What is Epidemiology?
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease in a population.  Epidemiologic information is used to plan and evaluate strategies to prevent illnesses, and as a guide to the management of patients in whom disease has already developed.

What is Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research?
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research (CEPR) is a dynamic and active research department within CancerControl Alberta of Alberta Health Services. We are comprised of four Research Scientists and their respective teams, as well as a core research unit, which provides MSc-trained epidemiologists, statisticians, and support staff for human resources, data and IT support, and grant administration. The core support unit allows our scientists to focus their efforts on their research programs, thus increasing their peer-reviewed grant success.

CEPR conducts population-based cancer research on trends in incidence, causes, prevention, early detection, and morbidity and mortality. Since 2001, the scientists of PHR have been combining traditional epidemiologic study designs with molecular epidemiologic emphasis through the collection of information from both questionnaires and biological specimens.

CEPR benefits from numerous collaborations with researchers, both within and outside of Alberta Health Services, including the University of Calgary, the University of Alberta, and the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute. All of our Research Scientists hold joint appointments with Alberta Health Services and the Department of Oncology at the University of Calgary.

Our department is pleased to offer training to a wide variety of students, from undergraduate through to post-doctoral level. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the Scientist working in their area of interest for further information.


Where are we located?
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research is located in the dynamic city of Calgary, Alberta (click here for more information about Calgary). We have staff located at the Holy Cross Centre (click here for a map to our site).