Carolyn Gotay, PhD, FCAHS is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Population and Public Health.

Dr. Gotay has contributed to cancer control research throughout her research career, including positions at the University of Calgary, the (US) National Cancer Institute, and the University of Hawaii (where she directed the Cancer Prevention & Control Program and the Clinical Trials Unit), before coming to UBC in 2008. Her research has ranged from methodological work assessing quality of life in cancer patients and survivors to applied research such as a clinic to reduce breast cancer risk. She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and held competitive grants for more than 25 years. She has recently been appointed to membership in the Cochrane Collaboration and the Scientific Advisory Board for the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer’s SISAQOL (Setting International Standards in Analyzing Patient-Reported Outcomes and Quality of Life Endpoints Data for Cancer Clinical Trials) initiative. Since retirement in 2018, she continues to be available for consultation and collaboration.
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