Doctor of Social Sciences
Kate Dunn is an Anishinaabe woman who works in a collaborative role to increase access to hepatitis C treatment for Indigenous communities in Alberta. Dunn works to facilitate community voice and collaboration with healthcare teams and tribal infrastructure to strengthen disease awareness and supportive, culturally sensitive treatment pathways for all community members regardless of age, substance abuse status or previous disease history. Dunn has also worked to reduce Indigenous health disparities as an early childhood health manager in Washington State and by raising health awareness in remote Alaska. Dunn has shared her expertise in a family health video series and at a liver health conference in Alberta. She has also contributed to the World Indigenous Cancer Conference. Her research interests include Indigenous wellness practices, health disparities, and escalating disease rates—particularly in relation to hepatitis C. Dunn holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Walla Walla University (1996) and a Master of Public Health from Walden University (2016).