WCHRI Leaders in Research seminar series with Kate Storey

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

"Thinking inside the box: how a drive to understand health promotion shaped my research and is improving child health"


Join Kate Storey, associate professor in the School of Public Health, for a one-hour session on systems change and child health.

Creating supportive environments is essential for improving child health and wellbeing. But, how best do we get there? To promote systems change, there is no quick win. This session will unpack Storey's journey to understand the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of school- and community-based health promotion interventions, including the serendipity, mentorship, and invaluable partnerships that make this work possible.

Kate Storey is an associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta and is a Stollery Science Lab Distinguished Researcher. She also holds a CIHR New Investigator Grant in Child & Youth Health. Storey’s research program SIRCLE: Settings-based Intervention Research through Changes in Lifestyles & Environments focuses on school- and community-based strategies to promote healthy weights, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health inequalities.

Date: Tuesday, September 24
Time: 4–5 p.m.
Location: ECHA 2-430

Refreshments and networking to follow.

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Find out more about WCHRI’s Leaders in Research series.