Dr. Cristina Caperchione is an Associate Professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. Dr. Caperchione’s research interests include health-related physical activity and the use of behavioural change strategies in the prevention, reduction and management of chronic disease. She is an expert in designing innovative community level health promotion interventions, with a particular focus on the physical activity behaviours of priority populations, including female breast cancer survivors, at risk adolescent girls and inactive men.
Most recently, Dr. Caperchione was awarded two Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute grants from which she developed Project MOVE, an innovative physical activity program for female breast cancer survivors, and HAT-TRICK, a men-centred program focused on physical activity, healthy eating and lifestyle cancer prevention approaches for men. A central component of her research is translating evidence based research into ‘real world’ health promotion practice. This has been clearly demonstrated by the number of projects that have been disseminated to community practice directly from her research program and the national and international research teams that she continues to work with.