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Gerri Lasiuk BA (Psych) MN, PhD, RPN RN, CPMHN(C) Assistant Dean, Regina & South and Associate Professor

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Biography

Gerri Lasiuk is an Associate Professor at the College of Nursing Regina campus. She is a registered psychiatric nurse/registered nurse and a certified psychiatric/mental health nurse (Canada). Her clinical background includes acute psychiatry; public health nursing; outreach, high-risk pregnancy program; mental health therapist in First Nation Communities; and psychotherapist in private practice.

Gerri’s clinical and research interests relate to mental health/psychiatric nursing, particularly women’s mental health as it relates to childhood adversity, perinatal mental health, and the development of gender-sensitive and trauma-informed mental health services and programs. Her past work includes the development of the Handbook on Sensitive Practice for Health Care Practitioners; projects related to screening for mental health problems in pregnancy; and the development of a storybook resource for parents of preterm babies in the NICU. Gerri’s current projects include a qualitative study of women’s experience of perinatal loss and assessment of the health and health needs of vulnerably housed women and children served by the Regina YWCA housing programs.  

Gerri has taught undergraduate courses in mental health/psychiatric nursing, interpersonal communication, group theory, family, and human sexuality. She also teaches graduate courses and works extensively with masters and doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.       

Research Interests

  • Mental health and mental health care
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Health effects of child adversity
  • Writing in nursing
  • Simulation-based learning

Methodology

  • Qualitative
  • Mixed methods

Publications

Hirani, S., Norris, C., Van Vliet, J., Veldhuyzen Van Zanten, S., Karmaliani, R., & Lasiuk, G. (2018, April 21). Social support intervention to promote resilience and quality of life in women living in Karachi, Pakistan: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Public Health, 63(6), 698-702. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-018-1101-y.

Hirani, S., Lasiuk, G., Van Vliet, J., Veldhuyzen Van Zanten, S., Karmaliani, R., & Norris, C. (2018, April 1). Comparison of Urdu versions of the Resilience Scale (RS-14) and the Resilience Scale for Adults (RSA). Journal of Nursing Measurement, 26(1), 106-120. doi: 10.1891/1061-3749.26.1.106.

Olson, J., Paul, P., Lasiuk, G., Davidson, S., Wilson-Keates, B., Ellis, R., ... Savard, W. (2018, February 20). The state of knowledge regarding the use of simulation in pre-licensure nursing education: A mixed methods systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 15(1), 1-12. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijnes-2017-0050.

Kozyakovsky, A., Mpouzika, M. D. A., Lasiuk, G., & Norris, C. (2017, November). Blood glucose control in sepsis: A comprehensive narrative review. CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing, 11(2), 59-64.

Teixeira, C., Lasiuk, G., Barton, S., Gherardi-Donato, E., & Fernandes, M. N. F. (2017, October). An exploration of addiction in adults experiencing early-life stress: A metasynthesis. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, 25e. DOI: 10.1590/1518-8345.2026.2939.

Slomp, F. J., Mayan, M. J., Lasiuk, G. C., & Dick, B. D. (2017, August 20). The determinants of meaning of pain following an acute traumatic injury. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 32(2), 672-680. DOI: 10.1111/scs.12493. [Epub ahead of print]

Frello Roque, A. T., Lasiuk, G., Radün, V., & Hegadoren, K. (2017, July). A scoping review of parental mental health in the neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Obstetrical and Neonatal Nursing, 46(4), 576-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2017.02.005.

Jacob, C., Lasiuk, G., & Hegadoren, K. (2017, April). Risk factors associated with intensive care delirium: A systematized review. CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing, 11(1), 7-12. http://en.connectpublishing.org/issues.php.

Kingston, D., Austin, M-P., Veldhuyzen van Zanten, S., Harvalik, P., Giallo, R., McDonald, S., ... Biringer, A. (2017, April). Pregnant women’s views on the feasibility and acceptability of web-based mental health e-screening versus paper-based screening: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(3), e88. http://www.jmir.org/2017/4/e88/.

Ohlhauser, K., Lasiuk, G., & Norris, G. (2017, April). Independent decision making by ICU nurses: A scoping review. CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing, 11(1), 18-25. http://en.connectpublishing.org/issues.php.

Scott, R., Lasiuk, G., & Norris, C. (2017, March). Sexual orientation and depression in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 107(6), e545-e549. DOI: 10.17269/CJPH.107.5506.

Kurich, T., Lasiuk, G., & Norris, C. (2017). Acute coronary syndromes symptom presentation among persons of South Asian descent: A comprehensive literature review. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 27(1), 6-13.

Scott, R., Lasiuk, G., & Norris, C. (2016, December). The relationship between sexual orientation and depression in a national population sample. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(23-24), 3522-3532. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13286.

Chaudoir, S., Lasiuk, G., & Trepanier, G. (2016, October). Writing Assignments: A Relatively Emotional Experience of Learning to Write in one Baccalaureate Nursing Program. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education, 2(2).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17483/2368-6669.1061 - https://qane-afi.casn.ca/journal/vol2/iss2/3/

Scott, Lasiuk, G., & Norris, C. (2016, October). Depression in lesbian, gay, and bisexual members of the Canadian Armed Forces. LGBT Health, 3(5), 366-72. DOI:10.1089/lgbt.2016.0050.

Hirani, S., Lasiuk, G., & Hegadoren, G. (2016, August). The Intersection of Gender and Resilience. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 23(6-7), 455-67. DOI: 10.1111/jpm.12313.

Kingston, D., Austin, M-P., Vermeyden, L., Heaman, M., Hegadoren, K., Lasiuk, G., ... Biringer, A. (2015, December 22). Pregnant Women’s Perceptions of Harms and Benefits of Mental Health Screening. PLOS ONE, 10(12), e0145189. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145189..

Kingston, D., Biringer, A., Toosi, A., Heaman, M., Lasiuk, G., McDonald, S., ... Austin, M-P. (2015, November 1). Disclosure during prenatal mental health screening. Journal of Affective Disorders, 186, 90-94. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.07.003.

Kingston, D., Biringer, A., McDonald, S., Heaman, M., Lasiuk, G., Hegadoren, K., ... Austin, M-P. (2015, October). Preferences for mental health screening among pregnant women: A cross-sectional study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 49(4), e35-43. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.03.026.

Kingston, D., Austin, M-P., Heaman, M., McDonald, S., Lasiuk, G., Sword, W., ... Biringer, A. (2015, November 1). Barriers and facilitators of mental health screening in pregnancy. Journal of Affective Disorders, 186, 350-357. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2015.06.029.

Braga Esteves, R., Lasiuk, G., Cardoso, L., & Kent-Wilkinson, A. (2014, October). Toward the establishment of a forensic nursing specialty in Brazil: An integrative literature review. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 10(4), 189-98. doi: 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000048..

Kingston, D., McDonald, S., Austin, M-P., Hegadoren, K., Lasiuk, G., & Tough, S. (2014, February 24). The public’s views of acceptability of mental health in pregnant and postpartum women: A population based study. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 14, 84. doi:10.1186/1471-2393-14-84.

Kingston, D., Hegadoren, K., Austin, M-P., Lasiuk, G., McDonald, S., McDonald, S., ... Verldhuyzen van Zanten, S. (2014, March 6). Study protocol for a randomized, controlled, superiority trial comparing the clinical and cost- effectiveness of integrated online mental health assessment-referral-care in pregnancy to usual prenatal care on prenatal and postnatal mental health and infant health and development: The Integrated Maternal Psychosocial Assessment to Care Trial (IMPACT). Trials, 15(72). DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-72.

Kingston, D., McDonald, S., Austin, M-P., Hegadoren, K., Lasiuk, G., & Tough, S. (2014, February 14). The public’s views of acceptability of mental health in pregnant and postpartum women: A population based study. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 14, 84. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-84.

Kingston, D., McDonald, S., Tough, S., Austin, M-P., Hegadoren, K., & Lasiuk, G. (2014, February 14). Public views of acceptability of perinatal mental health screening and treatment preference: A population based survey. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 14. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-67.

Kingston, D., McDonald, S., Biringer, A., Austin, M-P., Hegadoren, K., McDonald, S., ... Verldhuyzen van Zanten, S. (2014, January 2). Comparing the feasibility, acceptability, clinical-, and cost-effectiveness of mental health e-screening to paper-based screening on the detection of depression, anxiety, and psychosocial risk in pregnant women: A study protocol of a randomized, parallel-group, superiority trial. Trials, 15(1), 3. DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-3.

Veronovici, N., Lasiuk, G., & Norris, G. (2013, February). Discharge education for cardiovascular surgical patients: A review of the literature. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 12(1), 22-31. DOI: 10.1177/1474515113504863.

Lasiuk, G., Comeau, T., & Newburn-Cook, C. (2013, January 31). Unexpected: An interpretive description of parental trauma associated with preterm birth. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 13(Suppl 1), S13. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-13-S1-S13.

Grants

Grants, Awarded (Peer-Reviewed)

Jansen S (Principal Investigator), Bassendowski S (Co­principal Investigator), Campbell T (Co-investigator), Dietrich Leurer M (Co-investigator), Malloy P (Co-investigator), Penz K (Co-investigator), Vandenberg H (Co-investigator), Rodger K (Co-investigator), Petrucka P (Co-investigator), Juckes K (Co-investigator), Bigalky J (Co-investigator), Lasiuk G (Co-investigator). BSN Nursing Students Perceptions of Distributed Synchronous Learning at the Yorkton and Regina, SK Campuses, The Provost's Project Grant for Innovative Practice in Collaborative Teaching and Learning University of Saskatchewan. Total: $10,000.00 for 2017-03 to 2019-03

Lasiuk G (Co-principal Investigator), Fowler-Kerry S (Co-principal Investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator). Understanding parents' experience of perinatal loss: A photovoice study, RBC at the College of Nursing. Total: $15,000.00 for 2016-06 to 2017-12

Hegadoren K (Principal Investigator), Salami BO (Co­principal Investigator), Pitre N (Co-investigator), Lasiuk G (Co-investigator). A research partnership to investigate domestic violence experienced by immigrant women, Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, University of Alberta. Total: $50,000.00 for 2015-06 to 2017-05

Lasiuk G (Principal Investigator), Davidson S (Co-investigator), Paul P (Co-investigator), Wilson-Keates B (Co-investigator). Mapping Simulation Experiences and Outcomes in Prelicensure Nursing Education: A Knowledge Synthesis Project, Jack Kay Nursing Simulation Award, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. Total: $17,000.00 for 2014-09 to 2015-08

Kingston D (Principal Investigator), Austin M (Co-investigator), Biringer A (Co-investigator), Hegadoren K (Co-investigator), Giallo R (Co-investigator), Lasiuk G (Co-investigator), MacQueen G (Co-investigator), McDonald S (Co-investigator), McDonald S (Co-investigator), Sagle M (Co-investigator), Veldhuyzen Van Zanten S (Co-investigator). Mental Health of Women and Men Seeking Infertility Treatment, Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, University of Alberta. Total: $50,000.00 for 2014-06 to 2016-05

King S (Principal Investigator), Bates H (Co-investigator), Gaudet-Amigo G (Co-investigator), Causgrove-Dunn J (Co-investigator), Hillier T (Co-investigator), Lasiuk G (Co-investigator). IntD 410 Health Team Development, University of Alberta. Total: $73,587.00 for 2014-04 to 2016-03

Hegadoren K (Principal Investigator), Joyce A (Co-investigator), Lasiuk G (Co-investigator), MacQueen G (Co-investigator), Norris C (Co-investigator), Pitre N (Co-investigator). Women, Violence and Trust: a Preclinical Study of Oxytocin, CIHR. Total: $168,693.00 for 2013-09 to 2015-09

Lasiuk G (Principal Investigator), Benzies K (Co-investigator), Hegadoren K (Co-investigator), Jubinville J (Co-investigator), Kingston D (Co-investigator), McNeil D (Co-investigator), Peter J (Co-investigator), van Manen M (Co-investigator). Storybook Intervention for Parents in the NICU, Grant, Alberta Innovates: Health Solutions [formerly Alberta Heritage Fund for Medical Research]. Total: $41,167.00 for 2013-06 to 2014-03

Kingston D (Principal Investigator), Austin M (Co-investigator), Biringer A (Co-investigator), Hegadoren K (Co-investigator), Lasiuk G (Co-investigator), MacQueen G (Co-investigator), McDonald S (Co-investigator), McDonald S (Co-investigator), McGrath P (Co-investigator), Schopflocher D (Co-investigator), Sword W (Co-investigator), Veldhuyzen van Zanten S (Co-investigator). . Integrated Maternal Psychosocial Assessment to Care Trial (IMPACT), CIHR (Open Operating Grant). Total: $346,232.00 for 2013-06 to 2017-05

Kingston D (Principal Investigator), Austin M (Co-investigator), Biringer A (Co-investigator), Hegadoren K (Co-investigator), Lasiuk G (Co-investigator), MacQueen G (Co-investigator), McDonald S (Co-investigator), McDonald S (Co-investigator), Ohinmaa A (Co-investigator), Sword W (Co-investigator), Veldhuyzen van Zanten S (Co-investigator). Mental Health E-Screening in Pregnant and Postpartum Women, Catalyst Grant: E-Health Innovations, CIHR. Total: $99,902.00 for 2013 to 2014

Pitre N (Principal Investigator), Hegadoren K (Co-investigator), Kingston D (Co-investigator), Lasiuk G (Co-investigator). Mothering in the Light of Past Interpersonal Violence, Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, University of Alberta. Total: $49,986.00 for 2013-06 to 2017-05

Kingston D (Principal Investigator), Austin M (Co-investigator), Biringer A (Co-investigator), Chaput K (Co-investigator), Hegadoren K (Co-investigator), Heaman M (Co-investigator), Lasiuk G (Co-investigator), MacQueen G (Co-investigator), McDonald S (Co-investigator), McGrath P (Co-investigator), Schopflocher D (Co-investigator), Watts R (Collaborator). Maternal Psychosocial Assessment to Care Trial Pilot (IMPACT-Pilot), Norlien Foundation. Total: $124,996.00 for 2012-11 to 2014-10

Kingston D (Principal Investigator), Austin MP (Co-investigator), Biringer A (Co-investigator), Heaman M (Co-investigator), Hegadoren KM (Co-investigator), Higgenbottom G (Co-investigator), Lasiuk G (Co-investigator), McDonald SD (Co-investigator), McDonald S (Co-investigator), Sword W (Co-investigator). Barriers and Facilitators of Psychosocial Assessment in Pregnant and Postpartum Women and their Healthcare Providers in Alberta., Women and Children’s Health Research Institute. Total: $49,998.00 for 2012-06 to 2014-05

Kingston D (Principal Investigator), Austin M (Co-investigator), Biringer A (Co-investigator), Heaman M (Co-investigator), Hegadoren KM (Co-investigator), Lasiuk G (Co-investigator), McDonald SD (Co-investigator), McDonald S (Co-investigator), Sword W (Co-investigator). Development and Testing of a Survey of Barriers and Facilitators of Psychosocial Assessment in Pregnant and Postpartum Women and their Healthcare Providers, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Establishment Fund. Total: $15,000.00 for 2012 to 2013

Graves R (Principal Investigator), Lasiuk G (Co-investigator), Read D (Co-investigator). Assessing and Developing Group Writing Tutorials to Improve Undergraduate Student Writing, University of Alberta Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund [TLEF]. Total: $62,778.00 for 2012-03 to 2014-02

Grants, Awarded (Non-Peer-Reviewed)

Lasiuk G (Principal Investigator), Aitkin H (Co-investigator), Campbell T (Co-investigator), Dietrich Leurer M (Co-investigator), Malloy P (Co-investigator). Homelessness, Women, & Health: A Proposal to Study the Health and Health Care Needs of Homeless Women Served by the Regina YWCA, Assessment of the health and health needs of homeless women and children associated with the Regina YWCA housing programs Faculty Recruitment and Retention Program, College of Nursing and the University of Saskatchewan. Total: $59,050.00 for 2017-10-16 to 2019-10-14

Lasiuk G (Co-principal Investigator), Damodharan S (Co-principal Investigator), McCarron M (Co-investigator), Pain K (Co-investigator). Evaluation of the Partial Psychiatric Hospitalist Model in the Regina Qu'Appelle Department of Psychiatry: Perceptions of Staff, Physicians, Patients, and Families, Committed to its vision of healthy people, families, and communities, the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) has initiated several continuous quality improvement initiatives under the framework of the Balanced Care Model. The model is intended to achieve spent in inpatient care, reduce variability in clinical service provision, enable a better patient flow, and minimize risks in transition from inpatient to outpatient care. This project is evaluating whether the partial psychiatric hospitalist model is meeting its intended objectives Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region. Total: $2,500.00 for 2017-05 to 2018-12

Other, Awarded

Lasiuk G (Principal Investigator), Damodharan S (Co­principal Investigator), McCarron M (Co-investigator). Undergraduate Summer Research Studentship, Evaluation of the Partial Hospitalist Model, RQHR Department of Psychiatry Office of the Vice-President Research (OVPR) Undergraduate Research Initiative. Total: $1,200.00 for 2017-06 to 2017-08