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  • Dr. Louise Parker, PhD


Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics; cross-appointed to Community Health & Epidemiology
Canadian Cancer Society (Nova Scotia Division) Endowed Chair in Population Cancer Research
Director of Cancer Research, Cancer Care Nova Scotia
Affiliated Scientist, Capital Health


Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, IWK Health Centre, Capital Health

Research Interests:

Environmental and lifestyle factors that contribute to cancer risk, with particular interests in radiation, chemical exposures and obesity

Understanding the roots of cancer

Epidemiologist Dr. Louise Parker is heading the $7-million Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (PATH) study. PATH will recruit 30,000 volunteers from across Atlantic Canada to take part in a long-term population health study of the genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors behind the region’s high cancer rates. Findings will shed light on the causes of cancer and lead to better methods of detection, treatment and prevention.

Membership Status:

Dr. Parker is a BHCRI Senior Scientist, served on the BHCRI Working Group and chaired the BHCRI Development Board. She also served as a member of the BHCRI Training Committee and presented at the 2011 Mini Cancer Course.


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