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Christine Kurtz Landy

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Dr. Kurtz Landy completed her PhD in Clinical Health Sciences (Nursing) and a graduate diploma in Health Services and Policy Research at McMaster University. She is an established educator and researcher. Overall her research focuses on women's health during the reproductive years and examines health inequities in mothers and children who experience low socioeconomic status, nurse home visiting, maternal and newborn health outcomes and health service need and access, labour pain and decision making regarding delivery method. She is also very interested in implementation science, particularly knowledge translation at the policy level. Dr. Kurtz Landy is a member of a research team doing the process evaluation of the implementation of an intervention called “the Nurse Family Partnership” within the BC Health Beginnings Project. She is also interested in the increased rates of Cesarean section deliveries in Canada, and aims to better understand how women decide on their delivery method, and how care providers advise them, we can use that knowledge to develop strategies to ensure Cesarean births are used appropriately to optimize maternal-newborn outcomes. 


Department: School of Nursing
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Published Manuscripts (Select Publications)

Kurtz Landy, C., Sword, W., Kathnelson, J. C., McDonald, S., Biringer, A., Heaman, M., & Angle, P. (2020). Factors obstetricians, family physicians and midwives consider when counselling women about a trial of labour after caesarean and planned repeat caesarean: a qualitative descriptive study. BMC pregnancy and childbirth20(1), 367.

Kathnelson, J. D., Kurtz Landy, C. M., Ditor, D. S., Tamim, H., & Gage, W. H. (2020). Supporting sexual adjustment from the perspective of men living with spinal cord injury. Spinal cord, 10.1038/s41393-020-0479-6. Advance online publication.

Kathnelson, J., Kurtz Landy, C. M., S. Ditor, D., Tamim, H., & H. Gage, W. (2020). Examining the psychological and emotional experience of sexuality for men after spinal cord injury. Cogent Psychology7(1), 1722355. 

Dekeseredy, P., Kurtz Landy, C. M., & Sedney, C. L. (2019). An Exploration of Work Related Stressors Experienced by Rural Emergency Nurses. Online Journal of Rural Nursing & Health Care19(2).

Abdullah, P., Landy, C. K., McCague, H., Macpherson, A., & Tamim, H. (2019). Factors associated with the timing of the first prenatal ultrasound in Canada. BMC pregnancy and childbirth19(1), 164.

Campbell, K. A., MacKinnon, K., Dobbins, M., Van Borek, N., Jack, S. M., & British Columbia Healthy Connections Project Process Evaluation Research Team (2019). Weathering the rural reality: delivery of the Nurse-Family Partnership home visitation program in rural British Columbia, Canada. BMC nursing18, 17.

Landy, C. K., Sword, W., Cunningham, C., Rimas, H., Stewart, B., Biringer, A., ... & Angle, P. (2018). Factors Maternity Care Providers Counsider When Counselling Women About a Trial of Labour (TOL) after Cesarean Section (CS): Findings From a Discrete Choice Conjoint Experiment. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada40(6), 839-840.

Landy, C. K., Sword, W., Cunningham, C., Rimas, H., Stewart, B., Biringer, A., ... & Angle, P. (2018). Counselling Women About a Trial Of Labour (TOL) Versus a Planned Repeat Caesarean Section (CS): Providers' Attitudes and Motivational Factors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada40(6), 840.

Angle, P., Kurtz-Landy, C., Djordjevic, J., Barrett, J., Kibbe, A., Sriparamananthan, S., Lee, Y., Hamata, L., & Kiss, A. (2017). The Angle Labor Pain Questionnaire: Reliability, Validity, Sensitivity to Change, and Responsiveness During Early Active Labor Without Pain Relief. The Clinical journal of pain33(2), 132–141. 

Khanlou, N., Haque, N., Skinner, A., Mantini, A., & Kurtz Landy, C. (2017). Scoping review on maternal health among immigrant and refugee women in Canada: Prenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care. Journal of Pregnancy2017.