Dr Linda E Carlson holds the Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology, is an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Health Scholar, and Full Professor in Psychosocial Oncology in the Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is Director of Research and works as a Clinical Psychologist at the Department of Psychosocial Resources at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Dr. Carlson received the Kawano New Investigator Award from the International Psycho-Oncology Society in 2006; the William E. Rawls Prize in cancer control from the National Cancer Institute of Canada/Canadian Cancer Society in 2007; a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Psychological Association Health Section in 2009 and the Research Excellence award from the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology in 2010.
Dr. Carlson's research in mindfulness-based interventions has been published in many high-impact journals and book chapters, and she has published two books: The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychology and the Helping Professions with Shauna Shapiro in 2009 and Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: A step-by-step MBSR approach to help you cope with treatment and reclaim your life with Michael Speca in 2011 She has published over 100 research papers and book chapters in the area of psycho-oncology, holds several millions of dollars in grant funding and regularly presents her work at international conferences.
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