Karen-KopciukDr. Kopciuk’s research interests include developing statistical methodology for processes that change over time, designing studies that utilize high throughput technology and creating new methods of analysis for data obtained from these studies and experiments. Developing practical and relevant methodology for chronic diseases is a central theme of her research.

Dr. Kopciuk’s current research projects illustrate this theme:

  • developing methods for estimating the impact of screening interventions on genetic and disease risks in members of families who segregate a major gene;
  • extending methods for incomplete life history data and multi-state models to correlated data settings and with application to complex diseases;
  • combining metabolomic data collected from disparate platforms by developing new methods that also reduce the measurement error and co-variation effects.
Current Appointments

Research Scientist
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research
Alberta Health Services – CancerControl Alberta
Calgary, Alberta

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science and Department of Oncology
Faculty of Medicine
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

Scientific Staff
Tom Baker Cancer Centre
Calgary, Alberta

Full Member
Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute
Calgary, Alberta

Education and Training
  • 2003    PDF, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2001     Ph.D., Statistics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
  • 2001     Certificate, University Teaching, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
  • 1995     M. Math, Statistics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
  • 1994     B.Sc., Statistics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
  • 1992     B.Sc., Psychology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Current Research Studies