Associate Scientist, Institute of Work and Health, and Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Dr. Arif Jetha is an associate scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. He is also an assistant professor (status-only) at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Dr. Jetha earned his PhD in behavioural sciences and public health at the University of Toronto, and an MSc in health community and development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also held post-doctoral fellowships at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety and the Institute for Work & Health.

Arif’s emerging program of research aims at understanding life course differences in the employment participation of people living with chronic disabling conditions. He is specifically interested in understanding early labour market experiences and their impact on key transitions across life. His research takes a systems perspectives to understand the role of policy-level factors and organizational conditions in the prevention and management of work disability.


  • –present
    Associate Scientist in work and public health,


  • 2013 
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, PhD/ Public Health, Behavioural Sciences