Dr. Kelly Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Western University, with a cross-appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. She is also a Fellow at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), as well as an Associate Scientist at the Children’s Health Research Institute and the Lawson Research Institute.
She received a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from McMaster University in 2004, her MSc in Health Research Methodology from McMaster in 2006, and her PhD in Epidemiology from McGill University in 2012. She also completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Professional and Academic Experience
|2000 - 2004||Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), McMaster University|
|2004 - 2006||MSc, Health Research Methodology, McMaster University|
|2006 - 2012||PhD, Epidemiology, McGill University|
|2012 - 2014||Post-Doctoral Fellow, Social & Epidemiological Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health|
|2014 - present||Assistant Professor, Departments of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Psychiatry, Western University|
Assistant Professor - Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Western University Assistant Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Western University Research Fellow - Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Associate Scientist - Children’s Health Research Institute
Research Interest Area
Dr. Anderson’s research program lies at the intersection of population health and health services research, specifically in the area of mental health. She is interested in the risk, course, and outcome of mental illness for different population groups, as well as in the social determinants of health service access and utilization.
She has a particular interest in the mental health of adolescents and young adults, and her research to date has typically focused on first-episode psychosis and early intervention services. From a methodological perspective, she has experience with large administrative databases, mixed methods designs, and systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Dr. Anderson has published widely in high impact journals, including the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Psychological Medicine, and Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. She is a recent recipient of a New Investigator Fellowship from the Ontario Mental Health Foundation.