Dr. Ashley Vandermorris is a Staff Paediatrician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a member of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health. Dr. Vandermorris completed her undergraduate degree at Yale University, her medical degree at Harvard Medical School, a residency in Paediatrics and fellowships in Adolescent Medicine and Global Child Health at SickKids, and an MSc in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at U of T.
As an Adolescent Medicine physician, Dr. Vandermorris is committed to championing the ideals of accessibility, advocacy, equity, justice and collaboration as the fundamental tenets that will enable improved health outcomes for youth. Dr. Vandermorris’ LEAP (Leading towards Equity through Adolescent Participation) Lab houses her research program, which explores collaborative and integrated approaches to transforming health systems to promote improved health outcomes for youth, in both the local and the global context. Her team’s work emphasizes participatory methods and working with intersectoral, multidisciplinary teams to examine adolescent-responsive, rights-based models of care.
Clinically, Dr. Vandermorris works in the Transgender Youth Clinic and the Young Families Programs within the Division of Adolescent Medicine, where her clinical focus is on supporting youth navigating the intersections of structural and social determinants of health to achieve healthy developmental trajectories.