The Behavioural Medicine Lab is located within the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Under the direction of Kinesiology professor Dr. Melanie Keats, our primary areas of focus are:

  • Investigating the prevalence, determinants, and activity preferences of childhood and young adult cancer survivors.
  • Developing a better understanding of the impact of physical activity on cancer related health outcomes. (e.g. how physical activity may help survivors cope with and recover from treatment, reduce co-morbid disease, reduce disease recurrence, extend survivorship and improve outcomes for those confronted with a non-curative diagnosis).
  • Exploring the effectiveness of novel interventions designed to promote physical activity across the cancer continuum.