Dr. Anne Klassen is a Professor of Pediatrics am Professor in the Dept. Pediatrics, an Associate Member in the Dept. Health Research Methods, Evidence & Impact, and a Scientist in the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research. Dr, Klassen completed her completed a doctorate in health outcomes research at the Univ. Oxford (1997). I subsequently held consecutive salary awards (Killam postdoc, CIHR postdoc, CIHR new investigator, MSFHS scholar, CIHR mid-career) and an Ontario Gov't Early Researcher award. She is internationally known as a leader in child health and patient-reported outcome (PRO) research. Since 2007, she have coauthored 14 reviews showing that PRO instruments are either nonexistent or poorly conceptualized for a range of surgical conditions. To address this deficit, she has co-developed BREAST-Q for all types of breast surgery, FACE-Q for oncologic and aesthetic facial conditions, BODY-Q for weight loss and body contouring, CLEFT-Q for cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P), and FACE-Q Kids for ear anomalies; facial paralysis; and skeletal/soft tissue conditions. These PROs are used world-wide to improve health systems and health outcomes. She has led studies focusing on understanding health-related quality of life issues in pediatric cancer. Most recently, with funding from C17 Research Network, she co-leads a study to adapt an Australian-developed distress screening scale for use with Canadian AYA with cancer. A comprehensive list of publications is available on Google Scholar.
Dr. Klassen's research is frequently published in peer-reviewed publications in leading journals. A comprehensive list of publications is available on Google Scholar. Recent publication highights are also available here.