Rachel Lane

Adjunct Professor

Degrees:BSc (Waterloo); MSc (Queen's); PhD (Ottawa)
Office:Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
P.O. Box 1046, Station B
280 Slater Street
Ottawa, Canada K1P 5S9

Dr. Rachel Lane is an epidemiologist with over 20 years of experience assessing the health effects of radiation and other occupational, environmental and behavioural risk factors. Her experience includes risk communication, public health, disease surveillance, risk assessment, and health economics. Her current areas of interest are assessing the health effects of low levels of radiation exposure and effectively communicating objective scientific information.

Dr. Lane received her Bachelor of Science degree in Honours Health Studies – Cooperative Program from the University of Waterloo, her Master of Science degree in Epidemiology and Population Health from Queen’s University and her Doctoral degree in Epidemiology from the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Lane has been an advisor on the Canadian delegation to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) from 2006 to 2015. She was a lead writer of two expert working groups for the  UNSCEAR 2013 Report Levels and effects of radiation exposures due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East-Japan earthquake and tsunami.  She also lead the UNSCEAR 2016 Report (Annex C) Biological Effects of Selected Internal Emitters: Tritium from 2011-2012.