The Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship program team is made up of a dynamic community of researchers, clinicians, educators, survivors, and thinkers coming together to form collaborations in research. We are committed to sharing knowledge in the pursuit of revolutionizing the cancer experience.
Jennifer Jones, PhD
Director, Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Center
Director, ELLICSR: Health, Wellness, and Cancer Survivorship Center, Princess Margaret Cancer Center
Dr. Jones is a Senior Scientist and the Director of the Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center. Dr. Jone's research program has focused primarily on the quality of life and psychosocial issues of individuals and families facing cancer. Her most recent scholarly and professional activities are around transitional research to inform clinical survivorship care and fostering innovative health professional and contintuing education that is designed to transform the patient experience. Dr. Jones holds faculty appointments as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry (primary) and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (cross-appointment) at the University of Toronto. Dr. Jones also co-leads the Canadian Cancer Survivorship Research Consortium (www.ccsrc.ca).
Jackie Bender, PhD
Research Scientist, Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Center
Dr. Jackie Bender is a Scientist in the Department of Supportive Care at the ELLICSR Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Centre at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and an Assistant Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. She has a vibrant program of patient-oriented research in digital health, cancer survivorship and implementation science. Her research focuses on designing, implementing and evaluating ways to improve the health and health care experience of people affected by cancer through the use of peer support and information and communication technologies. She is currently leading projects in the areas of web-based peer navigation, virtual follow-up care, online communities and social media, privacy enhanced web-based research, and sustainability. Dr. Bender obtained her BSc in Physiology and Neuroscience from McGill University, and MSc in Behavioural Health Sciences and PhD in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences from the University of Toronto.
Daniel Santa Mina, PhD
Research Scientist & Kinesiologist, Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Center.
Dr. Daniel Santa Mina is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (Primary) and the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery. Dr. Santa Mina is also a Scientist in the Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Dr. Santa Mina completed his PhD in Kinesiology at York University and Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Surgical Oncology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He is a Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Exercise Physiologist with advanced training in oncology. Dr. Santa Mina’s main areas of clinical-research focus are on the physiological, functional, and psychosocial effects of exercise for cancer survivors. Dr. Santa Mina is also heavily involved in exploring implementation strategies for exercise into standard cancer care.