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Kate Allan

MSW (2013, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto)
Hon. BSc.  Psychology & History (2011, University of Toronto)

Kate Allan is a doctoral candidate at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. During her doctoral studies, she was Manager of the Vaccine Hesitancy Study at the Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development. Her research interests focus on the intersection between social work and health, specifically the decision-making process of parents regarding routine childhood vaccination. She is also interested in the transition from paediatric to adult care for patients with chronic diseases. Prior to beginning the PhD Program, she was a Site Researcher for the Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect 2013. Kate has a keen interest in the interplay between psychosocial factors and physical health.