Executive Board Member
Dr. Mandi Newton is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. She graduated from the McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences with a PhD in 2004. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in implementation science in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta in 2007. She joined the Department of Pediatrics in 2007 and is also a clinician scientist affiliated with the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Dr. Newton is actively involved in graduate student learning supervising MSc and PhD students as well as postdoctoral fellows. She developed the Department of Pediatrics’ graduate-level critical appraisal course in child health research and taught the course from 2012 to 2019. She served as the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry residency research training coordinator from 2012 to 2016. Dr. Newton’s research focus is on clinical innovation, quality improvement, and projects that have impact on children’s mental health care. Her research is primarily funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research with additional funding secured from partnerships and other organizations such as Alberta Innovates and the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute in Edmonton, Alberta. She has received a number of national research awards recognizing her leadership and contributions to child mental health research.