Dr. Fuchsia Howard is a post-doctoral fellow in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Department of Radiation Oncology at the BC Cancer Agency. She also holds a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research post-doctoral fellowship. Howard is developing a comprehensive program of research focused on understanding and addressing the unique needs of high-risk patients throughout the cancer trajectory, from prevention through to survivorship.
Howard’s current research interests include long-term medical and psychosocial sequelea of childhood cancer survival; cancer prevention and risk-reduction among women who carry genetic mutations for cancer; culture and psychosocial oncology; and health and social services to prevent and mitigate the effects of cancer. She is also involved in research on knowledge exchange in cancer care; cancer survivorship care in rural and remote communities in northern BC; and cerebrovascular disease and late effects in survivors of craniopharyngioma. She earned her PhD and MSc in nursing from UBC, and a BSc in nursing from the University of Alberta.