Dr. Jennifer Brooks joined CanPath as the Executive Director in 2023. She is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto. She completed her PhD in epidemiology at New York University and her post-doctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Brooks is also the Acting Program Director for PhD students in Epidemiology at DLSPH and an Honorary Scientist at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Her research integrates epidemiologic, genetic, clinical, imaging, and administrative health data to study breast cancer risk and survivorship. Specifically, her work seeks to apply risk prediction tools to inform breast cancer screening and prevention. She also studies the impact of breast cancer treatments on patient outcomes, including second primary contralateral breast cancer and treatment-related late effects.