Dr. Fidler is a clinical and descriptive cancer epidemiologist in the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research. Her research focuses primarily on describing the burden of adolescent and young adult cancers and evaluating their related late-effects. She is additionally interested in sub-populations, such as indigenous peoples and childhood cancer survivors, and continues to undertake research comprehensively describing cancer indicators nationally, regionally, and at global levels.

Prior to joining the CEPR, Dr. Fidler received her bachelor and master degrees from Boston University and University College London, respectively. She then pursued a PhD within the Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies at the University of Birmingham where she utilized the British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Survivor Study, and PanCare Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivor Care and Follow-up Studies to assess a wide range of late-effects among cancer survivors diagnosed before age 40. Upon completion of her PhD, Dr. Fidler joined the Section of Cancer Surveillance at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC); here she led research efforts on assessing the burden of cancer according to human development level, and began the first studies quantifying the burden of adolescents and young adults globally. She was also involved in other projects, such as benchmarking cancer survival in high-income (International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership) and low- and middle-income countries (SURVCAN-3), undertaking descriptive trend analyses for specific cancers and regions, and reviewing social inequalities in cancer for an IARC scientific publication.

Research Interests

  • Late-effects of childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer
  • Indigenous health and inequalities in cancer
  • Descriptive epidemiology
  • Cancer survival

Current Appointments

Research Scientist
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research
Alberta Health Services – CancerControl Alberta
Calgary, Alberta

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Oncology and Community Health Sciences
Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

Education and Training

  • 2015-2018  Postdoctoral Fellow, Section of Cancer Surveillance, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
  • 2012-2015  PhD, Cancer Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 2011-2012  MSc, Health & Society: Social Epidemiology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • 2008-2011  BS, Health Sciences: Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States of America