College of Nursing

Faculty & Staff

Marie Dietrich Leurer
Assistant Professor - On Sabbatical

Office: 116 4400 - 4th Avenue Regina
Phone: (306) 337-3816
Fax: (306) 798-1753
Skype: mariedietrichleurer
Other: Sabbatical Leave (January 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015)


  • Research Interests
    • Public health nursing education and practice
    • Early childhood
    • Vulnerable populations
    • Healthy public policy
    • Knowledge translation
  • Methodology
    • Qualitative policy research

Marie is an Assistant Professor with the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. She is an RN with a PhD in Community Health and Epidemiology. Prior to teaching, Marie worked as a public health nurse for over twenty-five years in rural Saskatchewan. Her professional practice and research interests include public health nursing education and practice, early childhood, vulnerable populations, healthy public policy and knowledge translation. Her research explores the perspectives of program and policy recipients to facilitate a bottom-up policy development approach that informs policies at organizational and public policy levels. Marie is currently serving on the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Public Health Task Force and on the Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) Standards and Competence Standing Committee. Marie participated in the development of CASN's Guidelines for Quality Community Health Nursing Clinical Placements for baccalaureate nursing students as a member of CASN's Sub-Committee on Public Health. She was previously a member of the Public Health Agency of Canada's Immunization Education Working Group and the CHNC Professional Practice Model Expert Group.


Dietrich Leurer, M., Abonyi, S., & Smadu, M. (2013). A syndemic perspective of negative childhood outcomes: Parenting in a ‘perfect storm’ of disadvantaged conditions. Journal of Poverty, 17(2), 198-216.

Dietrich Leurer, M., Meagher-Stewart, D., Cohen, B. E., Seaman, P. M., Buhler, S., Granger, M., & Pattullo, H. (2011). Developing guidelines for quality community health nursing clinical placements for baccalaureate nursing students. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 8(1), 1-13.

Dietrich Leurer, M. (2011). Perceived barriers to program participation experienced by disadvantaged families. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 49(2), 52-29.

Antolovich, M., Buhler, S., Cohen, B., Dietrich Leurer, M., Froude, S., Granger, M., Stamler, L., Mansi, O., Meagher-Stewart, D., Pattullo, H., Rajsic. C., Seaman, P., Tober, J., & Valaitis, R. (2010). Guidelines for quality community health nursing clinical placements for baccalaureate nursing students. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.


Petrucka P (Principal Investigator), Arries E (Co-investigator), Bassendowski S (Co-investigator), Dietrich Leurer M (Co-investigator), Smadu M (Co-investigator), Jeffrey B (Co-investigator), Martz D (Co-investigator), White G (Co-investigator), Elabor-Idemudia P (Co-investigator), de Boer D (Co-investigator), Danilkewich A (Co-investigator). Mama Kwanza (Mother First) Socio-economic and Health Initiative, Canadian International Development Agency $2,569,687(plus partnerships with Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, SaskTel, U of S and Coutts Courier). Total: $3,600,000.00 for 2013-01 to 2016-06

Dietrich Leurer M (Co-principal Investigator), Petrucka P (Co-principal Investigator), Bassendowski S (Co-principal Investigator), Campbell T (Co-principal Investigator), Bigalky J (Co-principal Investigator), McBeth B (Co-principal Investigator). Good Neighbour Faculty and Staff Development. College of Nursing Faculty & Staff Development Fund. Total: $2,000.00 for 2013-07 to 2013-11

Petrucka P (Principal Investigator), Smadu M (Co-investigator), Dietrich Leurer M (Co-investigator), Bassendowski S (Co-investigator). Mama Kwanza: Socio-Economic/Health Initiative, U of S/CIDA (short listing internal LOI) Research Acceleration Grant CIDA Partners for Development University of Saskatchewan. Total: $10,000.00 for 2011-08 to 2011-10

Petrucka P (Principal Investigator), Bassendowski S (Co-principal Investigator), Dietrich Leurer M (Co-principal Investigator). Mama Kwanza (Women First) Health Cooperative Initiative, Global Partners II: University of Saskatchewan Small-Grant Program of Research Exchanges University of Saskatchewan. Total: $8,000.00 for 2011 to 2012

Dietrich Leurer M (Principal Investigator), Misskey E (Co-investigator). Improving Health Outcomes: Tapping Mothers‘ Infant Feeding Experiences and Recommendations, College of Nursing Grant in Support of Nutrition and Dietetic Research University of Saskatchewan. Total: $9,000.00 for 2011 to 2013