Who We Are
What We Do
Dr. Emile Tompa is a senior scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. He holds appointments as an associate professor in the Department of Economics at McMaster University and as an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He also has an appointment at Pacific Coast University where he is area lead for research and sits on the curriculum and ethics committees. Tompa is co-director of the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy, a seven-year, pan-Canadian initiative funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Grant. Tompa is a labour and health economist with an MBA from the University of British Columbia, an MA in economics from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in economics from McMaster University. Tompa is an associate editor for BMC Public Health, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation and the Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health. He has an MBA from the University of British Columbia, an MA in economics from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in economics from McMaster University. Tompa’s research interests include the consequences of occupational health and safety system design on the health and well-being of individuals and populations, the economic evaluation of workplace interventions for improving the health and well-being of workers, the economic burden of occupational injury and illness, and the analysis of disability policy systems. He was previously a member of the Advisory Committee for the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation.