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(Class of '89) Anne Andermann - A Rising Star

Dr. Anne Andermann’s long list of accomplishments in the medical field has at its root the influence of many strong female role models - in her own family, at The Study and beyond. As a result, Anne has the expectation that women should be given equal opportunities. From Head Girl to Rhodes Scholar, Anne has lead a path with many enriching tangents and diversions, and has become a great woman in her own right.  Her work, guided by her dedication, in particular to women and children’s health issues, has lead her to collaborate with a variety of organizations around the world on improving population health and reducing health inequities.

Recently Anne received the Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health Award from Grand Challenges Canada. As Co-Founder and Director of the Child Labour Evidence to Action Research Collaboration (CLEAR), Anne works with an interdisciplinary team of experts and policy-makers from Brazil, Bangladesh, Niger and Pakistan to help frontline health workers to not only provide care to the most vulnerable, but also to act as local change agents to create supportive communities where families can thrive, thereby breaking the cycle of health inequities that is passed down from generation to generation.

Anne is the Regional Medical Officer for Health Canada’s Quebec Region, Public health physician for the Cree Health Board, Member of the New Curriculum Implementation Executive Committee at McGill’s Faculty of Medicine, Chair of the Community-Oriented Primary Care Committee at St Mary's Hospital, and Consultant to World Health Organization. She is currently on maternity leave in Berlin with her husband, Carlos Fraenkel and their two children, Lara and Ben. Her first book, Evidence for Health: From Patient Choice to Global Policy, Cambridge University Press, was released this year.