Dr. Kerin graduated in medicine from the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. He went on to postgraduate training in Physiology and Biochemistry and studied Occupational Health Sciences at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (FCBOM), Board Vice-President of the Occupational & Environmental Medical Association of Canada (www.OEMAC.org) and a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (www.ACOEM.org).
Some of Kerin’s areas of major interest include occupational respiratory illnesses, work related cancers and toxicology. He has a keen interest in the environmental impact that many of industry’s old chemical waste dumping practices have caused. He advises public groups on the likely adverse health effects that may occur in people living in industry’s watersheds, especially to the foetus and children.
As an occupational medical practitioner, he provides consulting services to the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW), and Independent Medical Assessments to Industry, the Legal Profession, and the Trade Union movement. He recently completed, in conjunction with OHCOW teams, investigations and a report to the WSIB on three of the largest occupational diseases files ever investigated in Canada.