Cheryl Peters

PhD, Research Scientist; Associate Professor, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, Alberta Health Services; University of Calgary

Dr. Cheryl Peters is an Occupational Hygienist and Epidemiologist in the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research at Alberta Health Services. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Departments of Oncology as well as Community Health Sciences at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Her research focuses on the impact of carcinogenic exposures occurring in workplace environments. In particular, she is interested in minimizing exposures to known hazards to reduce the risk of cancer for workers, with a focus on inequities. She received both her MSc and PhD in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, and did postdoctoral training at the Department of Health Sciences at Carleton University. She is currently the co-Principal Investigator of CAREX Canada, a national workplace exposure surveillance program, and has worked in the scientific leadership of CAREX since 2007.