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Dr. Sarah Henderson

Senior Scientist, Environmental Health Services, BCCDC Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Dr. Sarah Henderson is an environmental engineer turned environmental epidemiologist. Her research interests lie at any intersection between public health and environmental exposures. Sarah leads the data analyses and study design for a wide variety of projects in Environmental Health Services at the BCCDC. Her current work is related to surveillance modeling, hot weather morbidity and mortality, the health impacts of forest fire smoke, provincial radon exposure, and food safety. Together with colleagues at UBC and the University of Tasmania, she also continues to collaborate on academic projects related to air pollution from forest fire smoke. Sarah loves population-based epidemiology, working with administrative health data, remote sensing, GIS, spatial statistics, and computer programming in R and Python.
A full list of Dr. Henderson’s publications can be found here on Google Scholar. 

The most recent work from BCCDC projects include:  

Henderson SB, Wan V, Kosatsky T (Accepted 20 April 2013). Differences in heat-related mortality across four ecological regions with diverse urban, rural, and remote populations in British Columbia, Canada. Health & Place: Online ahead of print

Elliott CT, Henderson SB, Wan V (2013). Time series analysis of fine particulate matter and asthma reliever dispensations in populations affected by forest fires. Environmental Health: 12(11); doi:10.1186/1476-069X-12-11.

McIntyre L, Vallaster L, Wilcott L, Henderson SB, Kosatsky T (2013).  Evaluation of food safety knowledge, attitudes and self-reported hand-washing practices in FOODSAFE trained and untrained food handlers in British Columbia, Canada. Food Control: 30; 150-156.

Edwards JE, Henderson SB, Struck S, Kosatsky T (2012). Characteristics of small residential and commercial water systems that influence their likelihood of being on drinking water advisories in rural British Columbia Canada: a cross sectional study using administrative data. Journal of Water and Health: 10(4); 629-649.

Kosatsky T, Henderson SB, Pollock SL (2012). Shifts in mortality during a hot weather event in Vancouver, Canada: rapid assessment with case-only analysis. American Journal of Public Health: 102(12); 2367-2371.
Last Updated: October 3, 2013