Arif Jetha

Associate Scientific Director and Scientist, Institute for Work & Health

Hub 3 - Transitions to Work and Career Development

Dr. Arif Jetha is Associate Scientific Director and Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH), an applied, not-for-profit research organization based in Toronto, Canada. He is also Associate Professor at University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Jetha co-leads IDEA’s Hub 3, Transitions to Work and Career Development.

Jetha’s program of research aims at understanding how sociopolitical, technological, environmental and economic changes that characterize the future of work affect the health and employment participation of vulnerable workers. He is also interested in understanding how changing working conditions can shape the labour market experiences of youth and young adults living with disabilities and chronic disease at the early career phase and across the life course. Jetha is a current recipient of the Stars Career Development Salary Award from the Arthritis Society.

Jetha earned his PhD in behavioural sciences and public health at the University of Toronto, and an MSc in health community and development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also held post-doctoral fellowships at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety and the Institute for Work & Health.

“Over the last decade, I have led research showing the importance of the work environment and employer practices in supporting labour market entry and career advancement of young persons living with disabilities. IDEA is a critical initiative for creating innovative and scalable solutions that can be used by employers to foster the inclusive employment of young workers with disabilities.”