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Kate Wahl

PhD Student

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Faculty of Medicine

University of British Columbia

Applied (Clinical and Engineering Applications)

Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Laboratory

Kate Wahl is a researcher interested in new strategies for moving evidence into health policy and practice. As a PhD student in the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences program at the University of British Columbia, she uses qualitative methods to develop and evaluate approaches for sharing research evidence with stakeholders including the public, healthcare providers, and policy makers. Her current focus is on advancing the health of women and gender diverse people, and she is investigating patient decision aids, education programs, and storytelling in this context. Sh​e is a Doctoral Student of the Contraception and Abortion Research Team and a Graduate Research Assistant at the Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Laboratory. Her research has been supported by a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the Women’s Health Research Institute, the BC SUPPORT Unit, the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and the UBC Office of Community Engagement.

Area of Research Expertise
Qualitative methods; Health policy; Patient decision aids; Education programs; Storytelling