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Trevor Dummer promoted to Full Professor

Jun 21, 2024 |

Congratulations to Dr. Trevor Dummer on his promotion to Full Professor, effective July 1, 2024!

Dr. Trevor Dummer is a distinguished health geographer who has dedicated his career to understanding the complex relationship between the environment and human health. He brings a wealth of experience in research and administrative leadership to the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), and beyond. He is currently the Associate Director, Education at SPPH, the Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention, the lead for the UBC Cancer Prevention Research Excellence Cluster and the National Scientific Co-Director of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath), which is Canada’s national longitudinal cancer and chronic disease cohort.

Dr. Dummer has played a vital role in advancing knowledge in cancer prevention, having led interdisciplinary studies to evaluate the environmental, behavioural, and social determinants of cancer. His approach is grounded in the understanding that where we live, work, and play is central to prevention.

“My research seeks to understand how potentially modifiable environmental factors, such as arsenic in drinking water, air pollution from vehicles, or other features of our built and natural environment, impact our cancer risk. I work collaboratively to connect research evidence with policy and practice to help reduce the cancer burden,” he explains.

With over a decade of experience in this field, he is committed to translating research into action for change, and his expertise is helping to shape the way we understand and prevent cancer in Canada and beyond.

Read more about Dr. Dummer’s work here.