Leonor Cedillo is a scholar in the field of gender, occupational health and safety (OH&S) and environment, with extensive experience in two main fields: psychosocial hazards and chemical exposures. She received her doctorate in work environment studies from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She has developed a particular strength in making links between research and policy through her work in academia and public service, and through collaborations with NGOs, unions and international organizations. She works with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and has experience in knowledge translation and development of policy briefs. She acquired extensive experience with internal migrant populations in Mexico, including women workers in assembly plants in the north of the country and agricultural workers from Mexico’s indigenous communities.
Recently Leonor has collaborated as a research associate for the policy component of the On the Move Partnership, and with the Canada Research Chair on Occupational Health and Safety Law at the University of Ottawa. In the first she developed an approach to policy implications based on the projects conducted by the various research teams under the Partnership, and in the second she analyzed a broad set of interviews from the perspective of OH&S and employment standards. In 2019 she held a temporary position in Health and Safety and Environment at the National Office of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). She is interested in mobile worker trajectories and health, and the development of workplace and work organization improvements.
Cedillo L., K. Lippel and D. Nakache. Factors Influencing the Health and Safety of Temporary Foreign Workers in Skilled and Low-Skilled Occupations in Canada. 2019. New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy 29(3), 422-458
Cedillo L., Denman C. and Harlow S. D. “Gender, Work Environment and Health in the Maquila Industry” In: Sanín L.H., Cedillo, L. and Guevara, R. M. (eds.) Gender, Health and Work Environment (in Spanish). Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. Chihuahua,, Mexico. 2011
Houtman I., Jettinghoff K. and Cedillo L. Raising awareness of stress at work in developing countries. A modern hazard in a traditional working environment. Advice to employers and worker representatives. Protecting Workers’ Health Series No. 6. WHO Geneve 2007. (English, Spanish, French and Japanese Editions) http://www.who.int/occupational_health/publications/pwh6/en/index.html)
Cedillo L.“Study of Psycho-social Work Factors among Women Workers in the Maquiladora Export Industry in Sonora, Mexico”. In:Juárez-García y Ramírez Páez (eds). Psycho-social Stress and Work (in Spanish). Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Ciudad de México. Mexico. 2005.
Denman, C.A., Cedillo L. and Harlow S.D. “Work and Health in Export Industries at National Borders” In: Heymann J. (ed). Global Inequalities at Work. Oxford University. U.K. 2003
Steenland, K., L. Cedillo, J. Tucker, C. Hines, K. Sorensen, J. Deddens, et al. Thyroid Hormones and Cytogenetic Outcomes in Backpack Sprayers Using Ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate) (EBDC) Fungicides in Mexico. 1997. Environmental Health Perspectives 105(10), 1126–1126.
Cedillo L., S.D. Harlow, R.A. Sanchez and M.D. Sanchez. Establishing Priorities for Occupational Health Research among Women Working in the Maquiladora Industry. 1997. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 3 (3), 221- 230