Anita Acai
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences

Dr. Anita Acai is an Education Scientist at St. Joseph’s Education Research Centre (SERC) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She holds a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and is a Scientist with the McMaster Education Research, Innovation and Theory (MERIT) Program. She is also an Associate Member of the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University.

As an interdisciplinary, PhD-trained researcher with expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, Dr. Acai's research program involves using education as a tool to address pressing health challenges, particularly those relating to mental health. Her focus is currently on understanding and improving equity and wellbeing in our health systems. She also conducts research in the areas of competency-based medical education, including assessment; learner-centred pedagogies; and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
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