• Polina Anang
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    University of Manitoba
    Room PZ-107 PsycHealth Centre
    771 Bannatyne Avenue
    Health Sciences Centre
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3N4

    Phone: 204-787-7470
    Fax:  204-787-4975


Research groups

  • Achieving health equity through partnership between urban Indigenous youth and University of Manitoba psychiatry training program. In collaboration with Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc., Katz C, PGY 6, Krueger N, PGY3
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grant ($1,954,576) for Qanuinngitsiarutiksait.2: Developing tools for the wellness and safety of Inuit, Co-Investigator, with Lavoie J, Clark W, Dederick J as Principle Investigators
  • Building on Strengths in Naujaat – a Youth Initiative. Community Based Participatory Research to increase sense of purpose and enhance resilience in Inuit youth in Naujaat, Nunavut. With Bronson M, Gottlieb N, Gordon E, Tegumiar K, Uttak V & Naujaat youth group
  • R-POP (Resident Psychotherapy Outcome Project): Evaluating the efficacy of resident-delivered psychotherapy in the Department of Psychiatry, in collaboration with Fleisher W, Boman J, Morrissette M, Harvey T, PGY5
  • Department of Psychiatry Academic Projects Award for “Chronic Pain and Psychiatric Comorbidity in Children and Adolescents” ($10,000). In collaboration with Young M, PGY5
  • Recipient of Health Sciences Centre Allied Health Grant ($22,293) for “Co-creation of knowledge translation tools to improve the management of chronic pain in children and youth”, with Wittmeier K, Gerhold K, Brown C et al.

Research summary

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.


Dr. Polina Anang is assistant professor of psychiatry at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and a fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

She enjoys close collaboration with pediatric interdisciplinary teams providing care for youth with chronic illness as well as youth with 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.

She 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.


  • Residency in psychiatry, department of psychiatry, University of Manitoba (2008-2013) 
  • PhD psychosomatic medicine, Johannes Gutenberg University (1998-2003)
  • Doctor of medicine, Johannes Gutenberg University (1995-2002)


  • Best Paper Award: Ethical dilemmas in CBPR
  • 18th Annual Research Forum, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba (2020)
  • Learning and Innovation Award, Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba (2018)
  • Resident Teacher of the Year, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba (2013)
  • Gustavo Lage Award for best psychotherapy related paper, Resident Research Day, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba (2010)

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PZ433-771 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne campus
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4 Canada