Department of Psychiatry
Max Rady College of Medicine
University of Manitoba
Room PZ-107 PsycHealth Centre
771 Bannatyne Avenue
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3N4
Dr. Polina Anang is committed to exploring intersectionality, ethics, and power structures. Her interest in research stems from curiosity about expanding collaboration and breaking down silos. Dr. Anang is seeking out partnerships with Indigenous communities to promote Indigenous-led research. She is furthermore attracted to crossroads of mental and physical health. Her research informs and enhances her clinical work in Child and Adolescent psychiatry as well as her role as advocate of dismantling systemic racism in health care.
Child and adolescent psychiatry
Chronic pain management
Community-based participatory research
Dr. Polina Anang is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Anang's research interests focus on exploring intersectionality, ethics, and power structures, with a particular interest in promoting Indigenous-led research. Her research informs her clinical work in child and adolescent psychiatry and her role as an advocate for dismantling systemic racism in healthcare.
Dr. Anang received her doctor of medicine degree and PhD in psychosomatic medicine from Johannes Gutenberg University. She completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of Manitoba. She enjoys close collaboration with interdisciplinary teams providing care for youth with chronic illnesses and somatic symptom and conversion disorders. Dr. Anang is co-facilitating mind-body connection groups for youth with somatization and their parents in collaboration with clinical health psychology.
Dr. Anang provides supervision in psychodynamic psychotherapy to psychiatry residents, mentors medical students, and created the curriculum for Indigenous perspectives on Mental Health PGY1-PGY4 seminar series. She has been the recipient of several awards, including the Learning and Innovation Award from Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, the Resident Teacher of the Year from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba, and the Best Paper Award for Ethical Dilemmas in CBPR at the 18th Annual Research Forum at the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. Dr. Anang has also been awarded several grants to support her research projects, including a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grant for Qanuinngitsiarutiksait.2, and a Health Sciences Centre Allied Health Grant for Co-creation of knowledge translation tools to improve the management of chronic pain in children and youth.
Residency in Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba (2008-2013)
PhD in Psychosomatic Medicine from Johannes Gutenberg University (1998-2003)
Doctor of Medicine from Johannes Gutenberg University (1995-2002)
Best Paper Award for Ethical Dilemmas in CBPR at the 18th Annual Research Forum, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba (2020)
Learning and Innovation Award from Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba (2018)
Resident Teacher of the Year from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba (2013)
Gustavo Lage Award for Best Psychotherapy Related Paper at Resident Research Day, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba (2010)
PZ433-771 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne campus
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4 Canada