Dr. Marie Dietrich Leurer

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External Research Associate University of Saskatchewan Key Interests: population health, healthy public policy, and vulnerable populations.

Marie Dietrich Leurer, PhD, 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, Dr. Dietrich Leurer 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.

Dr. Dietrich Leurer is currently serving on the Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) Standards and Competence Standing Committee. She participated in the development of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)’s Entry-to-Practice Public Health Nursing Competencies for Undergraduate Nursing Education and the Guidelines for Quality Community Health Nursing Clinical Placements for baccalaureate nursing students. She was previously a member of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Immunization Education Working Group, CASN’s Public Task Force and the CHNC Professional Practice Model Expert Group.

Marie.DietrichLeurer@USask.ca