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  • Dr. Cindy Feng, PhD

Appointments:

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Affiliations:

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University; Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan

Research Interests:

Biostatistics methods, cancer epidemiology, population health

I am passionate about utilizing a full range of research approaches, including advanced statistical approaches to understanding cancer etiology based on administrative and survey databases. I am also interested in using spatial disease mapping methods to identify the geographical regions with a high risk of cancer and environmental exposures. In addition, I am interested in developing risk prediction models using both statistical and machine learning techniques which may be used to inform early diagnosis and facilitate cancer prevention planning. My long-term goal is to generate scientific evidence that can inform policies and programs to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality.  

What brought you to your current institution?  I joined Dalhousie University in 2020 as a faculty member in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine.

Hometown: China

Why are you interested in your area of research?  Cancer has impacted my family, so I am passionate about contributing to the field of cancer epidemiology.

Learn More about my research 

Involvement with BHCRI to date:

I have been an Associate member of BHCRI since 2022.

Email:

cindy.feng@dal.ca

Recent News:

Recently, Cindy was awarded the New Health Investigator Grant from Research Nova Scotia for assessing the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and health services utilization in Nova Scotia. As a co-investigator and in partnership with Dr. Nathalie Saint-Jacques, the senior epidemiologist at Nova Scotia Health, the research team will also model the geographical pattern of cancer incidence in Atlantic Canada. 

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