Dr. Devesh Oberoi

Program:
Postdoctoral, Psychosocial Oncology

Supervisor:
Dr. Linda E. Carlson

Research Project Title:
A randomized preference-based comparative effectiveness trial of Mindfulness based cancer recovery  and Taichi/Qigong  for cancer survivors (The MATCH Study)

http://www.thematchstudy.ca/

Background:
Deves his a joint Cumming School of Medicine-Charbonneau Cancer Institute postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary and is the project coordinator for the MATCH study. Devesh has a medical degree from Manipal University, India, a Ph.D. in public health from Curtin University, Australia and a research fellowship from Cancer Council Victoria, Australia. He has been working in the field of psycho-oncology for the last 9 years. His research spans different areas of cancer including cancer prevention and timely cancer diagnosis, cancer care experiences and patterns and psychosocial health outcomes in cancer survivors. His training includes a variety of research designs, mixed methods research, program design and implementation as well as statistical analysis of data. He is passionate about reducing the burden of cancer symptoms in the population.

Career Goals:
With an extensive training and experience in areas of cancer prevention, cancer care and cancer survivorship, Devesh seeks to develop a well-funded program that utilizes different aspects of epidemiology, mixed methods research and program design and implementation to improve the lives of cancer patients. His program will be at the intersection of cancer control and improved psychosocial and physical health outcomes in cancer survivors.