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Professor Kristan Aronson

Professor Kristan Aronson


  • Professor, Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Queen's University, Cancer Research Institute


  • PhD at Univ of Toronto
  • BSc, MSc at McGill University





Dr Kristan Aronson is an epidemiologist and Professor of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University in Canada, and a researcher at the Cancer Research Institute. She holds degrees from McGill University and the University of Toronto, has also trained at the University of Edinburgh and in Heidelberg, and held a post-doctoral fellowship at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon France. Dr Aronson has held several research awards and visiting professorships, and she is the recipient of the Golden Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of volunteer service.

Dr Aronson works with trans-disciplinary research teams to examine the relative contribution of environmental and genetic factors as causes of cancer. Current projects focus on occupational exposures such as shift work, biomarkers such as melatonin, vitamin D, sex hormones, physical activity, and genetic variants. Research contributions impact cancer prevention policy, workers’ compensation, and toxin reduction legislation.

Best publications:


Kobayashi LC, Limburg H, Miao Q, Woolcott C, Bedard LL, Massey TE, Aronson KJ. Folate intake, alcohol consumption, and the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T gene polymorphism: influence on prostate cancer risk and interactions. Frontiers in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention 2012; 2:100. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2012.00100
Grundy A, Richardson H, Burstyn I, Lohrisch C, SenGupta SK, Lai AS, Lee D, Spinelli JJ, Aronson KJ. Increased risk of breast cancer associated with long-term shift work in Canada. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013;70:831-838; doi:10.1136/oemed-2013-101482.

IARC Monograph Working Group including KJ Aronson. International Agency for Research on Cancer Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans (Vol. 107): PCBs and PBBs, 2014 (in press).

Fritschi L, Glass DC, Heyworth JS, Aronson K, Girschik J, Boyle T, Grundy A, Erren TC. Hypotheses for mechanisms linking shift work and cancer. Medical Hypotheses 2011;77:430–436. (doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2011.06.002)

Aronson KJ, Siemiatycki J, Dewar R, Gerin M. Occupational risk factors for prostate cancer: Results from a case-control study in Montreal, Québec, Canada. American Journal of Epidemiology 1996;143:363-73.

prostate cancer, etiology, occupation, biomarkers, genetics.

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