Research Scientist, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Community Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada
Dr. Lin Yang is an epidemiologist in the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research at CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services. Her research primarily focuses on the role of energy balance in cancer prevention and survivorship. Prior to joining the department, she was an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Medical University of Vienna. Dr. Yang has a multidisciplinary background including kinesiology (MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA), statistics (NS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA), epidemiology (PhD, University of Cambridge, UK) and transdisciplinary research in cancer (Postdoc, Washington University School of Medicine, USA). She has conducted studies within varies studies including the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer-Norfolk study (UK), Nurses’ Health Study (US), National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (US nationally representative), and one of the first large scale quasi-experiments – Commuting and Health in Cambridge study (UK) – investigating the impact of major transport infrastructural intervention on health outcomes.
Academic and Research Interests
- My research program has focused on investigating the role of obesity, physical activity and sedentary behavior on cancer risk and outcomes after cancer diagnoses. Besides generating new understandings of these epidemiologic associations, I have also led studies examining the determinants of energy balance-related behaviors and weight status using targeted intervention designs with an ultimate goal to accelerate real-world implementations of evidence-based interventions.
Contact Information and Social Media
Phone number: 4036988156
Research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lin_Yang20