Dr. Andermann's main areas of interest in research and teaching focus on cultural psychiatry. She has been very involved in an educational initiative to enhance the cultural competence of the postgraduate psychiatry residency curriculum together with colleagues from the Equity, Gender and Populations division (EGP), and led a faculty development initiative on culturally competent supervision and teaching which won the 2008 Ivan L. Silver Award for Excellence in Continuing Mental Health Education. More recently, in May 2015, Dr. Andermann and Dr. Kenneth Fung were co-recipients of the UT Postgraduate Medical Education Award for Social Responsibility.
Through her work with the Mount Sinai ACT Team, Dr. Andermann has been involved in research projects and publications on many facets of assertive community treatment in ethnocultural populations. She has also supervised medical student research projects for the Determinants of Community Health (DOCH) course.
Other areas of interest are in refugee mental health, social aspects of epilepsy and global mental health.
Dr. Andermann has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from McGill University, where she completed her medical studies, and a graduate degree in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.