Kurtz, Donna

Donna Kurtz

Donna Kurtz  PhD, RN

Associate Professor

School of Nursing
Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Contact Info

UBC Okanagan
1088 Discovery Avenue  RHS 120
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-9627
email:  donna.kurtz@ubc.ca

web:  visit website

  • 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
  • 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

Capturing the anticipated/unanticipated consequences of COVID-19 (C19) and C19 prevention, management, and treatment strategies among Indigenous peoples in Arctic communities.
PIs:  Kami Kandola, Donna Kurtz, Marie Lee, Sangita Sharma
CoIs: Sandra S. Boughton, Jozef Carnogursky, Deborah DeLancey, Karen E. Doucette, Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan, Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, Kate Kerber, Fariba Kolahdooz, Melinda Laboucan, Crystal Milligan, Meeka Otway, Kay Rittenbach, Tyler Verhaeghe, Adrian Wagg
Date:  2020-2021
Funding:  CIHR

Indigenous methodologies: for telediabetes/obesity care in Urban Indigenous communities (I’M T’Care)
PIs:  Charlotte Jones, Donna Kurtz
Research Elder Advisor:  Jayne Taylor
Co-I: Clayton Reynolds
Partners: Terri Aldred, Susi Wilkinson
Date:  2020-2023
Funding: Age-Well NCE

Learning from Our Elders: Indigenous Perspectives of Gender in Harvesting and Gathering
Co-Leads: Donna Kurtz, Charlotte Jones
Co-Is: J. Barry, M. King, A. King, J. McGavock, J. Nyberg
Dates: 2020 – 2022
Funded by: CIHR

Building Indigenous Pathways for Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Management with Urban and Rural Communities in BC
Co-Leads: Donna KurtzCharlotte Jones
Co-Is: M. King,  J. Little, J. McGavock,  M. Murphy, D. Wilson, J. Barry, P. Hutchinson, M. Jung, A. King
Dates: 2018 – 2021
Funded by: CIHR Project Grant

Community Health: Building a framework for community-engaged community health research and knowledge translation
Co-Leads:  Kathleen Martin Ginis, Mary Jung
Co-Is:  Susan HoltzmanJonathan LittleNelly OelkeCharlotte JonesLesley LutesDonna KurtzStephen BergKathy Rush, Ross Hickey
Dates: 2017-2020
Funding:  2017 UBC Okanagan Eminence Fund

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