Christine Kurtz Landy

Associate Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES
Keele Campus

Email address(es):

kurtzlcm@yorku.ca

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Nursing

Degrees

PhD - 2006
McMaster University
Hamilton

MScN - 1990
University of Western Ontario
London

BScN -
University of Toronto
Toronto

Health Services and Policy Research Level II Graduate Diploma - 2006
McMaster University
Hamilton

Biography

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. Her research 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.  

Selected Publications

 



Angle, P., Kurtz Landy, C., Kibbe, A., Hamata, L., Saiena, S., Djorgevic, J., Barrett, J. & Kiss, A. (In Press - accepted September 2016). Performance of the Angle Labor Pain Questionnaire During Initiation of Epidural Analgesia in Early Active Labor. Anesthesia & Analgesia.



Parajian, T., Angle, P., Kurtz Landy, C.M., & Djordjevic, J. (2016). A snapshot of  women’s attitudes and preferences toward labor epidural analgesia and cesarean delivery. International Journal of Anesthesia & Research. 4(1), 195-202. ISSN 2332-2780



Kurtz Landy, C., Sword, W., & McArthur, M.L. (2015). The social construction of mental health inequities experienced by mothers who are socioeconomically disadvantaged during early motherhood: A Canadian perspective. In N. Khanlou & B. Pilkington (Eds.), Women’s mental health: Resistance and resilience in community and society. Advances in mental health and addiction. (Series Editor: Masood Zangeneh). New York: Springer.



Lee, T., Kurtz Landy, C., Wahoush, O., et al. A descriptive phenomenology study of newcomers' experience of maternity care services: Chinese women's perspectives. BMC Health Services Research. 03/2014; 14(1):114. DOI:10.1186/1472-6963-14-114



 Kurtz Landy, C., Jack, C., Wahoush, O., Sheehan, D., MacMillan,H., (2012).Mothers' experiences in the Nurse Family Partnership program: a case studyBMC Nursing , 11:16. 



Bai, Y. Q., Foster, G., Sword, W., Kreuger, P., Kurtz Landy, C., Watt, S.,& Thabane, L. (accepted for publication May 22, 2012). Comparison of Various Modeling Approaches in the Analysis of Longitudinal Data with a Binary Outcome: The Ontario Mother and Infant Study (TOMIS) III. Open Access Medical Statistics



Watt, S., Sword,W., Sheehan,D., Foster, G., Thabane, L., Kreuger, P., & Kurtz Landy, C.  (2012).The effect of delivery method on breastfeeding initiation from the Ontario Mother and Infant Study (TOMIS) III. JOGNN



Sword W, Kurtz Landy C, Thabane L, Watt S, Krueger P, Farine D, Foster G. (2011). Is mode of delivery associated with postpartum depression at 6: a prospective cohort study. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2011.02950.x.



Angle, P., Kurtz Landy, C., Charles, C., et. al., (2010). Phase 1 of an index to measure the quality of neuraxial labour analgesia: exploring the perspectives of childbearing women. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. http://www.springerlink.com/content/321l0474k74r63n4/?p=eebb 89450294408bb9990fb4500ad8b2&pi=0



Angle, P., Kurtz Landy, C., Murthy, Y., & Cino, P. (2009) Key Issues & Barriers to Obstetrical Anesthesia Care in Ontario Community Hospitals with <2000 Deliveries: What Anesthesia Docs are Saying in the Periphery . Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. 56(9), 667-77.



Sword, W., Watt, S., Kreuger, P., Thabane, L., Kurtz Landy, C., & Farine, D. (2009).The Ontario Mother and Infant Study (TOMIS) III: A Multi-site Cohort Study of the Impact of Delivery Method on Health, Service Use, and Costs of Care in the First Postpartum Year. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 9:16.



Kurtz Landy, C., Sword, W., Valaitis, R. (2009). The Experiences of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Postpartum Women in the First Four Weeks at Home. Qualitative Health Research,19, 194-206.



Kurtz Landy, C., Sword, W., & Ciliska, D. (2008). Urban women's socioeconomic status, health service needs and utilization in the first four weeks after postpartum hospital discharge: findings of a Canadian cross-sectional survey. BMC Health Services Research, 8:203



Peer Reviewed Abstracts



Sword, W., Kurtz Landy, C., Ganann, R., Thabane, L., Foster, G., Watt, S., Krueger, P., & Farine, D. (2012). Delivery method and maternal postpartum health. Findings from a Canadian cohort study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48(Supp. 1), 42.



Sword, W., Bai, U.Q., Thabane, L., Foster, G., Kurtz Landy, C., Watt, S., Krueger, P., & Farine, D. (2012). Predictors of postpartum depression over the first year following childbirth. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48(Supp. 1), 62.



PJ Angle, C Kurtz Landy, Y. Murthy, P.Cino. Public health policy & the anesthesia human resource crisis: Impact on provision of maternity anesthesia services in small , rural & rural remote Ontario hospitals. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, V54, Suppl 1, June 2007.



PJ Angle, C Kurtz Landy, DL Streiner, JA Yee, CA Charles, RC Kung, J Watson MacDonnell. Factors influencing use of neuraxial labour analgesia. Anesthesiology, V100, Suppl 1, A7, May 2004.



PJ Angle, C Kurtz Landy, DL Streiner, JA Yee, CA Charles, RC Kung, J Watson MacDonnell. Identifying major components of quality neuraxial analgesia. Anesthesiology, V100, Suppl 1, A33, May 2004.



PJ Angle, C Kurtz Landy, DL Streiner, JA Yee, CA Charles, RC Kung, J Watson MacDonnell. Exploring labour pain measurement. Anesthesiology, V100, Suppl.1, A34, May 2004.



PJ Angle, C Kurtz Landy, D Streiner, J A Yee, C Charles, R Kung, J Watson MacDonnell, S Halpern, D Lam, and L M Lie. Identifying major components of quality neuraxial analgesia. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 2004 51: A62.



PJ Angle, C Kurtz Landy, DL Streiner, JA Yee, CA Charles, RC Kung, J Watson MacDonnell, S Halpern, D Lam, L Ming Lie. Exploring labour pain measurement. Candian Journal of Anesthesia, 2004 51: A63.



PJ Angle, C Kurtz Landy, DL Streiner, JA Yee, CA Charles, RC Kung, J Watson MacDonnell, S Halpern, D Lam, L Ming Lie. Factors influencing use of neuraxial labour analgesia. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 2004 51: A64.



Invited Commentary



Kurtz Landy, C. (2007) Children who had experienced family food insufficiency were more likely to be overweight at 4.5 years of age. Commentary. Evidence Based Nursing, 10: 58.



 



 


Awards

CHSRF Postdoctoral Fellowship - 2007

Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

Current Research

Local Poverty Reduction Strategy (Province of Ontario)                   Co-Investigator - Kurtz Landy, C.M. Principal investigators: Jack, S., Mackie, C.; Co-investigators: Sheehan, D., Gonzalez, A., Kurtz Landy C., MacMillan, H. L., Project Title: Canadian Nurse-Family Partnership Education (CaNE) Project Ontario Health Units (Middlesex London, Peel, Hamilton, North West)  and Ontario government partner collaborators. $351,000 over 3 years Fall 2015 – Fall 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada Project Title: Process evaluation of the British Columbia Healthy Connections Project.                               Co-Investigator - Kurtz Landy, C.M. Principal investigator: Jack, S. M.; Co-investigators: Sheehan, D., Gonzalez, A., Kurtz Landy C., MacMillan, H. L., MacKinnon, K., Marcellus, L., Tonmyr, L., Varcoe, C., & Waddell, C.$866,396 over 4 years; January, 2014-January, 2018

Canadian Institutes of Health Research  Principal investigators: Kurtz Landy, C. (nominated), Sword, W.; Co-investigators: Cunningham, C., Shannon, H., McDonald, S., McDonald, H., Angle, P., Morris, M., Boblin, S., Heaman, M., & Blake, J.,                             Project Title: A trial of labour or a repeat caesarean section? A mixed methods study examining women’s preference and providers’ counsel. CIHR operating grant: $380,324.00 over 4 years; 2013-2017  

Alternative Funding Plan Innovation Fund for Academic Health Science Centres (AFP AHSC)                                                 Co-investigator: Kurtz Landy, C.M. Principal investigator: Angle, P.; Co-investigators: Barrett, J., Kurtz Landy, C., Kibbe, A., & Kiss, A. Project Title: Validation of the Labor Pain Questionnaire, the first multidimensional psychometric instrument developed specifically for measurement of pain in laboring women. 2014-2015, $60,264

 

 

 

 

 

Research Projects

Exploring the Experiences of Teen Mothers: Reproductive Health and Reproductive Health Choices- Teen mothers’ perspectives
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $2000
Year Funded: 2011
Duration: 1
Funded by: York University

Pathways to Prosperity
Role: Collaborator
Year Funded: 2012
Duration: 7 years
Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

A trial of Labour or repeat Cesarean section: A mixed methods study examining women's preferences and providers' counsel
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $380,234
Year Funded: 2013
Duration: 4
Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research