Linda Juergensen

Lecturer (Professorial Stream)

Locations / Contact Info:

334 Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 33316

Email address(es):

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Nursing


PhD Candidate (in progress) - 2014
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

MScN - 1997
Queen's University
Kingston, ON

BScN - 1994
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

RN Diploma - 1989
St. Boniface General Hospital School of Nursing
Winnipeg, MB


Linda Juergensen is a Registered Nurse and Ph.D. candidate from the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa with an interest in the sociopolitical context of health.  As a former public health nurse, she has lived and worked in Canada, Africa and the Middle East.  Her undergraduate and graduate training, teaching and research in community health nursing combines a local and global perspective, as well as a social justice and critical theory lens. For her Master’s thesis, she explored the meaning and function of illicit injection drug use for women from a feminist perspective.  Her doctoral study describes the effects of viewing epidemics as “wars,” namely the war on HIV/AIDS, on public health policies, practices and the experiences of people at risk or living with the virus in Ontario. She is particularly interested in the concept of “engagement” and examining the implications of decolonization and reconciliation for the development of a more inclusive and comprehensive approach to public health care with people affected by HIV and Tuberculosis.

The question driving her research is:  How can public health nurses help form more effective partnerships in the management of infectious diseases where “no one is left behind?” 

Research interests:


  • Health equity
  • Public health nursing
  • Critical theory
  • Transformational leadership
  • Collaborative practices
  • Harm reduction
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Global citizenship

Selected Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals:

1. Adam, S. & Juergensen, L. (2019). Toward critical thinking as a virtue: The case of mental health nursing education. Nursing Education in Practice, 38, 138-144. 

2. Adam, S., van Daalen-Smith, C., & Juergensen, L. (2019).The indispensability of critique: Reflections on bearing witness to mental health discourse. Witness: The Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse, 1(1), 39-48.

3. Gifford, W. A., Squires, J. E, Angus, D. E, Ashley, L. A., Brosseau, L., Craik, J. M., Domecq, M., Egan, M. Holyoke, P., Juergensen, L., Wallin, L., Wazni, L., & Graham, I. D. (2018).   Managerial leadership for research use in nursing and allied health care professions:  A Systematic Review. Implementation Science, 13, 1-23.

Invited Presentations:

1. Adam, S., van Daalen-Smith, C., & Juergensen, L. (June 13, 2019). The indispensability of critique: Reflections on bearing witness to mental health care. Social Justice in Nursing Conference. Toronto, Canada

2. Adam, S. & Juergensen, L. (May 28, 2019). Working with psychiatric consumers and survivors: Theory, method, advocacy. National Community Health Nursing Conference. St. John, Canada

3. Juergensen, L., Adams, S., Meerai, S., Kaszap, M., Bridgeman, J., Mackinnon, J., McFadden, G., Zamfir, R. & MacLean, R. (May 1, 2019). Deconstructing political policies and perceptions of drug use and stigma:  A scoping review (Poster). Harm Reduction International (HRI) 2019 Conference, Porto, Portugal

4. Juergensen, L. (April, 2018).  A case management nursing perspective on the “War on HIV/AIDS:” A critical reflection on the meaning of “engagement” in public health practice in Ontario. The 27th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Vancouver, BC

5.  Juergensen, L. (2017).  A critical ethnography of the work of case management nurses in the ‘War on HIV/AIDS.’ Canadian Public Health Association National Conference, Halifax, NS

6.  Juergensen, L. (2016).  A critical concept analysis of ‘case management:’ Helping re-imagine the HIV/AIDS response. Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care National Conference, Halifax, NS

Articles in the Media:

1. Holmes, D., Juergensen, L., Murray, S. J. (2018, November 21). The red line crossed, Jamal Khashoggi's life cannot be sacrificed for Canada's economy [Opinion-Editorial]. The Globe and Mail online.

2.  Juergensen, L. (2018, August 16).  Safe injection sites are an ethical imperative, not a political option [Opinion-Editorial].  Toronto Star, p. A12.

3.  Juergensen, L. (2017, December 20).  Current Issues in Public Health:  Can you imagine a public health response without signs telling people what to do? [Opinion-Editorial]. Health Digest, Canadian Public Health Association, online journal. 



Other Research Outputs

1. Juergensen, L. (March 21, 2019). The effect of public health policies on stigma and innovations in HIV case management nursing. Webinar Series: Reducing stigma related to sexuality, substance use and STBBIs. Canadian Public Health Association, Ottawa, Canada


Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)

Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA)

Canadian Nurses Association

College of Nurses of Ontario

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario

Service/Community Activities

Witness: The Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse
Editorial Collective Member


Ontario Graduate Scholarships

Ambassador's Award for Excellent Achievement, Canadian Embassy, Amman, Jordan

Dean's Award for Outstanding Extracurricular Achievement, Queen's University

University of Ottawa Gold Medal in Nursing


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Not Indicated

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

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Not Indicated

Current Research

Doctoral Thesis:  The public health response to HIV/AIDS in Ontario: A critical ethnography of case management nursing. 

Co-supervisors:  Dr. Dave Holmes & Dr. Patrick O'Bryne, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa

Research Projects

A. Understanding and addressing the stigma of drug use: Examining "NIMBY" using Community-Based Participatory Research
Phase 1 presented: Juergensen, L., Adam, S., Meerai, S., Kyzap, M., Bridgeman, J., Mackinnon, J., McFadden, G., Zamfir, R., & MacLean, R. (2019). Deconstructing Political Policies and Perceptions of Drug Use and Stigma: A Scoping Review. (Poster). Harm Reduction International. Porto, Portugal, April 30-May1.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Funded by: Other...

B. Mapping the meaning of engagement and promising practices in Tuberculosis (TB) care in Inuit Nunangat: A 'cartography of the present'
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $3000
Year Funded: 2019
Funded by: York University

C. Adapting transitions-in-care (TiC) strategies for cancer to be culturally relevant with First Nations communities
Gifford, W. (P.I)., Centre for Research in Health and Nursing, University of Ottawa
Role: CoInvestigator
Amount funded: $200,000
Year Funded: 2019
Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

D. Examining community-delivered HIV PEP for gay, bisexual and other MSM
Dr. Patrick O'Byrne (P.I.), School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
Role: Collaborator
Duration: 2013
Funded by: Other...

E. PROUD: Participatory research in Ottawa - Understanding drugs
Dr. Mark Tyndall (P.I.), Department of Medicine, University of Ottaw
Role: Collaborator
Year Funded: 2013
Funded by: Other...

Curriculum Vitae (C.V. file):

CV of Linda Juergensen