Mary Hobbs Leenerts earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Nebraska. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. Her research interests focus on women's health and the self-care practices of low-income women diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Her most recent study explores the self-care practices of incarcerated HIV+ women. The study is funded by the American Nurses Foundation.
Investing in self care: A midrange theory of self grounded in the lived experience of low inclome HIV positive white women. Advances in Nursing Science, 22(3), 58-75
The disconnected self: Consequences of abuse in a cohort of low-income white women living with HIV/AIDS. Health Care for Women International, 20(4), 381-400
Lingereing Images: Symbols and meanings of self images in HIV-positive women with abuse histories. National Academies of Practice Forum, 1(3), 209-218