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Dr. Anne Klassen






Dr. Anne Klassen is a Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Member of the Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) at McMaster University. Dr. Klassen completed her doctorate in Health Services Research at the University of Oxford in 1997. She has since held CIHR funding as a postdoctoral fellow, new investigator and mid-career award holder. She is internationally known for her expertise in developing the Q-Portfolio series of PRO instruments for pediatric and adults patients undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery and the TRANSITION-Q, a measure of self-management skills in adolescents aged 12 and older). She currently leads international studies funded by CIHR to develop PRO instruments for children and young adults with facial differences, i.e., CLEFT-Q and FACE-Q KIDS and adolescents and adults seeking gender-affirming healthcare.

Areas of Focus

Patient-Reported Outcome; Rasch; Plastic Surgery; Cancer; Quality of Life