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Lawrence Mroz

Lawrence Mroz

Research Services Lead, BC SUPPORT Unit, BC Academic Health Sciences Network


I began my career with a BSc in biology at Dalhousie, and then completed an MSc in molecular biology from Simon Fraser University in 1990. I worked as a laboratory research assistant for the next decade at BC Children’s Hospital in UBC Pediatrics. I next earned a PhD in Human Nutrition from UBC in 2011, exploring men’s food choice behaviours, prostate cancer and psychosocial oncology. Since then I’ve worked on numerous cancer prevention and survivorship research projects with the UBC School of Nursing, and the Departments of Medicine and Palliative Care, held 3 post-doctoral fellowships in Canada and the UK and have published research in several academic journals including Social Science and Medicine, Appetite and Qualitative Health Research. My research has been mostly qualitative with a focus in how people understand and practice self-care after being diagnosed with cancer and how health promotion incorporates patient voices and needs. I'm currently working as Research Services Lead at the BC SUPPORT Unit where I provide patient engagement consultations and training for Vancouver-based patient-oriented research teams. I’m currently a steering committee member for BC Cancer’s Practice-Based Research Challenge promoting and supporting patient engagement.

Academic and Research Interests

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Food Choice Behaviour
  • Gender
  • Masculinity and Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Patient-Oriented Research
  • Patient Engagement




Contact Information and Social Media


Phone number: 236-521-2065

Twitter: @DrMroz

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