Dr. Culos-Reed is a Professor of Health and Exercise Psychology and is the Associate Dean Graduate in the Faculty of Kinesiology; Adjunct Professor in the Department of Oncology in Cumming School of Medicine; and Director of the Health and Wellness Lab/Thrive Centre. She holds a Research Associate appointment with the Department of Psychosocial Resources at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
Dr. Culos-Reed’s research takes a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding and improving the quality of life of cancer survivors by developing physical activity programs to address the physical and psychological challenges survivors throughout treatment and survivorship. This research includes national and international collaboration, including a recently awarded CIHR-CCS Research Cancer Survivorship Team Grant to bring her team’s exercise oncology program to rural and remote cancer survivors across Canada (2020-25, $2.5m). This work builds upon the Alberta Cancer Exercise(ACE) program, designed to bring exercise into standard of care for all cancer survivors. The ACE program was funded through the Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity (CPRO) offered by Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, and is also supported by the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Additional projects are supported by Prostate Cancer Canada, the Movember Foundation, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the University of Calgary, Alberta Innovates, CIHR, and SSHRC.