Donna  Kurtz RN, BsN, MN, PhD

Current Positions and Affiliations:

  • Associate Professor, School of Nursing,
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Okanagan Aboriginal Health Human Resource Initiative (AHHRI),  First Nations Curriculum Advisory Council member, Curriculum Development Working Group member, Evaluation Committee member, UBC Okanagan
  • Okanagan Urban Aboriginal Health Research Collective (OUAHRC) member

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Urban indigenous health
  • Indigenous health inequities and disparities
  • Cultural safety
  • Chronic disease prevention (diabetes prevention, management)
  • Primary health care
  • Women's mental health
  • Aboriginal nursing recruitment and retention
  • Qualitative research
  • Indigenous methodologies & methods

Current Research Related to the Institute's Priorities:


Embracing a vision for Indigenous Health: Community access to prevention, self-management and integrated diabetes
PI: D. Kurtz
Co-I:L. Bryant MacLean, O. Guerra, P. Hutchinson, C. Jones, M. Jung, J. Nyberg, D. Wilson
Dates: 2015-2016
Funded by: CIHR – Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples Operating Grant, $99,990


Health Promoting Effects of Hunting and Gathering in British Columbia Métis Communities
PI: P. Hutchinson
Co-I: J. Bottorff, J. Corbett, M. Evans, G. Jones, D. Kurtz, D. Sookraj
Dates: 2010-2011
Funded by: CIHR , $79,000

Establishing cultural safety and effecting organizational change for Aboriginal healthcare in the urban centres of the Okanagan Valley
PIs: Rachelle Hole, Mike Evans, Lawrence Berg, Joan Bottorff
Co-Is: S. Chau, Peter Hutchinson, Donna Kurtz, D. Wepa, Leslie Bryant Maclean
Date: 2009-2012
Funded by: CIHR, $404,571

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Donna Kurtz
Associate Professor
School of Nursing
Faculty of Health and Social Development
UBC Okanagan
1088 Discovery Avenue RHS 120
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-9627


  Donna Kurtz