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Sandra Dorman

Sandra Dorman

Full Professor

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Ben Avery - Portable II, B.F.Avery Physical Education Centre Sudbury Campus


Dr. Dorman is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health and the Director of the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH); at Laurentian University, in Sudbury, Ontario. She completed her Bachelor degree in Biology and her Doctoral degree in Physiology/Pharmacology, specializing in respiratory physiology and immunology. For the past 15 years her research program has focused on health promotion and disease prevention in the occupational setting.

She has authored over 25 papers and received over $1.7 million in research funding from Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Ministries of Labour, and Natural Resources and Forestry. Currently she is focusing on two primary themes in the occupational setting: 1) modifiable contributors to fatigue; and 2) the use of wearable technology in the occupational setting.


  • BSc Biology, University of Guelph
  • PhD Phyisology/Pharmacology, McMaster University


Research interests are Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Ongoing projects in Dr. Dorman's laboratory include:
1. developing a resource guide exploring reproductive hazards for male and female workers in the mining environment;
2. examining energy expenditure and nutrient needs understand stressful mental and physical occupations
3. examining school schedule in relation to nutrient needs
Major contributions to research have included:
1. Progenitor cell migrational responsiveness in allergic asthma and in situ differentiation.
2. development of method to implement the use of sputum assessment in rural and occupational settings.
3. Development of a method to examine respiratory changes induced by inhalation of Diesel Particulate matter