Kate Storey

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 is a mom to two young children who share her passion for adventure, travel, and being active.

Research Interests
Child and youth health, community-based participatory research, engaged scholarship, health promotion, implementation science, knowledge translation, population health interventions, public health, qualitative methods, school health

Storey, K.E., Montemurro, G., Flynn, J., Schwartz, M., Wright, E., Osler, J., Veugelers, P., Roberts, E. (2016). Essential conditions for the implementation of comprehensive school health to achieve changes in school culture and improvements in health behaviours of students. BMC Public Health, 16(1):1133. https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12889-016-3787-1 McKernan, C., Montemurro, G., Chahal, H., Gleddie, D., Veugelers, P.J., Storey, K.E. (2020). Translation of school-learned health behaviours into the home: student insights through photovoice. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 110(6):821-830. doi:10.17269/s41997-019-00232-1. https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.17269/s41997-019-00232-1.pdf Elias, P.H., Montemurro, G., Sulz, L. Torrance, B., Storey, K.E. (2020). Canadian after-school care providers’ perceived role promoting healthy lifestyles: a focused ethnography. BMC Public Health, 20, 1279. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09369-y

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