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Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen

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Biography

Dr. Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen received her B.A. in psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2006 and her Ph.D. from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology in 2013. After completing her residency in clinical psychology she joined the University of Calgary as an Assistant Professor of Psychology (2013). She also holds a Professorship in Child Psychology from the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Pediatrics. Dr. Tomfohr-Madsen’s research interests are broadly focused in two areas:  (1)studying how adverse circumstances in-utero and early childhood (e.g., low socio-economic status, childhood abuse) contribute to the development of illness in children; (2) developing and disseminating interventions in pregnancy that foster resilience and decrease obstetrical and infant risk. She has a particular interest in interventions that focus on improving restorative processes such as stress reduction and sleep.

Award type: New Investigator

Discipline: Psychology

Centre: University of Calgary

Supervisors / Mentors: Dr. Susanne Tough

Project Title: Improving maternal and infant health through psychosocial interventions delivered in pregnancy

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