Christine Kurtz Landy

Associate Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES
Keele Campus

Email address(es):

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Nursing


PhD - 2006
McMaster University

MScN - 1990
University of Western Ontario

BScN -
University of Toronto

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


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. 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 has done some research in nursing student education in critical appraisal and evidence based practice. She has a keen interest in implementation science.

Selected Publications

Japiong, M., Kurtz Landy, C., Fox, M., Mensah, J., & Adatara, P. (2023). Factors Affecting Access to Dialysis for Patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Scoping Review.  Nursing Open

Khanlou, N., Khan, A., Kurtz Landy, C.M., Srivastava, R., McMillan, S., Coke, S., & Garcia, L. (2022).  Nursing care for persons with developmental disabilities: Review of literature on barriers and facilitators faced by nurses to provide care. Nursing Open. 00:1–20.

Marcellus, L., Tomnyr, L.,  Jack, S., Gonzales, A., Sheehan, D., Varcoe, C., Kurtz Landy, C., Campbell, K., Catherine, N., MacMillan, H., Waddell, C. (2022). Public health nurses' perceptions of their interactions with child protection services when supporting socioeconomically disadvantaged young mothers in British Columbia, Canada. Child Abuse and Neglect, 124, February 2022, 105436,

Jack, S., Gonzales, A., Tomnyr, L., Varcoe, C., Campbell, K., Van Borek, N., Sheehan, D., Marcellus, L., Catherine, N., Kurtz Landy, C., MacMillan, H., Waddell, C. (2021). Public health nurses’ professional practices to prevent, recognize, and respond to suspected child maltreatment in home visiting: An interpretive descriptive study .Global Qualitative Nursing Research.

Kathnelson, J., Kurtz Landy, C., Tamim, H., Ditor, D., & Gage, W. (2021). Utilizing the Delphi Method to Assess Issues of Sexuality for Men Living with Spinal Cord Injury. Sexuality and Disability, DOI: 10.1007/s11195-020-09673-w

Kurtz Landy, CM, Sword, W., Cramp Kathnelson, J., 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 Childbirth 20, 367.

Campbell, K., Van Borek, N., Marcellus, L., Kurtz Landy, C., Jack, S. (2020). “The Hardest Job You Will Ever Love”: Nurse Recruitment, Retention, and Turnover in the Nurse-Family Partnership Program, PLOS ONE. 15(9):e0237928.

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 [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 7]. Spinal Cord, 10.1038/s41393-020-0479-6. doi:10.1038/s41393-020-0479-6

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.

Abdullah, P., Kurtz Landy, C., McCague, H. et al. Factors associated with the timing of the first prenatal ultrasound in Canada. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 19, 164 (2019).

Dekeseredy, P., Kurtz Landy, C. , & Sedney, C. (2019). An Exploration of Work Related Stressors Experienced by Rural Emergency Nurses,  Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health  Care.19 (2).   

Khanlou, N. Skinner,A.,  Haque, N., 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 Pregnancy,5, 1-14.

Angle, P., Kurtz Landy, C., Djorgevic, 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 Pain. 33(2):132-141. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000386.

Angle, P., Kurtz Landy, C., Kibbe, A., Hamata, L., Saiena, S., Djorgevic, J., Barrett, J. & Kiss, A. (2016). Performance of the Angle Labor Pain Questionnaire During Initiation of Epidural Analgesia in Early Active Labor. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 123(6):1546–1553.

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. 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



CHSRF Postdoctoral Fellowship - 2007


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No

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

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

Can we Reduce the Psychological Impact of Urgent/Emergent Cesarean Delivery on Parturients? A Sequential Mixed Methods Study Exploring Women’s Perspectives with Development of a New Interdisciplinary
Role: CoInvestigator
Amount funded: $54,681
Year Funded: 2020
Duration: 2
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: AHSC AFP Innovation Fund

Transnationalism and the psycho-social well-being of recently-arrived migrant mothers & fathers with young children (0 to 5 years old) in three Canadian cities
Role: CoInvestigator
Amount funded: $337,430
Year Funded: 2021
Duration: 4
Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council