Lin Yang

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Oncology, Community Health Sciences


Contact information


Office: 403-698-8156

Research and teaching

energy balance and cancer

  • Prostatectomy
  • Incontinence
  • Erectile Dysfunction (PIE) study

Summary of Research

Lin Yang’s research primarily focuses on the role of energy balance in cancer prevention and survivorship. She has conducted several observational and intervention studies examining the impact of obesity, physical activity and sedentary behavior on cancer risk and outcomes in cancer survivors. With that, she is also interested in elucidating the biological and psychological mechanisms of energy balance and cancer to inform personalized interventions paving the way towards sustainable scaling-up.


Lin Yang received her PhD degree in Epidemiology with a focus on physical activity and public health from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2012. Between 2013 and 2015, she undertook postdoctoral training at Washington University School of Medicine (USA) in the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) center, investigating the role of physical activity and obesity in cancer survivorship. Prior to joining the department, she was an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Medical University of Vienna (Austria).