Dr. Amy Anne Lubik holds a PhD in cancer research, and was the recipient of the prestigious US Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Trainee Award. Her previous for work focused on how hormonal interactions systemically and between cells locally impacts cancer growth; however, during her research she began to see need to focus on prevention of cancer, health promotion, and health equity. Her current interest is in the social and environmental determinants of health, with an emphasis on cancer and knowledge translation.
Passionate about equity and science, she was the founder of the Queensland University of Technology chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, is an alumna of the Next Up Leadership program through the Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC, and volunteers in knowledge translation for BC First Call Child and Youth Advocacy.
As a lover of animals and nature, she became involved in environmental advocacy when the pipelines began to threaten the Great Bear Rainforest, and is now a local organizer for Leadnow, advocating for democratic, economic, and climate justice. She is passionate about community and movement building to empower the public toward a more equitable and healthy democracy. Her background in hormonal interactions and chemicals that interfere with them lead her to become an outspoken critic of industries which may threaten public health. She has been a contributor to intervener reports regarding industrial projects, as well as giving presentations and workshops on the health effects of expansion of those industries.
She is also a passionate canner of local produce and performs songs on the acoustic guitar for community festivals.