Richard Wassersug

Adjunct Professor
Degrees / Designations 

Evolutionary Biology, PhD, University of Chicago (1973)

Geology and Biology, BA, Tufts University (1967)

Mailing Address 
Urologic Sciences, UBC Faculty of Medicine


Academic Appointment 
Adjunct Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Prostate Cancer
Sexual Problems in men
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Health
Men's Health
Disorders and Conditions 
Metabolic Problems
Other Areas of Research 
Psychosocial Impact of Cancer Treatments
Cancer Survivorship

Richard Wassersug is a former Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Researcher. He is a research scientist with ~300 publications spanning topics in psychology, anatomy, human sexuality, and prostate cancer. Currently he holds adjunct professorships in the: 1) Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada and 2) the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

The main focus of his current research is on developing strategies for helping individuals—most notably advanced prostate cancer patients—recognize and adapt to the effects of androgen deprivation therapy. His peer-reviewed publications in this area have appeared in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Sexual Medicine, Urology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Canadian Journal of Urology, and Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. He is also the lead author on the book “Androgen Deprivation Therapy: An Essential Guide for Prostate Cancer Patients and their Loved Ones” published in June, 2014.