Janet de Groot


Psychiatry and Oncology


Contact information


Office: 403-210-6900

Preferred method of communication


Alpana Malhotra

Email: alpana.malhotra@ahs.ca

Office: 403-210-6900

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Psychosocial oncology
  • advanced cancer

Summary of Research

Research projects have typically included undergraduate students and postgraduate residents. The projects have addressed patient and spouse experiences of cervical cancer and lung cancer. Most recently, Dr. de Groot has been involved in a feasibility study for a psychological intervention for individuals with advanced cancer. 


Dr. Janet de Groot is a psychiatrist, Professor of Psychiatry, Oncology and Community Health Sciences, and founding Associate Dean, Equity and Professionalism (2008-2017) at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.  Her research interests include psychotherapy for those with advanced cancer and their close other, vulnerability and resilience in communities of practice and medical education for equity, diversity and inclusion. She holds funding for the following projects:

1. Co-PI with Dr. Kathleen Sitter: AB Cancer Foundation (2020-2022): Preventing depression and enhancing preparation for end of life among advanced cancer patients and their close other

2. PI:  University of Calgary Indigenous strategy grant (2019-2021): Indigenous video and simulation project for decolonizing healthcare

3. co-I (PI: Dr. Pam Roach): University of Calgary Office of Health Medical Education Scholarship grant (2020 - 2021) Understanding Educational Experiences across CSM: Informing Critical Indigenous Health Education Identified Education