Members include researchers, advocates, graduate students, practitioners, decision-makers, professionals, and other stakeholders. We help strengthen connections among people of like interests, and build a strong network of people working to prevent cancer in Canada. See our member profiles, below. Join us! Sign up to become a member.
Carolyn Gotay, PhD is Professor and Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She also holds an appointment at the BC Cancer Agency. Dr. Gotay received her PhD in psychology from the University of Maryland, and she came to UBC in 2008 after positions at Gettysburg College, the University of Calgary, the (US) National Cancer Institute, and the University of Hawaii.
Kristin Campbell, PhD is a physical therapist and research scientist at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Campbell’s research laboratory, the Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab, focuses on the role of exercise across the cancer experience, namely in prevention, rehabilitation from cancer treatments and cancer survivorship. She has investigated the role of physical activity in cancer prevention by examining the effect of exercise on proposed biomarkers of breast and colon cancer risk.
Marliese Dawson is the Research Manager for the Cancer Prevention Centre in the School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She has over a decade of experience as a health projects manager, and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Assessment Clinic. Her research interests include enhancing cancer prevention in the workplace, and obesity surveillance.
Tracey Mager is a Lifestyle Counsellor for the Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Assessment Clinic, a project of the Cancer Prevention Centre. After receiving her dietetics training at the University of British Columbia in 2002, she interned at Vancouver Costal Health and has been a registered dietitian since 2003. Her work in clinical dietetics includes the areas of oncology, palliative care, healthy heart, diabetes, renal and long term care.
Bonnie McCoy is a Clinic Evaluator and a Lifestyle Counsellor, and has been assisting Dr. Gotay and the Cancer Prevention Centre team in developing, implementing, and evaluating the new Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Assessment Clinic. Her research interest areas include risk assessment and lifestyle changes in cancer prevention, cancer as a preventable chronic disease, and cancer prevention and survivorship in an aging population.
Melody Monro is the Project Manager for "Be Well at Work", a collaborative intervention research project with the Canadian Cancer Society BC Yukon that is evaluating the effectiveness of workplace wellness programs in three BC work sites. Melody has a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts (Joint honors) in Sociology and Anthropology.
Carola Muñoz is the Project Manager for Improving Cancer-Related Outcomes in Shift Workers (ICOS), a project that aims to evaluate the impact of a sleep hygiene intervention in women shift workers at risk of breast cancer. The study also assesses biological and behavioural variables that may explain the link between shift work and breast cancer.
Jennifer Parisi is the Communications Director for the Cancer Prevention Centre. She holds an MA in Communications and a BSc in Biology, and has managed communications for non-profit organizations in health and the arts.
Michelle Reid is the Research Assistant for the Cancer Prevention Centre. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2011 with a Master of Public Health and has since worked on provincial prevention and health promotion projects, with a focus on cancer prevention, sexuality and women's health.
Svetlana Ristovski-Slijepcevic, PhD, has a Research Associate appointment with the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Her research revolves around the sociological aspects of health and illness with a particular interest in understandings of cancer, mothering and food/nutrition/health.
Hui Shen, PhD, is the statistician for the Cancer Prevention Centre in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She joined the Centre in December 2011 and is responsible for providing statistical guidance in study design, database set up, and statistical data analysis for various research projects in the Centre.
Kimberly Burrus is currently an MSc student in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She is also a CIHR fellow in Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention. She completed a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree in Psychology at Simon Fraser University in 2008 and worked as a Research Coordinator at the BC Cancer Agency.
Laura Dale is an MSc student at the School of Population and Public at the University of British Columbia. Her thesis focuses on predictors of intention to provide cancer prevention counselling among naturopath and medical trainees. She became interested in understanding what motivates people to live preventative healthy lifestyles during previous work experience at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
Julia Dunn is an MSc student in the Interdisciplinary Oncology program at the University of British Columbia, working collaboratively with the Canadian Cancer Society. She has investigated the role of side-effects on adherence rates to adjuvant hormonal therapies as well their effects on quality of life and survivorship. Her research interests include modifiable cancer risk factors, adherence interventions, and knowledge translation.
Sarah Neil is a PhD student in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests focus on the role of physical activity in cancer prevention, as well as the role of exercise during cancer rehabilitation and survivorship. During her doctoral work, she will be involved in the “Improving cancer-related outcomes in shift workers” (ICOS) project.