Campus Directory: Judith Kulig

University of Lethbridge

Judith Kulig
Health Sci - Nursing Program
Office: M3071 (Markin Hall)
Phone: (403) 382-7119
Fax: (403) 329-2668




Rural health issues, including Mennonite and Aboriginal populations; Cambodian refugee women and health beliefs and practices

Research Areas

Death and dying beliefs among Low-German speaking Mennonites; resiliency in rural settlements that had wildfire and the implications for disaster management

Previous Research Areas

Understanding resiliency and risk, case study of Lost Creek fire; Kanadier mennonite women's health; links between health status and community resiliency


Judith Kulig is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge, in Lethbridge, Alberta. Judith has devoted her research program to understanding rural health issues specifically addressing unique groups who live in rural areas (Low German Mennonites), nursing practice in rural and remote Canada and community resiliency through research on rural communities that experience disasters such as wildfires. Her research emphasizes community and decision maker involvement from its inception. In addition, she has implemented dissemination venues that reach the participants, residents and decision makers equally. Judith has published widely in multi-disciplinary journals and she has presented as a keynote speaker in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Judith is past Chair of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society for which she was one of the founding members.

Current Research and Creative Activity

TitleLocationGrant InformationPrincipal InvestigatorCo Researchers
Resiliency in rural settlements that have experienced wildfires: Implications for disaster management and mitigation Lethbridge SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), $114,439, 2007-11.

The discovery of death and dying beliefs among Low-German speaking Mennonites: Application to best practice guidelines Lethbridge CIHR (Canadian Institute of Health Research), $187,388, 2009-12.

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