Kate Storey, PhD, RD
I am a CIHR/PHAC Applied Public Health Chair, an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, and Distinguished Researcher, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. I am a Centre for Healthy Communities Scientist and Lead for 'Healthy Schools'. I have built on my experience in community-based participatory research, school health, qualitative methods, and implementation science to develop a novel research program SIRCLE: Settings-based Intervention Research through Changes in Lifestyles & Environments.
SIRCLE delivers and evaluates school- and community-based healthy living programs throughout Canada which promote wellbeing, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health inequities. My 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. I work to create systems-level change through programs that foster resilience and empowerment. As an applied scientist, partnerships are vital and an essential component of my work. As such, I collaborate with researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in both health and education.
I am supported through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and Alberta Innovates. I am a mom to two young children who share my passion for adventure, travel, and being active.
PDF, Health Promotion and Socio-behavioural Sciences, University of Alberta, 2010
RD, Alberta Health Services (former Calgary Health and Capital Health Regions), 2008
PhD, Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Alberta, 2007
BSc (with Distinction), Nutrition Science (Biology/Psychology), Indiana University, 2002
CIHR/PHAC Applied Public Health Chair, CIHR/PHAC, 2022-2028
Top 40 Under 40, Avenue Edmonton, 2019
Distinguished Researcher, Stollery Science Lab, Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation, 2018-2023
CIHR/WCHRI New Investigator in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health, CIHR/WCHRI, 2017-2020
2017 Dear Professor Award (acknowledges promotion of mental health amongst students), University of Alberta Compliments Student Group, 2017
Advisor of the Year, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 2015
Small Class Instructor of the Year, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 2013
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, 2008
Health Research Studentship, Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, 2006
Doctoral Student Award in Nutrition Education and Communication, Danone Institute of Canada, 2003
chronic disease prevention
community based research
child and youth health
Currently accepting graduate students.
An introduction to the main methods in qualitative inquiry, data collection strategies, qualitative data analysis, rigor, ethics, and proposal preparation. Students may not receive credit for both COMM 597 (Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry) and MACE 550.
Theoretical understanding of qualitative and community-based research designs, including phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, biography and case study. Methods of data collection such as interviews, focus groups and participant observation. Strategies for data analysis and dissemination. Pre or corequisite: SPH 503 or consent of instructor. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both HPS 603 and SPH 623. Credit may not be obtained for both HECOL 603 and SPH 623. May contain alternate delivery sections; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.
Research - CIHR New Investigator Grant: Sleeping Soundly: Understanding the translation of sleep promotion at school to sleep behaviours at home: Insights from children and parents
Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Women and Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI)
Research - CIHR Pathways to Health Equity Grant: Expanding the Circle: Peer-based approaches to obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention for Indigenous children
Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Diabetes Canada
Research - Enhancing glycemic index knowledge and application among adults with type-2 diabetes mellitus
Funded by the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research
Research - Evaluating the Impact of School's Out...Let's Move on Children's Health and Health Equity
Funded by the Women and Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI)
Research - Extension of the COMPASS Study: Building on our current success shaping the direction of youth health
Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Research - Return on investments in innovative interventions that promote healthy eating and active living among children
Funded by Alberta Innovates, Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunity (CRIO) Team Grant
Research - Shaping the direction of youth health across Canada by expanding the COMPASS study to new jurisdictions
Funded by Health Canada - the Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP)
Research - Simulation modelling of the impact of population approaches to reduce free sugar consumption among Canadians
Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Research - Transforming healthy school communities: expanding APPLE Schools into vulnerable schools across Canada
Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada
Faught, E.L., Ekwaru, J.P., Gleddie, D., Storey, K.E., Asbridge, M., Veugelers, P.J.
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2017 January; 14 (1):29
Roberts, E., McLeod, N., Montemurro, G., Veugelers, P., Gleddie, D., Storey, K.E.
Health Promotion International. 2016 January; 31 (4):915-924
Storey, K.E., Montemurro, G., Flynn, J., Schwartz, M., Wright, E., Osler, J., Veugelers, P., Roberts, E.
BMC Public Health. 2016 January; 16
Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. 2015 January; 18 (5):437-45
Fung, C., Kuhle, S., Lu, C., Purcell, M., Schwartz, M., Storey, K., Veugelers, P.J.
International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2012 January; 9 (27):1-9