The Child Health Special Interest Group (CH-SIG) members are a diverse group of researchers who share a common interest in the quality of life of children.
We are open to new and interesting ideas and research to move the field of children’s QoL forward.
We encourage active communication between members.
Jeanne M. Landgraf (USA)
Jeanne Landgraf has been actively involved in the development of child PRO’s for almost 30 years with research experience at Dartmouth Medical School/Dept.of Community and Family Medicine and The Health Institute/Tufts New England Medical Center. She is the founding scientific officer at HealthActCHQ in Boston, MA USA. Ms. Landgraf has instructed at the Harvard School of Public Health and served as associate editor for Quality of Life Research for 10 years. Jeanne’s background is in ethnography/discourse analysis, language acquisition, questionnaire development and applied outcomes and benchmarking at the physician practice level. She is the principal developer of the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) and the Infant Toddler Quality of Life Questionnaire (ITQOL) of which there are more than 129 language versions with new translations continuously being added. She has also developed PRO child surveys for ADHD/ADD, enuresis, neonatology, asthma/allergy and patient satisfaction. Her current interest is in the exploration and integration of novel approaches for measuring and eliciting PRO data from the very young, their families and those with special needs.
Nancy L. Young (Canada)
Dr. Nancy Young is a Professor of Rural and Northern Health at Laurentian University and holder of a Canada Research Chair in Rural and Northern Children’s Health. She is also appointed as an Adjunct Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Her research focuses on children who face unique health challenges due to geography, disability, and limited health-care resources. Dr. Young aims to give voice to those who are not typically included in research and uses creative approached to ensure that the voices of our children are heard, using child-centric methods to assess children’s health and quality of life. Her work has led to the development of a several health and quality of life measures including the Activities Scale for Kids (ASK), the Canadian Haemophilia Outcomes—Kids Life Assessment Tool (CHO-KLAT) and the Aboriginal Children’s Health and Well-being Measure (ACHWM).
Anne-Catherine Haller (Germany)
Anne-Catherine Haller is a research assistant at the research group Child Public Health under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer as part of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. In this capacity she is in charge of the planning and implementation of the next wave of the BELLA study, the mental health module of the longitudinal German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Health. Ms Haller’s current doctoral research focuses on risk and protective factors of mental health and health-related quality of life in children and adolescents in Germany. Past research projects include the WHO-HBSC linked study on the health behaviour, mental health, and health-related quality of life of children and adolescents in Kosovo. She is a member of the junior research group Preventive Strategies for Mental Health of Children and Adolescents supported by the Foundation for German Science. Ms Haller graduated from the University of Hamburg as a clinical and educational psychologist with a focus on child mental health and a minor in social anthropology and teaches within the curriculum of the Medical Faculty at the University of Hamburg.
Katherine Bevans, PhD
Anne Riley, PhD
Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, MPH