D Linn Holness

Occupational Med.
Tel: 416-864-5074
Fax: 416-304-1902
Email: holnessl@smh.ca


Dr. Linn Holness graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, in 1977 and has a MHSc from the University of Toronto. She is certified in Occupational Medicine by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of London, UK.

Dr. Holness is a full professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Department Division Director, Occupational Medicine, in the Department of Medicine. She is the chief of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at St Michael’s Hospital and holds an appointment in the Centre for Urban Health Solutions. She has served in leadership positions in professional organizations in occupational medicine and contact dermatitis.  

Dr. Holness is the director of the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease, which focuses on the prevention of common non-malignant occupational diseases. The centre has an applied research focus and works closely with provincial occupational health and safety system partners. Her research interests in occupational health are broad, covering a variety of topics including occupational disease and its prevention, recognition and reporting of occupational disease, occupational health services and occupational health and safety in the context of specific populations such as vulnerable workers. Her research focus has been on prevention, healthcare utilization, diagnosis, return to work and outcomes related to occupational skin disease.