Dr. Naomi Thulien is a nurse practitioner and researcher committed to tackling the social structural inequities that cause and perpetuate youth homelessness. In 2017, Dr. Thulien completed her PhD at the University of Toronto where she earned a Dean’s Medal – the highest academic honor offered by the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. While pursuing a PhD at the University of Toronto, she completed the Collaborative Doctoral Program in Global Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and obtained a Certificate of Advanced Methodological Training in Qualitative Research from the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research. Dr. Thulien completed postdoctoral training at MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Hwang.
In 2018, Dr. Thulien began a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor at the McMaster University School of Nursing. She also maintains a part-time clinical practice with the Shelter Health Network – a collaboration of interdisciplinary healthcare providers and social services organizations in Hamilton, committed to providing primary health care to people who have no housing or are living in precarious housing situations.
Assistant Professor, McMaster University, School of Nursing