• Portrait of Donna Turner
  • Associate professor

    Community Health Sciences
    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W2


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Research themes


Research interests

Research affiliations

Researcher, Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology (RIOH) at CancerCare Manitoba

Research groups

Research summary

Dr. Turner’s research interests revolve around the use of population-based cancer data as a means of informing cancer control activities. She works in various aspects of cancer control research, from prevention/etiology to early detection to diagnosis/treatment to outcomes, using the population-based data resources of the provincial health department and the cancer agency in Manitoba. As an epidemiologist, she has conducted cancer epidemiology projects based on the provincial cancer registry and linked administrative databases. Her primary research focus involves population-based health services research in cancer.


Dr. Donna Turner is an associate professor in community health science at Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

After coming to Manitoba for a post-doctoral fellowship with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, she joined CancerCare Manitoba as an epidemiologist in 1999.

She has been the provincial director of the population oncology portfolio at CancerCare Manitoba since 2007. Her portfolio is comprised of several programs:

  • Epidemiology
  • Manitoba Cancer Registry
  • CancerCare Manitoba’s prevention and screening programs (including BreastCheck, CervixCheck and ColonCheck)
  • System Performance team
  • Department of Quality
  • Patient safety
  • Policies and guidelines


  • PhD (Epidemiology) University of Alberta (1997)
  • Master of science (community health sciences, epidemiology) University of Calgary (1991)
  • Bachelor of science (heath information science) University of Victoria (1988)

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Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada