Research Assistant


Sarah Botting-Provost received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology in 2016 and completed a Master of Science in Epidemiology in 2020, both at University of Montreal. Passioned by virology but seeking to engage in research projects with a broader, population-based context, epidemiology was the perfect milieu for Sarah. Her M.Sc. thesis project investigated predictors of cervical pre-cancer treatment failures using data from a Canada-wide randomized controlled trial.

After spending some time managing a clinical research team at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital, Sarah currently works as a Research Assistant at McGill’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology. There, she has the opportunity to work with global experts on HPV and cervical cancer and enhance her expertise on the subject. The team’s diverse interests and levels of experience also allow her to broaden her knowledge in many areas of cancer research. Having worked as a math and science tutor and having previously volunteered with Apathy is Boring, an organization whose mission is to educate and engage youth in the democratic process, Sarah highly values working with youth and with multidisciplinary teams. She is excited to blend her HPV expertise and her pedagogical interests in this volunteer role at HPV Global Action.