Loretta Heuer, PhD, RN, FAAN

RWJ Executive Nurse Fellow, 2002-2005

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Vitae of Dr. Heuer

Research Interests

Health disparities
Rural health issues 
Diverse populations
Community/public health 
Nursing education
Interprofessional education
Nursing leadership
Nursing Workforce


Professor, School of Nursing


Registered Nurse, North Dakota
Registered Nurse, Minnesota


HOPE Project Reports: Youth Education & Employment Survey Results

Building, Filling and Proving Nursing Pipeline - HPOG University Partnership Research Grant Reports 


Selected Refereed Journal Articles (Full list on CV) 

Derrett, S., Gunter, K.E., Samaranayaka, A., Singer, S.J., Nocon, R.S., Quinn, M.T., Breheny, M., Campbell, A., Schaefer, C.T., Heuer, L.J., & Chin, M.H. (2017). Development and testing of the provider and staff perceptions of integrated care (PSPIC) Survey. Medical Care Research and Review, DOI: 10.1177/1077558717745936.

Weintraub, J., Walker, J., Heuer, L., Oishi, M., Upadhyay, K., Huang, V., Lindquist, C., Cushman, L., Ripp, J. (2015). Developing capacity for the American Indian health professional workforce: An academic-community partnership in Spirit Lake, North Dakota, Annals of Global Health, 81(2). DOI: 10.1016/j.aogh.2015.03.009.

Baig, A.A., Locklin, C.A., Campbell, A., Schaefer, C., Heuer, L.J., Lee, S.M., Solomon, M.C., Quinn, M.T., Vargas, J.M., Burnet, D.L., & Chin, M.H. (2014). Community health center access to resources for their patients with diabetes. Journal of Immigrant Minority Health, 16, 553-558. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-013-9775-y.

Baig, A. A., Benitez, A., Locklin, C.A., Campbell, Schaefer, C.T., Heuer, L.J., Lee, S.M., Soloman, M.C., Quinn, M.T., Burnet, D.L., & Chin, M.H. (2014). Community health center provider and staff’s Spanish language ability and cultural awareness. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 25(2), 527-545. DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2014.0086.

Wilkes, A.E., John, P.M., Vable, A.M., Campbell, A., Heuer, L.J., Schaefer, C., Vinci, L., Drum, M.L., Chin, M. H., Quinn, M.T., & Burnet, D.L. (2013). Combating obesity at community health centers (COACH): A quality improvement collaborative for weight management programs. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, May 24.2 Suppl. DOI:10.1353/hpu.2013/0101

Baig, A.A., Locklin, C.A., Campbell, A., Schaefer, C.T., Heuer, L.J., Lee, S.M., Solomon, M.C., Quinn, M.T., Vargas, J.M., Burnet, D.L., & Chin, M.H. (2013, January). Community health center access to resources for their patients with diabetes, J Immigrant Minority Health. DOI 10.1007/s10903-013-9775-y.

Chien AT, Kirchhoff AC, Schaefer CT, Huang ES, Brown SE, Heuer, L., Graber J., Tang H., Casalino L.P., & Chin, M.H. (2010). Positive and negative spillovers of the health disparities collaboratives in Federally Qualified Health Centers. Medical Care, 48(12), 1050-1056. DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e3181f37d46.

Lindseth, G., Yurkovich, E. & Heuer, L. (2010). Establishing a center for behavioral research. Nursing Outlook, 58(2), e17-e-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2010.02.114

Zhang, J.X., Huang, E.S., Drum, M.L., Kirchhoff, A.C., Schlichting, J., Schaefer, C.T., Heuer, L.J., & Chin, M.H. (2009). Insurance status and quality of diabetes care in community health centers. American Journal Public Health, 99(4), 742-747. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.125534.

Chin, M.H., Kirchhoff, A.C., Schlottauer, A.E., Graber, J.E., Brown, S.E.S., Rimington, A., Drum, M.L., Schaefer, C.T., Heuer, L., Huag, E.S., Shook, M.E., Tang, H., & Casalino, L.P. (2008). Sustaining quality improvement in community health centers: Perceptions of leaders and staff. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 31(4), 319-329. DOI: 10.1097/01.JAC.0000336551.67922.2f.

Cheung, K., Moiduddin, A., Chin, M., Drum, M., Brown, S., Graber, J., Heuer, L., Quinn, M., Schaefer, C., Walters, A., & Huang, E. (2008 April/June). The perceived financial impact of quality improvement efforts in community health centers. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 31(2), 111-119. DOI: 10.1097/01.JAC.0000314701.50042.0b

Graber, J., Huang, E.S., Drum, M.L., Chin, M., Walters, A.E., Heuer, L., Tang, H., Schaefer, C., & Quinn, M. (2008). Predicting changes in staff morale and burnout at community health centers participating in the health disparities collaboratives. HRS: Heath Services Research, 1-21. DIO: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2007.00828x.

Book Chapter (In Press)

Heuer, L., Lindquist, C., Klug, M.G. & Leff, M. (In press). Cultural competency in workforce development: Perspectives from a rural, Native American Project. In C. King & P. Young Hong (Eds.), Pathways to Careers in Healthcare. Kalamazoo, MI: Upjohn Institute Press

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