Mark Goldberg, PhD, MSc, BSc

Academic title(s): 

Professor, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine

Mark Goldberg, PhD, MSc, BSc
Contact Information

1650 Cedar Ave, L8-117
Montreal, QC H3G 1A4

Email address: 
mark.goldberg [at]
(514) 934-1934 ext. 36917
Cardiovascular Disease
Environmental epidemiology

I am trained as an occupational and environmental epidemiologist. I obtained a B.Sc. in physics (1975), a MSc degree (1985) and PhD degree (1991) in epidemiology and biostatistics from McGill University. From 1990 until 1996, I worked in the Montreal public health department as an epidemiologist and from 1996-2000 I was a professor at the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, University of Quebec. I am currently professor at McGill University in the Department of Medicine and associate member in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Occupational Health, in the Department of Oncology, and the McGill School of Environment. I held until 2008 a Chercheur-Boursier from the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec and an Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

Current research: 

My current research program consists of completing a number of ongoing research projects as well as initiating new ones. The following projects are currently underway:

1) a case-control study of gene-environment interactions in postmenopausal breast cancer;

2) a longitudinal study of the acute effects of air pollution on health among persons potentially susceptible to urban air pollution;

3) a panel study in congestive heart failure to determine whether air pollution affects essential indicators of health status;

4) a cohort study of persons with implanted cardioverter defibrillators to identify triggers for interventions for ventricular tachycardia;

5) a population-based cohort study in Ontario  (Paul Villeneuve, PI) and a nationwide study based on the 1991 Canadian Census (Rick Burnett, PI) both used to investigate the long-term effects of air pollution on health;

6) studies of traffic-related air pollution and the incidence of cancer;

7) a panel in childhood asthma to determine whether air pollution from refineries affects respiratory health; and

8) a panel study of bicyclists in Montreal investigating cardiovascular effects of traffic-related air pollution.

Selected publications: 
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