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Cheryl Peters

Dr. Cheryl Peters is a senior scientist (Cancer Prevention) at BCCDC and BC Cancer. She is also an adjunct professor at the School of Population & Public Health at UBC, and in Oncology and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary.


Dr. Peters’ research is centred around the prevention of occupational and environmental chronic diseases, especially cancer. She is trained as an occupational hygienist and epidemiologist. Her research interests include occupational disease prevention, environmental cancers, knowledge translation, the impact of sex and gender on exposures, and health literacy (specifically surrounding health misinformation). 


Dr. Peters holds a BSc in earth sciences and geography from the University of Victoria, and an MSc (occupational and environmental hygiene) and PhD (epidemiology) from the University of British Columbia. She completed a CIHR postdoctoral fellowship in men’s occupational health at Carleton University in Ottawa. From 2018-2022, Dr. Peters was a research scientist in the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research at Alberta Health Services. She has been involved with the CAREX Canada research program since 2007, which she now leads as the principal investigator. In 2021, Dr. Peters joined the Monographs Program of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), where she served as a visiting consulting scientist. She is the co-chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Charbonneau Cancer Research Institute at the University of Calgary, and the communications director and a board member for the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health. She also co-chairs the Sun Safety at Work Canada Working Group, and has participated as an expert Working Group member for IARC’s Monographs Program. 


  • For a list of Dr. Peters' publications, see PubMed.
  • For publications and citations, see Google Scholar.
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