Dr. Lynn Marshall, Chair of the Board and President

Lynn is a faculty member of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto Dr. Lynn Marshall (photo)and the Clinical Sciences Division of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Laurentian and Lakehead Universities, and teaches both medical students and graduate physicians. Besides an M.D. from Queen’s University, she earned a Fellowship in the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and serves as Medical Education Liaison/Staff Physician and Past Medical Director of the University of Toronto-affiliated Environmental Health Clinic at Women’s College Hospital, Toronto.

She completed the eight required Master of Science courses in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto, and collaborated on studies with researchers in the Ministry of Health-funded Environmental Sensitivities Research Unit, co-authoring several peer-reviewed scientific papers.

She has been President of both the Canadian Society for Environmental Medicine and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and Chair of the Environmental Health Committee of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. She is currently the representative of the Environmental Health Committee, the Environmental Health Clinic and EHI-Canada on the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and the Environment, where she participates in literature reviews, knowledge translation and health promotion.

She has served as an Advisor to numerous government, charitable and patient support organizations, and has received Environmental Health Awards from the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, the Canadian Society for Environmental Medicine, twice from the American Academy for Environmental Medicine, as well as the Power of Humanity Award from the Canadian Red Cross - Ontario Division.

Prior to working in the Environmental Health Clinic (since its inception in 1996), she practiced in Australia and small town Ontario - primary care family and emergency medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, and, after further training, general practice psychotherapy. She was the Chair of the Guidelines Task Force of the Professional Development Committee of the General Practice Psychotherapy Association which developed “Guidelines for the Practice of Psychotherapy by Physicians”, and was honoured with the Theratree Award of the General Practice Psychotherapy Association. She has an Advanced University of Toronto Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis, and a Fellowship in the Canadian Society for Clinical Hypnosis - Ontario Division.