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Marie Dietrich Leurer
RN, BSN, MBA, PhD
Assistant Professor

Office: 116 4400 - 4th Avenue Regina
Telephone: (306) 337-3816
Fax: (306) 798-1753
E-mail: marie.dietrichleurer@usask.ca
Skype: mariedietrichleurer

Biography

  • 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.

Publications

Recent Publications
Dietrich Leurer, M. (In Press). Lessons in media advocacy: A look back at Saskatchewan’s nursing education debate. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice.

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.

Dietrich Leurer, M. (2009). Perceptions of service providers and parents regarding improving outcomes of young children living in circumstances of disadvantage. Saskatoon, SK: University of Saskatchewan.

Dietrich Leurer, M., Donnelly, G., & Domm, E. (2007). Nurse retention strategies: advice from experienced registered nurses. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 21(3), 307-319.

Domm, E., Donnelly, G., & Dietrich Leurer, M. (2007). Experienced nurses recommended strategies for retention of nurses in health care organizations. The Kansas Nurse, 82(4), 3-4.

Recent Scientific Presentation
Dietrich Leurer, M., Misskey, E., & Kramer, J., (2013, June). Mother’s perceptions of breastfeeding support offered by nurses. Presentation at the 7th National Community Health Nurses of Canada Conference, Kelowna, BC.

Misskey, E., Dietrich Leurer, M., Bell, A., & Kramer, J. (2013, June). Infant feeding practices from birth to six months of mothers who initiated breastfeeding in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. Presentation at Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference Research Event, Victoria, BC.

Dietrich Leurer, M., Meagher-Stewart, D. Cohen, B., Valaitis, R., Schofield, R., & Elliot, E. (2012, June). Promoting quality community health nursing student clinical placements. Presentation at the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Dietrich Leurer, M., Bolen Anderson, C., Campbell, T. D., Davies, S., & Mantesso, J. (2012, May). Innovative nursing student placements with vulnerable population. Presentation at the 6th National Community Health Nurses of Canada Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Valaitis, R., Meagher-Stewart, D., Dietrich Leurer, M., Buhler, S., Cohen, B., Granger, M., Pattullo, H., Rajsic, C., & Seaman, P. (2010, July). Development of national community health nursing student clinical placement guidelines. Presentation at the VIII Conference of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Meagher-Stewart, D., Dietrich Leurer, M., Buhler, S., Cohen, B., Granger, M., Pettulo, H., & Seaman, P. (2010, June). Collaboration of practitioners, managers, and educators in developing national community health nursing student clinical placement guidelines. Presentation at the 4th National Community Health Nurses of Canada Conference, Toronto, ON.

Dietrich Leurer, M., Meagher-Stewart, D., Buhler, S., Cohen, B., Granger, M., Pattullo, H., Rajsic, C., & Seaman, P. (2010, June). Collaboration of practitioners, managers, and educators in developing national community health nursing student clinical placement guidelines. Presentation at the Canadian Public Health Association Centennial Conference. Toronto, ON.

Dietrich Leurer, M., Tratch, L., & Granger, M. (2010, June). Using public health infant records as a source for process evaluation and health behaviour data. Presentation at the Canadian Public Health Association Centennial Conference. Toronto, ON.

Grants

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

Dietrich Leurer M (Principal Investigator). Public Health Nursing Support Beyond the Immediate Postpartum Period, Nursing Research Endowment Fund: Hospitals of Regina Foundation. Total: $2,000.00 for 2008

Dietrich Leurer M (Principal Investigator). Public Health Nursing Support Beyond the Immediate Postpartum Period, University of Saskatchewan Start-Up Research Fund. Total: $5,000.00 for 2008

Curry G (Principal Investigator), Loutsenhiser L (Co-investigator), Pitzel M (Co-investigator), Dietrich Leurer M (Co-investigator), Wright K (Co-investigator). Interprofessional Training Program for Child and Youth Mental Health, Patient Centered Interprofessional Team Experiences Saskatchewan Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Patient Centered Practice. Total: $5,000.00 for 2007

Dietrich Leurer M (Principal Investigator). Perceptions of Service Providers and Primary Caregivers Regarding Improving Outcomes of Young Children Living in Circumstances of Disadvantage, Stipend Centre for Knowledge Transfer. Total: $20,000.00 for 2005

Dietrich Leurer M (Principal Investigator). Perceptions of Service Providers and Primary Caregivers Regarding Improving Outcomes of Young Children Living in Circumstances of Disadvantage, Stipend Centre for Knowledge Transfer. Total: $20,000.00 for 2004

Dietrich Leurer M (Principal Investigator). Perceptions of Service Providers and Primary Caregivers Regarding Improving Outcomes of Young Children Living in Circumstances of Disadvantage, Stipend Centre for Knowledge Transfer. Total: $20,000.00 for 2003

Donnelly GW (Co-principal Investigator), Domm EL (Co-principal Investigator), Dietrich Leurer M (Co-principal Investigator). Revealing the Voices of Experience: Insights from Registered Nurses, Nursing Research Endowment Fund: Hospitals of Regina Foundation. Total: $2,000.00 for 2003