Today’s member profile comes from Dr. Kate Storey, PhD, RD, Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, Distinguished Researcher – Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and CIHR New Investigator. Dr. Storey sits on the Population, Public Policy and Health Systems Committee.
Dr. Kate Storey, PhD, RD is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, Distinguished Researcher – Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and CIHR New Investigator. Kate is a Centre for Healthy Communities Scientist and Lead for ‘Healthy Schools.’ Dr. Storey’s research program SIRCLE (Settings-based Intervention Research through Changes in Lifestyles & Environments) focuses on school- and community-based strategies to promote wellbeing, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health inequities. Dr. Storey’s work aims to create a culture of wellness for kids, their families, and their communities by making the ‘healthy choice the easy choice’ where we live, work, learn, and play. She works to create systems-level change through programs that foster resilience and empowerment. An established leader in creating healthy school communities, she has been awarded over $9M (PI/Co-PI) in grants and contracts. She has implemented, evaluated, and scaled healthy living programs in communities with thousands of children and has established partnerships across sectors and levels to facilitate sustainability. Kate is an avid runner and cyclist, and a mom to two young children who share her passion for adventure, travel, and being active. www.katestorey.com