Andrew McLennan

Research Assistant

Oncology - Psychosocial

B.A - Psychology, Honours

University of Calgary, 2019

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Research and teaching


Preferences for and barriers to cannabis use in cancer care: A survey study of cancer patients and oncology health care providers


Supervisor - Dr. Linda E. Carlson 

Andrew began working in the Carlson lab as a psychology honour’s student in 2018. He continued working in the lab under the Markin USRP Research in Health and Wellness scholarship and is currently employed as a research assistant. Broadly, Andrew’s research interests focus on the development and progression of cancer and other chronic illness. He is interested in complimentary therapies for reducing psychological and physical distress, such as mindfulness and cannabis use, as well as the impacts of behaviour change techniques for improving health outcomes for patients. Andrew intends on pursuing graduate studies in clinical psychology. On a personal level, Andrew enjoys staying active, spending quality time with his friends and family, and getting out to the mountains.


  1. McLennan, A., Kerba, M., Subnis, U., Campbell, T., Carlson. (2019) Health care providers preferences for and barriers to cannabis use in cancer care. Current Oncology Reports. 27 (2).https://doi: 10.3747/co.27.5615
  2. Baydoun, M., Oberoi, D., Flynn, M., Moran, C., McLennan, A., Piedalue, K. A. & Carlson, L. (2020). Effects of Yoga-based Interventions on Cancer-Associated Cognitive Decline: A Systematic Review. Current Oncology Reports, 22.
  3. Deleemans, J., Chleilat, F., Baydoun, M., Piedalue, K., McLennan, A., Henning, J., Reimer, R., Carlson, L. (2019). The chemo-gut study: investigating the long-term effects of chemotherapy on gut microbiota, metabolic, immune, psychological and cognitive parameters in young adult Cancer survivors; study protocol. BMC Cancer, 19, 1243. 6473-8
  4. Carlson, L., Oberoi, D., McLennan, A., Piedalue, K. (2019) Factors determining participant preference for mindfulness-based cancer recovery vs. Taichi/Qigong in ongoing MATCH study. Journal of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine



Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) Trainee Research Spotlight Award. 2020

Markin USRP Research in Health and Wellness Scholarship: 2019