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  • Dr. Krista L. Wilkins, RN, PhD, MN, BScN, BSc


Associate Dean, Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick


Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick

Research Interests:

Cancer survivorship, transition, cancer risk, social-ecological models, population health, nursing research, health promotion and wellness, communication, mixed methods, arts-based research

Cancer Survivorship

Dr. Krista Wilkins explored many aspects of people’s experiences surviving cancer using innovative approaches including visual art and stories. Her research depicting people’s cancer experiences is on exhibit at the Fredericton Region Museum.

Dr. Wilkins has secured research funding from the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), Harrison McCain Foundation, and Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute. She is the NBHRF Young Health Researcher of the Month for April 2016 and nominee for Young Health Researcher of the Year.

Involvement with BHCRI to date:

Dr. Wilkins is a BHCRI Associate Member and has served on a BHCRI Scientific Review Committee.


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Ramphal, R. Wilkins, K., & Rogers, P. (2016). Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer: Principles of care. Current Oncology, 23(3), 204-209. doi:10.3747/co.23.3013

Wilkins, K. L. (2016). Research reflections: Making sense of the quality of evidence. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 26(1), 68-69.

Wilkins, K. L. (2015). Preliminary data on the lived experience of having multiple cancer diagnoses. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 25(2), 226-230.

Wilkins, K. L., D’Agostino, N., Penney, A. M., Barr, R. D., & Nathan, P. C. (2014). Supporting adolescents and young adults with cancer through transitions: Position statement from the Canadian Task Force on Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 36(7), 545-551. doi:10.1097/MPH.0000000000000103

Wilkins, K. L. (2013). Reflections on research: Thinking about evidence. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 23(3), 158.

Wilkins, K. L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2012). Taking care of second cancer risk. Cancer Nursing. doi:10.1097/NCC.0b013e3182164951

Woodgate, R. L., West, C., & Wilkins, K. L., (2011). Family-centered psychosocial care. In C. R. Baggott, K. P. Kelly, D. Fochtman, & G. V. Foley (Eds.), Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents with Cancer and Blood Disorders (Ch. 3, 4th ed.). Glenview, IL: Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses.​


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