Carolyn Gotay, University of British Columbia

Population and Public Health Professor Vancouver, British Columbia carolyn.gotay@ubc.ca Office: (604) 827-4022

Bio/Research

Carolyn is Professor and Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention at UBC, and she also is appointed at the BC Cancer Agency. A psychologist, Carolyn has had extensive experience in cancer control and quality of life research. Before coming to UBC in 2008, Carolyn held posi...

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Bio/Research

Carolyn is Professor and Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention at UBC, and she also is appointed at the BC Cancer Agency. A psychologist, Carolyn has had extensive experience in cancer control and quality of life research. Before coming to UBC in 2008, Carolyn held positions at the University of Calgary, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Hawaii. Dr. Gotay is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and was named "Professor of Survivorship" by Komen for the Cure. In 2011, she received the President's Award from the International Society of Quality of Life Research.

Carolyn's major focus is cancer prevention research and building the CCS-UBC Cancer Prevention Centre. The primary focus of the Centre is on research, education, and outreach to modify risk factors associated with developing cancer; the foci of current projects include eliminating occupational exposure to carcinogens, assessing worksite health promotion programs, reducing breast cancer risks for high risk women, and improving sleep quality to reduce breast cancer-related impacts of shiftwork. A major theme underlying these projects is collaboration and partnerships with the CCS and other community organizations.

Carolyn is active in national cancer organizations including the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group, and the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, where she serves as Founding Chair of the End 1 (Prevention) Development Committee.



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