Naomi Thulien


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Please note: Dr. Thulien is not accepting any students in 2021.

Dr. Naomi Thulien is a nurse practitioner and researcher committed to tackling the social structural inequities that cause and perpetuate youth homelessness.  She has a particular interest in critical social theory and community-based research methodology. Dr. Thulien’s clinical practice is at Covenant House Toronto – Canada’s largest agency for young people with current and past experiences of homelessness and sex trafficking.

Recent Publications

  1. Thulien, NS, Kozloff, N, McCay, E, Nisenbaum, R, Wang, A, Hwang, SW et al.. Evaluating the Effects of a Rent Subsidy and Mentoring Intervention for Youth Transitioning Out of Homelessness: Protocol for a Mixed Methods, Community-Based Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2019;8 (12):e15557. doi: 10.2196/15557. PubMed PMID:31859688 PubMed Central PMC6942178.
  2. Thulien, NS, Gastaldo, D, Hwang, SW, McCay, E. The elusive goal of social integration: A critical examination of the socio-economic and psychosocial consequences experienced by homeless young people who obtain housing. Can J Public Health. 2018;109 (1):89-98. doi: 10.17269/s41997-018-0029-6. PubMed PMID:29981071 PubMed Central PMC6964792.
  3. Thulien, NS. Innovative approaches to cervical cancer screening for sex trade workers: an international scoping review. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2014;36 (3):231-239. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30631-9. PubMed PMID:24612892 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

Assistant Professor, McMaster University, School of Nursing