Emily Peterson

Position: Environmental Health Scientist, Vancouver Coastal Health

Biography: Emily is the Environmental Health Scientist at Vancouver Coastal Health, where she provides evidence review, analysis, and advice on environmental impacts to human health.  She works on a wide range of topics including indoor and outdoor air quality, environmental health indicators, climate change, and healthy built environments. Previously, at the BCCDC and NCCEH she worked on the mandatory reporting of blood lead and mercury data and the incorporation of health into environmental assessments. Prior to coming to BC, Emily was at Public Health Ontario where she led calculations on the burden of illness due to radon, designed and implemented a metal biomarkers study, and developed a mapping application of ground and surface water contaminants. Emily holds a Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto.