Dr. Anne Leis

External Research Associate University of Saskatchewan Key Interests: alternative medicine, quality of life, palliative care, health services research, spirituality, qualitative research methods, and cross cultural issues.

Ann Leis, PhD., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. She has training in health psychology, community health, and epidemiology. The psychosocial aspects of cancer constitute the main focus of her research. Areas of interest include complementary & alternative medicine, quality of life, palliative care, health services research, spirituality, qualitative research methods and cross cultural issues. She currently co-leads a national research team on cancer and complementary & alternative medicine (CCAM research team) with Dr. Marja Verhoef, and is leader of the CAM Stream of a CIHR funded Cross-Cultural New Emerging Team in Palliative Care. She is the co-principal investigator of a CIHR funded Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) grant to build a national Francophone health research network to address health disparities faced by Francophones living in minority situations (e.g. where basic health services are not available in French) (2006-2011).

Dr. Leis was also a member of the National Cancer Institute of Canada’s 2007 Review Panel L (Health Promotion, Health Services, and Knowledge Translation) as well as a reviewer for the 2006 Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance’s strategic grant competition on survivorship in breast cancer. She has also supervised and supported many graduate students through scholarships and research assistantships in the last 5 years.

Anne.Leis@USask.ca