Cathy Donovan

Dr. Catherine Donovan is a retired Associate Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland.  As a physician and public health official, Catherine has worked in general practice in Canada, in primary care in South Sudan and has practiced as a Medical Officer of Health in BC and NL.


Catherine’s expertise in health promotion, environmental health and chronic disease prevention have led her to serve on a number of national and provincial advisory boards. She chaired the Provincial Wellness Advisory Council in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Health Promotion and Policy Advisory Committee for the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Her contributions have been recognized by awards including the CPHA Jansen-Orthodox award for Advancing the State of the Art of Public Health in Canada, the Queens Jubilee Medal and the Nathan Gosse Memorial Award.


Catherine has been a board member of the Canadian Public Health Association, the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Health Association, OXFAM Canada and the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.