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Dr. Martin Guhn is an Assistant Professor at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), School of Population and Public Health, UBC, and the National Research Lead of the Forum on Early Child Development Monitoring, which is supported by funding from the Lawson Foundation. He is also a member of the Canadian Council on the Social Determinants of Health. Dr. Guhn has a PhD in Human Development (UBC), conducted a Michael Smith Foundation of Health Research postdoctoral fellowship in Population Health at HELP, UBC, and he holds a masters degree in Psychology and a bachelor degree in Music.

To see Martin Guhn’s publications, please visit his profile on Google Scholar.

SPPH 200 Understanding the sociocultural determinants of health of populations
SPPH 400 Statistics for health research
SPPH 527DL Social determinants of health
EPSE 501 Seminar in human development, learning and culture

Lisa Ritland – MSc Student, SPPH
Scott Emerson – MSc Student, SPPH
Dorri Mahdaviani – MPH Student, SPPH
Angela Randall – MPH Student, SPPH
Kim Thomson – PhD Student, SPPH

Graduate Student Opportunities
Martin Guhn’s research projects provide opportunities for students to conduct their thesis or dissertation research or work as research assistants in the areas of child development and social determinants of children’s health and wellbeing, using HELP’s unique population-based, longitudinal linked datasets (see http://earlylearning.ubc.ca for details).
Students interested in population health, human development, or related fields are welcome to contact Martin. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to send inquires with a statement of research interests and a CV.

Martin Guhn’s interdisciplinary, applied research focuses on social, cultural, demographic, and socio-economic determinants of children’s and adolescents’ developmental health, wellbeing, and educational trajectories, drawing from HELP’s EDI and MDI research projects and population-based longitudinal data linkages. Further research interests include children’s social and emotional development, bio-ecological theories of human development, validation of population-level assessment, measurement of change over time, educational reform, as well as school and community-based knowledge-to-action research.
Prospective and current graduate students interested in these areas are encouraged to contact Martin to inquire about research and funding opportunities.