Faiza Waheed

Environmental Health Scientist, Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Lead

Mississauga, Ontario

Phone: +1 905-364-7800 Ext. 249
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Dr. Faiza Waheed is an Environmental Health Scientist, Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Lead at Intrinsik Corp. She specializes in the use of the HIA framework to assess the potential positive and negative impacts of major infrastructure and resource development projects on health. Dr. Waheed completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, in HIA, where she conducted research on applying the HIA framework to transportation and other major infrastructure projects. Dr. Waheed is experienced in conducting engagement and consultation for major projects, using surveys, focus groups, interviews, workshops, etc. She also has experience conducting scoping workshops as part of the HIA process.

Apart from her HIA work, Dr. Waheed also leads Climate Change and Health Vulnerability Assessments, Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments for contaminated sites in Ontario and Canada, systematic literature reviews, and Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Management Plans.

Experience Highlights

  • Developed guidance documents for government agencies for implementing HIA and HIA-like frameworks in provincial and federal Environmental Assessments and Impact Assessments, respectively.
  • Leads Climate Change and Health Vulnerability Assessments
  • Leads HIAs for federal Impact Assessments projects
  • Conducts HIAs for First Nations
  • Conducts HIAs and Supplementary Health Reviews as part of provincial Environmental Assessments in Ontario
  • Leads HIAs as part of BC’s 2018 Environmental Assessment process
  • Extensive research and experience in the field of HIA and built environment.
  • Co-Chair of the Built Environment Working Group of the Ontario Public Health Association
  • Delivers lectures on HIA to university and college students

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Cell Biology, University of Toronto
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto | Intrinsik
  • M.Env.Sc., Environmental Science, University of Toronto
  • H.B.Sc., Human Biology: Health and Disease, University of Toronto

Professional Affiliations

  • Ontario Public Health Association – Co-Chair – Built Environment Working Group
  • Ecological Determinants Group on Education
  • International Association for Impact Assessment
  • Transport Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment


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Intrinsik Corp., is a dynamic science-based consulting firm.  We are eagerly interested in professionals to add to our accredited staff base.  Intrinsik is strongly committed to our employees by ensuring mentoring, training and advancement for those with a drive to succeed.  Our areas of expertise include and are not limited to toxicology, human health and environmental risk assessment, biology, multi-media exposure modeling, environmental science, and risk management.

Diversity is not only part of our company’s culture, it is a core business strategy.  We are building a workforce that is representative of our society, and our programs and policies are designed to foster diversity and inclusion.

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