Dr. Kathleen Kerr completed her medical degree at the University of Toronto in 1971, and her Diploma in Environmental Health at McMaster University in 1996. She works at the Environmental Health Clinic at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto as well in private community practice.
She has ongoing research interests in the human health effects of pesticides and persistent environmental toxicants. She has participated in two systematic reviews on the health effects of pesticides, one on heavy metals in sweat and a chart review of Environmental Health Clinic patients. She has published papers on cancer and non-cancer effects of pesticides, functional impairment in chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and multiple chemical sensitivity, heavy metals in sweat and an overview of Gulf War illness, an illness with parallels to ME/CFS. She was a co-author of a publication entitled: Gulf War Illness – Evaluation of An Innovative Detoxification Program, a US Department of Defence funded clinical trial. She was the CFPC representative on the Public Health Agency of Canada working group to develop Clinical Practice Guidelines on Lyme Disease. She has presented at numerous workshops at OCFP and CCFP on these topics.