Danuta M. Wojnar, PhD, RN, MN, MED, IBCLC, FAAN

PhD in Nursing, University of Washington
MN, Dalhousie University
BSN, Dalhousie University
MED, Yagiellonian University
MA in Russian Philology, Yagiellonian University

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Professor
N. Jean Bushman Endowed Chair
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

Phone: (206) 296-2544

Building/Room: Garrand 200F

Wojnar CV 060315

Areas of Interest

Research

My program of research centers in three key areas: 1) support of breastfeeding women through research and policy development; (2) culturally sensitive care to diverse populations, with special focus lesbian and other nontraditional families subsequent to unexpected pregnancy loss; and (3) application of theoretical frameworks to meet the healthcare needs of diverse populations in the United States.

Teaching

Over the past 10 years I taught across the undergraduate and graduate curricula at Seattle University College of Nursing (SU CON). Areas of expertise include reproductive health theory and clinical, human lactation, research methods, concepts and theories for advanced nursing practice, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Capstone seminars. I supervised numerous MSN thesis and scholarly projects, DNP capstones, and was a supervisory committee member for PhD in Nursing Science dissertation research.

Service/Practice

My service to the profession and Seattle University is driven by my strong commitment to excellence in nursing. Key activities on national level include service on the American Nurses Association Steering Committee to identify Barriers to RN Scope of Practice, American Academy of Nursing Expert Panel on RNs in Primary Care, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Leadership Action Project to identify the optimal roles for RNs in primary care settings, and service on the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners/ Lactation Education Review and Program Approval Committee. Key service to the College in recent years includes my work as the Chair of the Department of Maternal/ Child and Family Nursing (2010-2015), Chair of the Rank and Tenure Committee (2011-2015), and work on the CON Executive team (2010-present).

Research Projects

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2012-2015):

D. Wojnar, B. Bowie, R. Narruhn (co-principal investigators). Barriers and Facilitators to successful transition to host country for immigrant youth from Somalia, Eritrea, and Syria. 

Funding: $8,100.00 Seattle University College of Nursing Research Seed Fund.

C. Hayes, J. Smolowitz, E. Speakman, S. Ulrich, M.E. Whelan, D. Wojnar, L. Wood (co-principal investigators): The roles nursing in primary care in the USA: An exploration.

D. Wojnar (PI): Nursing Students in Primary Care: Appreciative Inquiry and National level Survey of the Schools of Nursing. (in progress).

Funding: $700,000.00 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

B. Bowie, D. Wojnar (co-principal investigators): Barriers to effective parenting for first generation Somali immigrants. (Jan 2010-June 2012). 

B. Bowie (PI), S. Song, S. Adejumobi, D. Wojnar, M.K. Brennan, V. Rucker, C. Garoutte. (Co-investigator). Neighborhood House Partnership Community based project with the goal of improving the delivery of early education to ensure healthy start in life for all children.

Funding: $68,000.00 Better Way Foundation 

B. Bowie (PI), M.K. Brennan, C. Garoutte, D. Wojnar, S. Adejumobi, S. Song. Research for a Strong Start (June 2011-June 2012).

Funding: $4,100.00 Seattle University Mission Fund

D. Wojnar (PI) Lesbian Couples’ Grief and Depression in the First Six Months after Miscarriage. (Sept. 2010–Dec. 2013).

Funding: $24,965.00 J. Sinegal Foundation

K. Israel-Ballard (PI), J. Andreson, Nobanzi, N., Hepfer, B., King'ori, E., Oketch, J., Wojnar, D., Cowgill, K. Infant Feeding Buddies: A Strategy to Support Safe Infant Feeding for HIV-Positive Mothers in South Africa (June 2010-June 2012). 

Funding: $25,000.00 PATH

Wojnar, D. Perinatal Experiences of Somali Couples (June 2008- June 2010). 

Funding: $5,000.00 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, $3,500.00 Barlow Foundation.

Wojnar, D. Postpartum depression symptoms among fathers and social mothers (June 2008-June 2009).

Funding: $7,500.00 Seattle University Summer Faculty Fellowship, $1,000.00 Seattle University College of Nursing Intramural Seed Research Fund

D. Wojnar, K.M. Swanson, A. Adolfsson (Co-Principal Investigators): Development of a Universal Miscarriage Model for Use in Research and Clinical practice: A Phenomenological Analysis (Oct. 2008- Oct. 2009).

Funding: none applied for

Wojnar, D. (PI): Pregnancy and Childbirth Experiences of Lesbian Mothers: Phenomenological Inquiry (Oct. 2005- Nov. 2006).

Funding: $1,000.00 Dibble-De Joseph UCSF Research Grant in Women’s Health.

K.M. Swanson (PI) Couples’ Miscarriage Healing Project.Data Analysis team member, University of Washington, School of Nursing. (Sept. 2005- June 2008). 

Funding: $ 1,466,888.00 NIH 1 R-O1 NR 05343-01A1 

Wojnar, D. (PI) Miscarriage after Infertility: A pilot study (Oct. 2005- Sept. 2006).

Funding: $1,500.00 Seattle University Sponsored Research Office.

University of Washington School of Nursing 2002-2005

K.M. Swanson (PI) Couples’ Miscarriage Healing Project.Research Associate. (Sept. 2002- July 2005).

Funding: $1,466,888.00 NIH 1 R-O1 NR 05343-01A1

Wojnar, D.Dissertation Research: Miscarriage Experiences of Lesbian Co-Mothers: Couples’ Perspectives. (Jan. 2004 –May 2005).

Funding: $9,000.00 IWK Health Center Ruby Blois Research Award; $5,000.00 University of Washington School of Nursing Hester Mac Laws’ Research Award; $11, 000.00 Dalhousie University Alumni Electa McLennan Memorial Research Fund; $5,000.00 STTI/WIN Research Award. 

Total funding: $30,000.00.

IWK Health Center 1998-2002

Wojnar, D. (PI) E. Snelgrove-Clark, K. Porier (co-investigators). Group versus Individual Teaching during Postpartum Hospitalization: A pilot study (Dec. 2000-June 2002)

Funding: $7,500.00 IWK Health Center Health Research Foundation, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Wojnar, D.Master Thesis: Women’s Perceptions of Early Mothering Experiences and Breastfeeding Outcomes: A mixed methods study (Oct. 1998-May 2002).

Funding: $7,500.00 IWK Health Center Ruby Blois Research Fund.

Recent Publications

Yang, Y., Wojnar, D., and Lewis, F.M. (2015). Becoming a person with HIV: experiences of Cambodian women infected by their spouses. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 18, 1-12.

Yang, Y., Lewis, F.M., and Wojnar D. (2015). Life changes in women infected with HIV by their husbands: An interpretive phenomenological study. Journal of Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. 26(5), 580-594. 

Wojnar, D. M. (2015). Perinatal experiences of Somali couples in the USA. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing (in press).

Smolowitz, J., Speakman, E., Wojnar, D.M. Whelan, E.M., Ulrich, S., Hayes, C., and Wood, L. (2015). Nurses in primary care. Nursing Outlook. 63(2), 130-137. 

Ellis, S., Wojnar, D., and Pettinatto, M. (2015). Conception, pregnancy, and birth experiences of male and gender variant parents: It’s how we could be a family. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 60(1), 62-69. 

Trotter, A., Matt, S., and Wojnar, D. (2014). Communication strategies and accommodations utilized by health care providers with hearing losses, a pilot study. The American Journal of Audiology, 23(1), 7-19.

Leach, S., Wojnar, D., and Pettinatto, M. (2014). Lived experience of miscarriage for nine Latina women. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 18(1), 10-17.

Wojnar, D., and Katzenmyer, A. (2014). Becoming a parent for non-biological lesbian mothers. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. 43(1), 50–60. 

Wojnar, D., Cowgill, K., Hoffman, L., Carlson, H. (2013). Evaluation of an evidence-based Pitocin administration checklist at a tertiary-level hospital. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 16, 36(8), 975-988. 2013 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID 24347308 PubMed].

Andreson, J., Nobanzi, N., Hepfer, B., King'ori, E., Oketch, J., Wojnar, D., Cowgill, K., and Israel-Ballard, K. (2013). Infant feeding buddies: A strategy to support safe infant feeding for HIV-positive mothers. Journal of Human Lactation. 29 (1), 90–93.

Wojnar, D., Swanson, K.M., and Adolfsson, A. (2011). Miscarriage: Confronting the Inevitable. A conceptual model for use in clinical practice and research. Death Studies, 35 (6), 536-558.

Swanson, K.M., Chen S., Graham, C., Wojnar, D., and Petras, A. (2009). Resolution of depression and grief during the first year after miscarriage: A randomized controlled clinical trial of couples-focused interventions. Journal of Women’s Health. 18(8), 1245-57.

Wojnar, D. (2007). Miscarriage Experiences of Lesbian Birth and Social Mothers: Couples’ perspectives. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 52(5), 479-85.

Wojnar, D., Hogan, J., Nagle, W., Roberts, J., Etowa, J., and Carson, G. (2006). Development and Implementation of a Breastfeeding Policy: Bringing an ideal to reality, Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing. 9S1, 653-e56.

Wojnar, D. and Swanson, K. (2007). Phenomenology: An exploration. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 25(3), 172-80; discussion 181-2; quiz 183-185.

Wojnar, D. and Swanson, K.M. (2006). Why shouldn’t lesbian miscarriage receive special consideration? A viewpoint. Journal of GLTB Family Studies, 2(1), 1-12.

Wojnar, D. (2004) Maternal perceptions of early breastfeeding experiences and breastfeeding outcomes at 6 weeks. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing. 8(3), 93-100.

Swanson, K.M. and Wojnar, D. Optimal healing environments in Nursing. (2004). Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 10(1), 43-51.

Wojnar, D. (2003). Developing nursing perspective on spirituality and healing: Questions and answers following a letter to the Editor. Nursing Science Quarterly, 16(3), 297-300.

McCallum, M., Curran-Smith, J., Wojnar, D., and Williamson, S. (2002). Evaluating the impact of organizational learning initiatives. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 18 (4), 177-183. 

Enang, J., Wojnar, D., and Harper, F. (2002). Childbearing among diverse populations: How one hospital is providing multicultural care. Lifelines, 6(2), 153-160.

Wojnar, D. and McMichael, J. (2000). Using ‘Keys to Caregiving’ in an infant massage program with Teen Mothers. NCAST News, 16(4) 1-4.

Refereed Book Chapters

Wojnar, D. (2015). Caring. In S.J. Peterson and T.S. Bredow (Eds.). Middle range theories: Application to nursing research and practice. 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (in press).

Wojnar, D. (2015). Perinatal loss in lesbian families. In P. M. Wright and B. Black (Eds.). Perinatal Bereavement. New York: Springer Publishing (in press).

Wojnar, D. and Nahrrun, R. (2015). Perinatal Health Care of Somali Women: A resource Guide. In: M. deChesnay and B. Anderson (Eds.). Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice and Research. 4th Edition. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett, published in April 2015.

Bowie, B. and Wojnar, D. (2015). Using phenomenology as a research method in community based research. In M. deChesnay (Ed.). Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research Monograph Series, New York: Springer Publishing, published in February 2015.

Wojnar, D. (2014). Social, cultural, and spiritual assessment. In: S. Jensen (Ed.). Health Assessment and Intervention in Nursing. The best Practice Approach. 2nd Edition, Baltimore: Walter Kluwer-Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Wojnar, D. (2012). Swanson’s Middle Range Theory of Caring. In A. Marriner Tomey and M. R. Alligood (Eds.), Nursing Theorists and Their Work, 8th ed., (pp. 762-773). St Louis: Mosby.

Wojnar, D. (2011). Application of K.E. Barnard Caregiver Child Interaction framework in caring for premature infants. In: M. deChesney and B. Anderson (Eds.). Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice and Research, 2nd Edition. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. 

Wojnar, D. (2010). Optimal healing environments for families. In: M. Craft Rosenberg (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Family Health, St Louis: SAGE.

Wojnar, D. (2010). Social, cultural, and spiritual assessment. In: S. Jensen (Ed.). Health Assessment and Intervention in Nursing. The best Practice Approach. Baltimore: Walter Kluwer-Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Wojnar, D. (2010). Swanson’s Middle Range Theory of Caring. In: A. Mariner Tomey and M.R. Alligood (Eds.), Nursing Theorists and Their Work, 7th ed., St Louis: Mosby. 

Wojnar, D. (2011; 2009). Caring theory: Application in nursing research and practice. In: S. Peterson (Ed.), Middle Range theories: Application to Nursing Research. St Louis: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Books

Wojnar, D. (2011). Lesbian miscarriage. Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP): Köln, Germany (in English).

Published Abstracts

Wojnar, D. November 2014. Nursing in primary care: Global perspective. International Conference on Nursing Healthcare Innovation. Paper presented at International Conference on Nursing Healthcare Innovation, Chicago, IL.

Wojnar, D. Sept 2014. Grief and depression patterns in lesbian partners in the first six months after pregnancy loss. Research paper presented at International Conference on Healthcare and Social Welfare, Vasteras, Sweden.

Bowie, B. and Wojnar, D. Sept. 2014. Understanding Somali families’ barriers to effective parenting. Paper presented at the 10th International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference, Spokane, WA.

Whelan, E.M., Wojnar, D., Ulrich, S. June 2014. Nurses in primary care in the USA: State of the Science. Paper presented at Academy Health Conference, San Diego, California.

Kamau, L., Wojnar, D., Cowgill, K. April 2014. Perceptions of the lived experience of residents of Thogoto Home for the Aged in Kikuju, Kenya.Research paper presented at the 47th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, Seattle, WA.

Wojnar, D. April 2014. Perinatal Experiences of Somali couples. Paper presented at Giving Voice to Experience Conference, Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

Bowie, B. and Wojnar, D. Feb. 2014. Understanding Somali families’ barriers to effective parenting. Paper presented at the 10th International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference, Spokane, WA.

Wojnar, D. June 2012. Perinatal Experiences of Somali Couples in the USA.Research paper presented at the International Nursing Conference Caring to Know Knowing to Care, Jerusalem, Israel. 

Wojnar, D., Bowie, B., and McAllister, L. June 2012. Lessons Learned: Building Alliances with Difficult to Reach Communities. Poster presented at the International Nursing Conference Caring to Know, Knowing to Care, Jerusalem, Israel. 

Bowie, B., Wojnar, D., and McAllister, L. June 2012. Understanding Somali Families’ Barriers to Effective Parenting. Research poster presented at the International Nursing Conference Caring to Know, Knowing to care, Jerusalem, Israel.

Dana, N., Israel-Ballard, K., King’ori, J., Oketch, J., Anderson, J., Wojnar, D., and Cowgill, K. June 2011. Feeding buddies: A strategy to support safe infant feeding for HIV positive mothers.Research poster presented at the 5th South African AIDS Conference. Durban, South Africa.

Bowie, B., Wojnar, D., and Carlson, L. April 2011. Understanding Somali Families ‘barriers to effective parenting. 1Research poster presented at the 44th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wojnar, D. and Aden, F. April 2011. Perinatal Care Needs of Somali Immigrants.Research paper presented at the 44th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wojnar, D. April 2010. Miscarriage Experiences of Lesbian Co-mothers. Research poster presented at the 43rd Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

Wojnar, D. April 2009. Fathers and Postpartum Depression.Research paper presented at the 42nd Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, Salt lake City, Utah.

Wojnar, D. June 2008. Social Mothers’ transition to parenthood.Research paper presented at the International Conference of Human Caring. Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Wojnar, D. April 2008. Partners’ transition to parenthood and depressive symptoms. Research poster presented at the 41st Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, WIN, Los Angeles, California.

Wojnar, D. July 2007. Caring for lesbian couples who miscarried.1 Research paper presented at the International Nursing Research Congress. Austria, Vienna. 

Wojnar, D. Apr. 2007. Becoming Lesbian Non-biological Mother.1 Research paper presented at the 40th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, Portland, OR. 

Swanson, K.M. and Wojnar, D. April 2007. Fidelity to theory in a caring based intervention. Research poster presented at the 40th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference. Portland, OR. 

Wojnar, D. March 2007. Caring for Lesbian Couples during the Transition to Parenthood.1 Research paper presented at the 20th Pacific Nursing Research Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Wojnar, D. April 2006. Miscarriage Experiences of Lesbian Birth and Social Mothers.1 Research paper presented at the 39th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Wojnar, D. Nov 2005. Miscarriage experiences of lesbian birth and social mothers. A 2- hour research based symposium presented at the Second National Rainbow Health Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Wojnar, D. April 2005. Maternal perceptions of early breastfeeding experiences of breastfeeding outcomes at 6 weeks.1 Research paper presented at the 38th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference. San Francisco, California.

Swanson, K. and Wojnar D. October 2004. Predicting gender based depression and grief post miscarriage.1 Research paper presented at the National State of the Science Nursing Congress Washington, DC. 

Wojnar, D. April 2004. Gender Differences in Perception of Caring and support after Miscarriage.1 Research paper presented at the 37th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference. Portland, Oregon.

Wojnar, D. June 2002. Group versus Individual Teaching during Postpartum Hospitalization: A Pilot study.1 Research poster presented at the International AWHONN Convention. Boston, MA. 

Wojnar, D. June 2002. Development and Implementation of a Joint Breastfeeding Policy between IWK Health Centre and Public Health Services.1 A quality improvement project paper presented at the International AWHONN Convention. Boston, MA. 

Wojnar, D. Nov 2001. Development of Infant Massage Program in a Tertiary Health Center. A quality improvement project paper presented at the Canadian AWHONN Convention, Vancouver, BC. 

Wojnar, D. Oct. 2001. Planning and Development of a Joint Breastfeeding Policy for the IWK Health Centre and Public Health Services.1 A quality improvement project paper presented at the Canadian National Breastfeeding Conference, Moncton, NB. 

Wojnar, D. and Mac Michael, J. August 2000. Development and Implementation of Community-based Keys to Care giving/Infant Massage Program for Teen Single Mothers. Quality improvement project paper presented at the 9th International NCAST Institute, UW School of Nursing, Seattle, WA. 

McCallum, M., Wojnar, D., Curran-Smith, J., and Williamson, S. July 2000. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: An innovative corporate learning evaluation strategy. Quality improvement project paper presentation at the Educational Innovation in Economics & Business (EDINEB) International Conference. Long Beach, CA. 

Enang, J, Wojnar, D., and Harper, F. June 2000. Development and Implementation of a Multicultural Health program: An Innovative Approach to Meeting the Needs of Culturally Diverse Community. A quality improvement project paper presented at the International AWHONN Convention, Seattle, WA. 

Wojnar, D. April 2000. Helping Women at Risk for Pre-term Birth Deal with the Stress of Hospitalization and Uncertain Motherhood: The Tea & Learn Program. A quality improvement project paper presented at the 20th Perinatal Nursing Conference. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Wojnar, D. McCallum, M, and Curran-Smith, J. April 1999. A Team’s Journey: Developing Learning Evaluation Strategy. A quality improvement paper presented at the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

Cormier, J., Wojnar, D., Myrdock, A., and Campbell, L. November 1998. Implementation of Mother-Baby Telephone Advice. A quality improvement project presented at the Canadian National Baby-Friendly Initiative Conference Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Wertman, F., Wojnar, D., and Snelgrove-Clarke, E. June 1998. Development and implementation of theoretical foundation for Mother-Baby Nursing. A quality improvement poster presented at the International AWHONN Convention, St. Antonio, Texas.

Wertman, F., Wojnar, D., and Snelgrove-Clarke, E. April 1998. Care paths: Supporting Theory and Outcome Based Care. A quality improvement project podium paper presented at the 18th Perinatal Nursing Conference, Dartmouth, NS.

Scholarly Activities

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

(1 denotes published refereed abstract)

Wojnar, D. November 2014. Nursing in primary care: Global perspective. International Conference on Nursing Healthcare Innovation. Paper presented at International Conference on Nursing Healthcare Innovation, Chicago, IL.

Wojnar, D. Sept 2014. Grief and depression patterns in lesbian partners in the first six months after pregnancy loss. Research paper presented at International Conference on Healthcare and Social Welfare, Vasteras, Sweden.

Bowie, B. and Wojnar, D. Sept. 2014. Understanding Somali families’ barriers to effective parenting. Paper presented at the 10th International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference, Spokane, WA.

Whelan, E.M., Wojnar, D., Ulrich, S. June 2014. Nurses in primary care in the USA: State of the Science. Paper presented at Academy Health Conference, San Diego, California.

Kamau, L., Wojnar, D., Cowgill, K. April 2014. Perceptions of the lived experience of residents of Thogoto Home for the Aged in Kikuju, Kenya.1 Research paper presented at the 47th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, Seattle, WA.

Wojnar, D. April 2014. Perinatal Experiences of Somali couples. Paper presented at Giving Voice to Experience Conference, Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

Bowie, B. and Wojnar, D. Feb. 2014. Understanding Somali families’ barriers to effective parenting. Paper presented at the 10th International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference, Spokane, WA.

Wojnar, D. June 2012. Perinatal Experiences of Somali Couples in the USA.1 Research paper presented at the International Nursing Conference Caring to Know Knowing to Care, Jerusalem, Israel. 

Wojnar, D., Bowie, B., and McAllister, L. June 2012. Lessons Learned: Building Alliances with Difficult to Reach Communities. Poster presented at the International Nursing Conference Caring to Know, Knowing to Care, Jerusalem, Israel. 

Bowie, B., Wojnar, D., and McAllister, L. June 2012. Understanding Somali Families’ Barriers to Effective Parenting. Research poster presented at the International Nursing Conference Caring to Know, Knowing to care, Jerusalem, Israel.

Dana, N., Israel-Ballard, K., King’ori, J., Oketch, J., Anderson, J., Wojnar, D., and Cowgill, K. June 2011. Feeding buddies: A strategy to support safe infant feeding for HIV positive mothers.1 Research poster presented at the 5th South African AIDS Conference. Durban, South Africa.

Bowie, B., Wojnar, D., and Carlson, L. April 2011. Understanding Somali Families ‘barriers to effective parenting.1 Research poster presented at the 44th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wojnar, D. and Aden, F. April 2011. Perinatal Care Needs of Somali Immigrants.1 Research paper presented at the 44th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wojnar, D. April 2010. Miscarriage Experiences of Lesbian Co-mothers. Research poster presented at the 43rd Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

Wojnar, D. April 2009. Fathers and Postpartum Depression.1 Research paper presented at the 42nd Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, Salt lake City, Utah. 

Wojnar, D. June 2008. Social Mothers’ transition to parenthood.1 Research paper presented at the International Conference of Human Caring. Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Wojnar, D. April 2008. Partners’ transition to parenthood and depressive symptoms. Research poster presented at the 41st Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, WIN, Los Angeles, California.

Wojnar, D. July 2007. Caring for lesbian couples who miscarried.1 Research paper presented at the International Nursing Research Congress. Austria, Vienna. 

Wojnar, D. Apr. 2007. Becoming Lesbian Non-biological Mother.1 Research paper presented at the 40th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, Portland, OR. 

Swanson, K.M. and Wojnar, D. April 2007. Fidelity to theory in a caring based intervention. Research poster presented at the 40th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference. Portland, OR. 

Wojnar, D. March 2007. Caring for Lesbian Couples during the Transition to Parenthood.Research paper presented at the 20th Pacific Nursing Research Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Wojnar, D. April 2006. Miscarriage Experiences of Lesbian Birth and Social Mothers.1 Research paper presented at the 39th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Wojnar, D. Nov 2005. Miscarriage experiences of lesbian birth and social mothers. A 2- hour research based symposium presented at the Second National Rainbow Health Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Wojnar, D. April 2005. Maternal perceptions of early breastfeeding experiences of breastfeeding outcomes at 6 weeks.1 Research paper presented at the 38th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference. San Francisco, California.

Swanson, K., and Wojnar D. October 2004. Predicting gender based depression and grief post miscarriage.1 Research paper presented at the National State of the Science Nursing Congress1 Washington, DC.

Wojnar, D. April 2004. Gender Differences in Perception of Caring and support after Miscarriage.1 Research paper presented at the 37th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference. Portland, Oregon.

Wojnar, D. June 2002. Group versus Individual Teaching during Postpartum Hospitalization: A Pilot study.1 Research poster presented at the International AWHONN Convention. Boston, MA.

Wojnar, D. June 2002. Development and Implementation of a Joint Breastfeeding Policy between IWK Health Centre and Public Health Services.1 A quality improvement project paper presented at the International AWHONN Convention. Boston, MA. 

Wojnar, D. Nov 2001. Development of Infant Massage Program in a Tertiary Health Center.1 A quality improvement project paper presented at the Canadian AWHONN Convention, Vancouver, BC. 

Wojnar, D. Oct. 2001. Planning and Development of a Joint Breastfeeding Policy for the IWK Health Centre and Public Health Services.1 A quality improvement project paper presented at the Canadian National Breastfeeding Conference, Moncton, NB. 

Wojnar, D. and Mac Michael, J. August 2000. Development and Implementation of Community-based Keys to Care giving/Infant Massage Program for Teen Single Mothers. Quality improvement project paper presented at the 9th International NCAST Institute, UW School of Nursing, Seattle, WA. 

McCallum, M., Wojnar, D., Curran-Smith, J., and Williamson, S. July 2000. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: An innovative corporate learning evaluation strategy. Quality improvement project paper presentation at the Educational Innovation in Economics & Business (EDINEB) International Conference. Long Beach, CA. 

Enang, J, Wojnar, D., and Harper, F. June 2000. Development and Implementation of a Multicultural Health program: An Innovative Approach to Meeting the Needs of Culturally Diverse Community. A quality improvement project paper presented at the International AWHONN Convention, Seattle, WA. 

Wojnar, D. April 2000. Helping Women at Risk for Pre-term Birth Deal with the Stress of Hospitalization and Uncertain Motherhood: The Tea & Learn Program. A quality improvement project paper presented at the 20th Perinatal Nursing Conference. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Wojnar, D. McCallum, M, and Curran-Smith, J. April 1999. A Team’s Journey: Developing Learning Evaluation Strategy. A quality improvement paper presented at the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

Cormier, J., Wojnar, D., Myrdock, A., and Campbell, L. November 1998. Implementation of Mother–Baby Telephone Advice. A quality improvement project presented at the Canadian National Baby-Friendly Initiative Conference Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Wertman, F., Wojnar, D., and Snelgrove-Clarke, E. June 1998. Development and implementation of theoretical foundation for Mother-Baby Nursing. A quality improvement poster presented at the International AWHONN Convention, St. Antonio, Texas.

Wertman, F., Wojnar, D., and Snelgrove-Clarke, E. April 1998. Care paths: Supporting Theory and Outcome Based Care. A quality improvement project podium paper presented at the 18th Perinatal Nursing Conference, Dartmouth, NS.

Keynote and Invited Presentations

05/2014 - Improving population health through nursing research and practice: An interactive seminar. University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences Symposium; in-person faculty and students participants and distance participants from Northern Canada, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and England. (Keynote).

05/2014 - The future of Nursing in Canada: strategies to advance the roles of RNs. "Advancing Nursing Practice Conference.” Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Keynote).

04/2014 - Nurses in primary care: changes underway. “SU CON Regional Summit: Changes in Healthcare: Implications and Innovations for Nursing Education and Practice.” Seattle, WA. (Keynote).

02/2014 - Program of research: lesbian pregnancy loss. “Perinatal Loss Summit.” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. (invited presentation).

01/2014 - Changing the culture of healthcare through nursing education, practice and research. Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing Induction Ceremony. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Canada. (Keynote).

12/2013 - Healthcare reform in the USA and its Effects on Primary care Nursing. "Lunchtime Scholars Series." Seattle University, College of Nursing. (invited presentation).

12/2013 - The Roles of Registered Nurses in Primary Care. "American Board of Internal Medicine-American Academy of Nursing and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Leadership Action Learning Summit on the Future of Primary Care." Philadelphia, PA (Keynote). 

06/2013 - Forming effective coalitions to address the perinatal needs of Somali immigrants. Malardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden. (invited presentation).

05/2013 - Barriers to meeting perinatal needs of Somali immigrants. Interprofessional Town hall meeting, Eskilstuna City Municipality, Sweden. (Keynote).

04/2013 - Caring for diverse populations: How ready are we? "International Conference: Society and Health." Eskilstuna, Sweden. (invited presentation).

02/2010 - Benefits of Engagement in Baby Friendly Initiative. Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA. (invited presentation).

01/2010 - Sullivan Day Panelist: The Bookseller of Kabul. Seattle University, Seattle, WA. (invited panelist). 

08/2009 - Being a Nurse. "Graduating Class 2009 Pinning Ceremony." Seattle University College of Nursing, Seattle, WA. (keynote).

05/2009 - First Year as a Professor. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. (invited panelist).

11/2008 - Content analysis: Interviewing techniques and research process. "American Evaluation Society Conference." Denver, CO. (Invited 8-hour workshop presenter).

10/2008 - Caring needs of lesbian couples during the transition to parenthood. "Primary Health Care Practitioners’ Conference." Seattle, WA. (Invited plenary speaker).

04/2007 - Perinatal loss in non-traditional families. "Regional Intersection of Race and Gender: (Re) Imagining the Family Conference." Seattle University, Seattle, WA. (Invited plenary presentation). 

11/2005 - Promoting maternal and infant mental health in pregnancy and postpartum. IWK Health Center - Nova Scotia Department of Health one-day Symposium, Halifax, NS, Canada. (Invited interactive symposium presentation).