Distinguished Researchers—Kate Storey
Building equal opportunities for all children
Kate Storey is a passionate advocate for children’s health—and believes our path to holistic wellness is through inspired youth.
Storey is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health. Her research focuses on community-based strategies to prevent type 2 diabetes and reduce health inequities among Indigenous youth, who are disproportionately affected by chronic diseases related to physical activity levels, diet and weight.
Building on work done with Indigenous communities in Manitoba, Storey’s team will use the Distinguished Researcher funding to bring a successful peer-led after-school program to more Alberta communities. Delivered by Indigenous high school mentors for their elementary-aged peers, the program is grounded in an Indigenous model of resilience with core components of healthy eating, physical activity and communal relationship-building.