Research Manager in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo

Mylene Ratelle is specialized in public health, with an expertise in environmental 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, and risk management. She has previously been involved with human biomonitoring projects focusing on contaminant risk assessment. Mylene has worked on various health and applied science projects from the University of Montreal, the Chair of Analytical and Toxicological Risk Management, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the National University of Taiwan.

She completed her postdoctoral research at University of Waterloo on a contaminant biomonitoring project in the Northwest Territories to investigate the relationship between exposure to environmental contaminants, nutritional status, and diet. She is now working on projects in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and northern Ontario to investigate the associations between environment, health, and traditional activities. She spend 25% of her time in remote communities and has a strong interest in environmental justice.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Manager in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo

Education

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