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Dr. Perri Tutelman (She/Her)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Tutelman is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Departments of Oncology and Psychology at the University of Calgary. Her research expertise is centered at the intersection of psychosocial oncology, pain, and mental health. Dr. Tutelman’s doctoral research at Dalhousie University was focused on examining the relationship between pain and fear of cancer recurrence in survivors of childhood cancer. Her work has been recognized nationally and internationally, including by the World Health Organization as evidence on the burden of cancer-related chronic pain in children. As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Tutelman also provides clinical care to children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer through Cancer Care Alberta.

Dr. Tutelman is a leader in patient engagement in research. She works closely with patient partners to co-design research that addresses what matters most to patients and their families. Dr. Tutelman is currently co-leading a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership to establish the Top 10 research priorities for Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer in Canada (#AYACancerPSP). She was a 2021 recipient of the inaugural Research Impact Canada Engaged Scholarship Award for her work to increase awareness outside academia and change stakeholder practices and guidelines in the area of cancer pain. Dr. Tutelman is co-supervised by Dr. Fiona Schulte and Dr. Melanie Noel.


PhD in Clinical Psychology, Dalhousie University

Predoctoral Residency in Pediatric & Child Clinical Psychology, Alberta Children’s Hospital

BHSc (Honours), Child Health Specialization, McMaster University

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