Dr. Trevor Dummer joined CanPath as Research Director/Co-Principal Investigator of Atlantic PATH in 2008, and served as Co-Scientific Director of the BC Generations Project from 2015 until 2021. Dr. Dummer became the National Scientific Co-Director of CanPath in 2018.
Dr. Dummer is the Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention and an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and is also a member of the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention.
Dr. Dummer, a health geographer, is interested in how the environment, our communities and neighborhoods collectively influence our health. His research has focused on cancer prevention through community knowledge translation and has examined the relationship between cancer and environmental exposures such as radon and arsenic, as well as the association between obesity and the built environment.
Dr. Dummer received his doctor of philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Epidemiology from Newcastle University.