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Eva Oberle

Eva Oberle

Associate Professor PhD



440-2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


Eva is an Associate Professor with the Human Early Learning Partnership in the School of Population and Public Health. She completed graduate studies at the University of Heidelberg and UBC and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois at Chicago and CASEL.

She is the current Principal Investigator of the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI), a population-based survey that measures child and adolescent social-emotional and mental wellbeing, and experiences in schools and communities.

SRCD-AERA Early Career Fellowship in Middle Childhood Education and Development (joint award by the Society for Research on Child Development and the American Educational Research Association (2019)

18 Green College Leading Scholar (UBC) (2018)

AERA – Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Social-Emotional Learning Research (2011)

13 Doctoral fellowship SSHRC (2010)

15 SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship (2013)


Her research interests include examining factors that predict positive youth development and resilience and she conducts research in partnership with school districts and communities in BC. Understanding the role of social relationships with peers, teachers, and families in promoting mental health and wellbeing in schools and communities is a central aspect of Eva’s research.

SPPH 527 – Social Determinants of Health