Dr. Kimberly Thomson is a postdoctoral fellow with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) in the School of Population and Public Health, UBC, and with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), Providence Health Care. Her research investigates how social determinants within children’s early environments are associated with future mental health and wellbeing throughout the life-course and into the next generation. She is particularly interested in research that informs policy and works with the comprehensive child development monitoring teams in BC and Australia to collect population-level data for informing decision-making to promote child and youth mental health. Her research is supported by fellowships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research/Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences.