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Kirsti Toivonen, M.Sc.

Kirsti is a Doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary, who originally hails from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She is broadly interested in health psychology, behavioural medicine, and the “mind-body connection”; with particular interests in psychosocial oncology and reproductive health.

Kirsti’s dissertation research will focus on understanding non-adherence to aromatase inhibitors and tamoxifen in breast cancer survivors, and promoting adherence to these medications. In her free time, Kirsti enjoys art, weightlifting, and listening to heavy metal.

Research Focus: Psychosocial oncology, adherence, trial design and methodology, reproductive health
Funding: CIHR Master’s, CIHR Doctoral, University of Calgary Silver Anniversary Recruitment Graduate Fellowship, Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholarship