Saint-Jacques, Nathalie

Nathalie Saint-Jacques, PhD
- Epidemiologist, Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program, Registry & Analytics, Nova Scotia Health Authority
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Research Interests:

I investigate the spatial and spatio-temporal dimensions of cancer-related outcomes within an environmental epidemiology framework. My interests are in the application of innovative modeling approaches that account for real life complexities of health outcomes and the integration of these methods to produce results that inform public health and health policy. Recent research has included multidisciplinary studies of the risk of developing urinary tract cancer attributable to low-level arsenic exposure in Nova Scotia well drinking water, spanning the fields of epidemiology, health, physical geography and geospatial statistics. My research also focuses on developing and using socioeconomic deprivation indices as proxy measure to lifestyle choices such as smoking, an important risk factors in the development of several cancers. As a cancer epidemiologist at the NSCCP, I collaborate on projects relating to community-level inequality in cancer and cancer screening outcomes. My long-term objectives include using small-area modeling to assess the joint distribution of cancers; how it plausibly relates to neighborhood socioeconomic profiling and the built environments and; how this knowledge could be used to inform cancer primary prevention strategies

Mailing Address:

Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program

Registry & Analytics

Room 560 Bethune Building
QEII Health Sciences Centre
1276 South Park Street,
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9

Administrative Assistant:
Lori Crews
Personal Interests:

Running, hiking, skiing, food, art and music