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Faculty Member

Kate Mulligan

Email Address(es)
kate.mulligan(at)utoronto.ca
Website(s)
LinkedIn, Twitter, Canadian Institute for Social Prescribing
Division(s)/Institute(s)
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Position
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member

Research Interests

I am interested in the role of community-scale leadership and intervention in the production of health and wellbeing. I lead high-impact advocacy and research for healthier, more equitable and more sustainable policy and practice.

I am also the Senior Director of the new Canadian Institute for Social Prescribing.

My interests include:

  • Advocacy, media, community and government relations
  • Health equity, healthy public policy and community wellbeing
  • Community leadership, resilience and self-determination
  • Community and public governance
  • Social prescribing & determinants of health
  • Political ecology & health geography

Education & Training History

  • PhD, Geography, McMaster University (2013)
  • M.A., Adult Education and Community Development, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, the University of Toronto (2003)
  • B Arts Sc., Arts & Science Programme, McMaster University (2001)

Other Affiliations

Consultancies

  • Canadian Red Cross
  • National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health
  • Office of the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Pan American Health Organization

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

Representative Publications

Mulligan, K. 2022. Digital inclusion, online participation and health promotion: Promising practices from community-led participatory journalism (Accepted for publication, Global Health Promotion).

Morse, DF; Sandhu, S; Mulligan, K; Tierney, S; Polley, P; Chivas, B; Slade, S; Dias, S; Mahtani, K; Wells, L; Wang, H; Zhao, B; de Figueiredo, C; Meijs, JJ; Nam, HK; Lee, KH; Wallace, C; Elliott, M; Mendive, JM; Robinson, D; Palo, M; Herrman, W; Nielsen, RØ; Husk, K. (2022). Global Developments in Social Prescribing. BMJ Global Health 2022;7:e008524.

Mulligan K. 2022. Strengthening community connections: the future of public health is at the neighbourhood scale. Report to the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) at the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Bhatti S, Rayner J, Pinto AD, Mulligan K, Cole DC. Using self-determination theory to understand the social prescribing process: a qualitative study.

Mulligan, K., Bhatti, S., Rayner, J., & Hsiung, S. 2019. Social Prescribing: Creating Pathways Towards Better Health and Wellness. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16249

Rayner, J; Muldoon, L; Bayoumi, I; McMurchy, D; Mulligan, K; Tharao, W 2018. Delivering Primary Health Care as Envisioned – A Model of Health and Wellbeing Guiding Community-Governed Primary Care Organizations. Journal of Integrated Care. https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-02-2018-0014