Dr. Nancy Carnide is an Associate Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).
She has a PhD in epidemiology from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is a previous recipient of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and a CIHR Strategic Training Fellowship in Work Disability Prevention. She recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at IWH.
Dr. Carnide's research interests lie at the intersection between occupational health and safety and drug use, as well as the mental health of working populations. Her doctoral research focused on the use of prescription opioids among workers with work-related low back pain and their association with work disability. Her emerging program of research builds on this work to examine the use and non-medical use of prescription and recreational drugs among workers, their risk factors and the workplace consequences of their use.
Her current research focuses on the impact of cannabis legalization on the Canadian working population. She is co-leading two studies related to workplace cannabis use and related perceptions and knowledge among Canadian workers, as well as cannabis involvement in workplace fatalities in Ontario.
Panelist for Educating Canadians about Cannabis: A Missing Piece of the Picture