Mary Dierich

NURS - Content - 180x222 - Mary DierichMary Dierich, PhD, RN, C-GNP
Clinical Associate Professor
Coordinator, Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Specialty Area

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6-133 Weaver-Densford Hall

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School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Co-operative Membership:
Adult and Gerontological Health

Education Background:

PhD, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Dissertation Title: High Risk Medication Regimens and Medication Related Predictors of Readmission in Elderly Home Care Clients
Funding: John A. Hartford Scholar 2008-2010

Masters of Science, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Health Services Research, Policy and Administration
Plan B Project: A comprehensive literature review on the efficacy of major depression treatments for the elderly

Masters of Science, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Gerontological Nursing Nurse Practitioner / Clinical Specialist
Plan B Project: Development of a teaching tape for upper endoscopy and subsequent exploratory study evaluating the effectiveness and cost containment policies in patient teaching

Bachelors of Science, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Majors: Nursing, Psychology (Honors Program)
Minors: Biology, Developmental Psychology

Teaching Interests:
Adult/Gerontological Nursing DNP Program

Research Interests

  • The effect of medication management of readmission to the hospital
  • Models of care for older adults
  • Health care policy and the provision of care for older adults
  • Faculty Practice: HealthPartners GNP, Geriatrics Department

Service Interests:

  • Eldercare Workforce Alliance
  • American Geriatrics Society - Public Policy Committee 5/2010 - 5/2013
  • Minnesota Department of Health
    • Committee for Evaluation of Nursing Home Performance Improvement Projects for Funding, 2008-present
    • Served as faculty for working with nursing homes to improve proposals 9/09-presen
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
    • Planning Committee 5/2009-3/2012
    • Subcommittee to evaluate Symposia presentation proposals

Publications - Peer Reviewed Journals

Dierich, M. (2010). Dependency in Community Dwelling Elders: A Concept Clarification. Intended for submission to the Journal of Advanced Nursing. (In Process)

Dierich, M.T., Mueller, C.C., & Westra, B.L. (2011). Medication regimens in older home care patients. Gerontological Nursing, 37, 45-55.

Westra, G.L., Dey, S., Fang, G., Steinbach, M., Kumar V., Savik, K., Oancea, C., & Dierich, M. (2011) Interpretable predictive models for knowledge discovery from home-care electronic health records. Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 2(1), 55-74.

O'Leary, M. & Dierich, M. (2010). Botulinum toxin type A for the treatment of urinary dysfunction in neurological disorders. Urologic Nursing, 30. 228-234

O'Leary, M. & Dierich, M. (2010). urinary tract dysfunction in neurological disorders: the nurses role in assessment and management. The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 42, 8-23.

Dierich, M. (2007). Adventures in health care: designing a wellness center for low income elders. Urologic Nursing, 27(5), 403-408.

McGee S.M., Marquez, J.C., Dierich, M., Coad, J.E., & Hulbert, J.D. (2002). A comparison of therapeutic outcomes in males and females after transurethral injection with Durasphere for type III stress urinary incontinence. BJU International, 90(suppl 2), 250.

Dierich, M. (1998). A retrospective review of outcomes in one clinic's treatment of urinary incontinence. Urologic Nursing, 18(4), 283-287.


Publications - Books:

Dierich, M. (2002). urinary disorders (chapter 88) in CB Rosdahl & MT Kowalski (Eds), Textbook of Basic Nursing (pp. 1462-1489). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Dierich, M. (2000). Bladder dysfunction in MS patients. In JS Burks & KP Johnson (Eds.) Multiple sclerosis: diagnosis, medical management, and rehabilitation (pp. 433-451). New York: Demos.

Dierich, M.T., Froe, F. (2000). Overcoming Incontinence, a Straightforward Guide to Your Options. new York: John Wiley and Sons.

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