Murray Finkelstein MD, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor
Sinai Health System
336 Spadina Road
Suite 404
Toronto, ON, M5R 2V8
Not Accepting Students
Research Interests
Environmental Health, Health Service Delivery, Mental Health, Public Health, Observational, Social Determinants of Health, Administrative Databases, Systematic Reviews, Quantitative Data Analysis, Chronic Diseases, Observational Studies

Dr. Finkelstein is trained in physics and medicine. He was employed for 30 years as an occupational and environmental epidemiologist with the Ontario Ministry of Labor. He has conducted health services research using patients of the Department of Family and Community Medicine as research subjects.


Research Synopsis

Dr Finkelstein conducts research in the areas of: 1) occupational health, including exposures to dusts, fumes, and chemicals; environmental health, including the health effects of air pollution; and, health services research making use of linked databases.

Publications and Awards

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Recent Publications

Finkelstein MM: Malignant Mesothelioma and Its Non-Asbestos Causes. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: June 2019, Vol. 143, No. 6, pp. 659-660.

Finkelstein MM: A comparison of asbestos fiber potency and elongate mineral particle (EMP) potency for mesothelioma in humans. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 2019; 371:1-2.

Finkelstein MM: A re-analysis of non-occupational exposure to asbestos and risk of pleural mesothelioma. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2018;75:472-3.

Finkelstein M: Relationship between income and mortality in a Canadian family practice cohort. Can Fam Physician 2018; 64:e181-e189.

Finkelstein MM: “Re: Glynn ME, Keeton KA, Gaffney SH, Sahmel J. Ambient Asbestos Fiber Concentrations and Long-Term Trends in Pleural Mesothelioma Incidence between Urban and Rural Areas in the United States (1973-2012). Risk Anal 2018 Mar;38(3):454-71". Risk Analysis, Vol. 38, No. 8, 2018 DOI: 10.1111/risa.13124.

Finkelstein MM: Re: The epidemiology of malignant mesothelioma in women: gender differences and modalities of asbestos exposure. Occup Env Med 2018.

Chatfield EJ, Finkelstein M, Roggli V: Elongated Mineral Fibers Conference: Session II: Effects and Mechanisms. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology: 2018; 361: 99.

Finkelstein MM: Asbestos exposure and laryngeal cancer mortality. Laryngoscope 2017 Mar;127(3).

Finkelstein MM: On the Mortality of Talc Miners and Millers from Val Chisone, Northern Italy. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017; 59:e194.

Finkelstein MM: On cosmetic talc as a risk factor for pleural mesothelioma. Inhalation Toxicology 2017: DOI: 10.1080/08958378.2017.1336187.

Finkelstein MM, Liss GL, Kusiak R. Asbestosis-Related Lung Disease and Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review. Final Report for WorkSafe BC Project RS2014-SR01. June 2016.

Finkelstein MM, Liss GL, Kusiak R., Verma DK: Firefighters/Paramedics and Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review. Prepared for WorkSafeBC. September 2014.

Beckerman B, Jerrett M, Finkelstein M, Kanaroglou J, Brook R, Arain A, Sears M, Stieb D, Balmes J, Chapman K: The association between chronic exposure to traffic-related air pollution and ischemic heart disease. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2012;75(7):402-11.

Finkelstein MM: Malignant Mesothelioma Incidence Among Talc Miners and Millers in New York State. Am J Ind Med. 2012; 55:863-868.