; 25(2):187-99 PMID: 24938511.

  • Chen, H., Burnett, R. T., Kwong, J. C., Villeneuve, P. J., Goldberg, M. S., Brook, R. D., van Donkelaar, A., Jerrett, M., Martin, R. V., Kopp, A., Brook, J. R., Copes, R. Spatial Association between Ambient Fine Particulate Matter and Incident Hypertension. Circulation. 2014; 129(5): 562-569 PMID: 24190962.

  • Philips S, Goldberg MS. Natural Gas Development: Extracting Externalities – Towards Precaution-Based Decision-Making. McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy. 2013; 8(2): 151-204.