Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Dr. Weiler received her Associate and Bachelor degrees from Boise State University (yes, an alum returns home), a Master of Science in Nursing as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from the University of Portland in 1995, and completed her nursing PhD in 2007 from the University of Arizona College of Nursing.
Dr. Weiler is the medical director and primary care provider at The Friendship Clinic, a free community medical clinic staffed by volunteer health professional who provide much needed services to individuals who are uninsured/under insured in the community. Her clinical practice informs her teaching and provides current “value added” content for her students.
Dr. Weiler’s program of research focuses on Type 2 Diabetes in the Latino Population with a special interest in the socio-cultural factors that influence self management, diabetes prevention, and slowing of disease progression. Diga Si a la Salud (Say Yes to Health), an intra-professional research team utilizing community based participatory research methods, have completed multiple research studies in collaboration with members of the population which have informed the development of a diabetes intervention study specific to the needs of the Latino Population. The team has secured a number of internal grants to support their research efforts and is seeking external funding at this time.
Dr. Weiler has presented her research at local, regional, national, and international academic and clinical venues. She is a respected scholar and serves on the editorial boards of a number of professional journals to include the Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health, and Chronic Illness.
Sutherland, L. L., Weiler, D. M., Bond, L., Simonson, S. R., Reis, J. (2012). Northwest Latinos’ Health Promotion Lifestyle Profiles According to Diabetic Risk Status. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Weiler, D. M., Crist, J. D. (2009). Diabetes self-management in a Latino social environment. Diabetes Educator, vol. 35, 2, pp. 285-292.
Sutherland, L. L., Weiler, D. M. (2008). Giving Community Voice to Health Promotion. Northwest Public Health vol. Spring/Summer 2008, pp. 14-15. www.nwpublichealth.org/docs/nph/s2008/sutherland_weiler_s2008.pdf
Weiler, D. M., Crist, J. D. (2007). Diabetes management in the migrant Latino population. Hispanic Health Care International, vol. 5, 1, pp. 27-33.
Weiler, D. M., Tirrell, L. (2007). Office nurse educators: Improving diabetes self-management for the Latino population in the clinic setting. Hispanic Health Care International vol. 5, 1, pp. 21-26