Dr. Kimberly Thomson is an Assistant Professor at the Children’s Health Policy Centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She brings an applied public health perspective to her teaching and research that investigates the social context factors within children’s early environments that are associated with future mental health and well-being throughout the life course and into the next generation. She is particularly interested in research that informs policy, and partners with community leaders, health service providers, and policy-makers to generate evidence to promote optimal environments for children. Kim completed her PhD at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, and postdoctoral training at HELP, the BC Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes, and the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED) at Deakin University, Australia.