Dr. Anne Gadermann is an Associate Professor at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC and Research Scientist at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences (CHÉOS), Providence Health Care Research Institute.
Anne’s research focuses on the social determinants of mental health and well-being in various populations, including children and youth and individuals who are homeless and vulnerably housed. Currently, she examines how risk and protective factors at different ecological levels (i.e., family, school, neighbourhood) are associated with mental health and well-being in children and youth. A major purpose of this research is to identify modifiable factors of mental health disorders to inform prevention and interventions strategies. This research draws from large-scale linked datasets, including student- and teacher-reported survey data as well as administrative health and education data. A second focus of Anne’s research is on the development and validation of measures of well-being, life satisfaction, and quality of life.
Anne completed her PhD in psychometrics at the University of British Columbia and received postdoctoral training in psychiatric epidemiology at Harvard Medical School and in population and public health at CHÉOS and HELP. Her program of research is funded by a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award and operating grants by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.