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Dr. Katherine Bright, PHD, MN, RN

Pronouns: She/her


Adjunct Clinical Professor

Faculty of Nursing, Adjuncts

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Office: +1.403.220.4361
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing



Dr. Katherine Bright is a clinical adjunct in the Faculty of Nursing, triage coordinator at the Women’s Mental Health Clinic in Alberta Health Services, and assistant professor at Mount Royal University.

Her research focusing on improving mental health of youth, young adults, and perinatal women. She is interested in exploring the use of measurement-based approaches to care for screening and treating youth, young adults, and perinatal women who struggle with anxiety and depression. She is interested in the use of e-technology for screening, self-management, and therapy so individuals can get help whenever and wherever they want. Dr. Bright received national funding for her postdoctoral fellowship through the Canadian Institute for Health Research. Her Health System Impact Fellowship exploring the use of an e-mental health platform for youth and young adults in ten communities across Alberta. Her supervisors for this fellowship included Dr. Scott Patten, Dr. Gina Dimtropoulos, Dr. Kay Rittenbach and Kerry Bales. Her mentors include Dr. Deb McNeil, Dr. David Johnson, Dr. Frank McMaster, and Dr. Elizabeth Oddone-Paolucci.