Adjunct Assistant Professor
Research and teaching
Area of Focus
- Occupational and environmental causes of cancer
Summary of Research
Dr. Peters is a primary prevention researcher focused on the occupational and environmental causes of cancer. Dr. Peters is the co-PI of CAREX Canada, a national exposure surveillance project that aims to identify and reduce Canadians’ exposures to carcinogens at the workplace and in the general environment. She is also a Canadian expert in the measurement and control of solar ultraviolet radiation exposure at work and leisure time. Dr. Peters is interested in the science of exposure assessment, and more specifically in how we can improve methods for estimating past exposures to known and suspected carcinogens. She has expertise in knowledge translation, and is a Member of the Canadian Urban Environment research consortium (CANUE) on the Exposure Measurement and Knowledge Translation and Exchange Expert Teams, as well as the Greenspace/Bluespace Data Team. The overarching goal of her research is to reduce the risk of cancer due to forces that remain largely outside of an individual’s control – such as the chemical, radiation, and exhaust exposures we experience at work and in our daily lives.
Dr. Cheryl Peters is an occupational and environmental epidemiologist with the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research of CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine, departments of Prevention Oncology and Community Health Sciences. Dr. Peters completed both her masters and doctoral degrees in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the University of British Columbia, and her postdoctoral work at Carleton University.