Anna-Marie is the coordinator for HELP's Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) and is part of the Implementation Team. She earned her degrees at the University of British Columbia in Developmental Psychology and Integrated Health Sciences where she developed a keen interest in population health, health promotion, and the social determinants of health and its influences on life-course trajectories. This has led her to an extensive career of nearly 10 years in population-level health research.
At HELP, Anna-Marie is responsible for coordinating key project deliverables for the MDI Provincial and National projects. The MDI is a population-based measure to assess childhood well-being in Grades 4 & 7 and Anna-Marie has the great pleasure of working alongside school districts and schools to implement the MDI. She also works closely with the HELP teams to coordinate the MDI research protocols and operations. As well, Anna-Marie brings experience from her epidemiological research in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), specifically working on longitudinal studies looking at quality of life of a subset of patients with MS and the impact of comorbidities on MS.