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Martin Guhn

Martin Guhn

Associate Professor, PhD



2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


Dr. Martin Guhn is an Associate Professor at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), School of Population and Public Health, UBC. He is also a member of the Canadian Council on the Social Determinants of Health. He has a PhD in Human Development (UBC), conducted a Michael Smith Foundation of Health Research postdoctoral fellowship in Population Health at HELP, and has a masters degree in Psychology and a bachelor degree in Music.

Prospective and current graduate students interested in these areas are encouraged to contact Martin to inquire about research and funding opportunities.

Honorary Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Faculty of Health at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia (2022)

Canadian Council on the Social Determinants of Health


His 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. 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, and school- and community-based knowledge mobilization.

SPPH 301 – Understanding the Sociocultural Determinants of the Health of Populations