Dr. Sanders is an interdisciplinary scholar focusing on child health, rare conditions, and action-and-participant-orientated engagement. Research focuses on child and family health and well-being using qualitative and mixed-method approaches, specifically phenomenology, narrative inquiry, and participatory action research, often framed within patient-oriented research. Caroline’s research program concerns early childhood development, how knowledge is both created and taken up in practice to improve health in the early years for rural and northern children and their families and communities. Working with interdisciplinary providers, community partners, decision-makers, children, youth, and their families and young adults, scholarship focuses on discovery and applied science. Within a framework of compassionate systems leadership, Caroline is focused on understanding how the implementation and impact of relevant knowledge can be developed and used to evaluate healthcare approaches and interventions in academic and applied clinical contexts, such as decision-making, program engagement and evaluation.