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Parveen Bhatti

Parveen Bhatti

Associate Professor (Partner)

Distinguished Scientist, BC Cancer Research Institute
Scientific Director, BC Generations Project
Co-Lead, Geroscience, Edwin S.H. Leong Healthy Aging Program
Affiliate Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center



2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


Dr. Parveen Bhatti is a Distinguished Scientist at the BC Cancer Research Institute where his multidisciplinary research program in molecular epidemiology focuses on using biomarkers (e.g., genomics, methylomics, metabolomics, and gut microbiome), in the context of population-based studies, to identify and better understand the impacts of occupational (e.g., night shift work, and ionizing radiation), environmental (e.g., air pollution, and light-at-night) and behavioural factors (e.g., sleep, and obesity) on cancer risk. His goal is to use the insights offered by such an approach to uncover targets for enhanced screening and prevention activities with which to reduce the population burden of cancer. Much of Dr. Bhatti’s research is centered on the BC Generations Project (BCGP), of which he is the Scientific Director. BCGP is the province’s largest ever cohort study with extensive data and biospecimens for nearly 30,000 participants that have been supporting innovative population health and clinical research. Dr. Bhatti has been working to unlock the full potential of the BCGP through expanded data linkage activities, additional biospecimen collection, and generation of state-of-the-art omics data using BCGP’s extensive biorepository.