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Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health Sciences, University of Waterloo

Mylene Ratelle is specialized in public health, with an expertise in risk assessment and management for vulnerable or remote populations. She obtained her PhD in Public Health at the University of Montreal. Mylene has a multidisciplinary profile including epidemiology, toxicology, biology and risk management.

Mylene has worked on various health programs and research projects from the University of Waterloo, the University of Montreal, the National University of Taiwan, the Wilfrid Laurier University, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Direction de Santé Publique de Montréal.

As researcher, she is now working on projects in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and northern Ontario to investigate the associations between environment, health, food, and traditional activities. She is also involved in humanitarian programs in Africa and Middle East. She has a strong interest in health, environmental and social justice.


  • 2020–present
    Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo
  • 2015–2020
    Research Manager, University of Waterloo


  • 2015 
    University of Montreal (Université de Montréal), Public Health (specialization: Risk Assessment)