Dr. Shane Journeay, PhD, MPH, MD, FRCPC, BC-Occ Med

Physician - Phys Med & Rehab & Occupational Medicine, UHN Altum Health & Providence Healthcare, Unity Health Toronto; Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine, University of Toronto & Dalhousie University; JD Irving Endowed Chair in Occupational Medicine, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

Dr. Shane Journeay, PhD, MD, MPH, FRCPC, BC-Occ Med, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University where he is the JD Irving Endowed Chair in Occupational Medicine. He is Board Certified in Occupational Medicine and is a graduate of both the Harvard Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency program and the Harvard School of Public Health (MPH). He is also a specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Canada (FRCPC) and the USA (DAPMR) having completed his residency training at the University of Toronto. He is an active physician at Providence Healthcare – Unity Health Toronto and also regularly sees patients with work injuries and other medical conditions impacting occupational function. He continues to consult for a range of employers and industries on matters related to occupational medicine and rehabilitation.

Originally from Nova Scotia, he received a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree from the University of Ottawa, where he investigated the effects of exercise and heat stress on cardiovascular physiology. He subsequently completed a PhD in Toxicology with a focus on nanotechnology at the University of Saskatchewan. He obtained his MD from Dalhousie Medical School. He has had an interest in human spaceflight and represented Canada at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France, where he received a Diploma in Space Studies. Dr Journeay was also chosen by the Canadian Space Agency to complete an aerospace medicine rotation at the NASA Johnson Space Center. In 2017, he was a selected as a finalist in the Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Recruitment Campaign.

He has authored numerous peer reviewed research publications and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology (the official journal of the European Society for Environmental and Occupational Medicine). He was also appointed as a Senior Editor of PM&R: The Journal of injury, function and rehabilitation (the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation). He has been an invited speaker on occupational rehabilitation at the Canadian National Review Course in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has also given numerous invited presentations on occupational medicine, rehabilitation and toxicology to organizations such as Health Canada, the US Environmental Protection Agency and various occupational medicine professional associations. Dr Journeay has had a long-standing interest in human health and performance across the lifespan with a particular interest in the relationship between work and health.