Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Harriet MacMillan

MD (Queens), MSc (McMaster), FRCPC

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Joint Member, Department of Pediatrics

Associate Member, Dept of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Associate Member, Department of Psychology

Member, Offord Centre for Child Studies

Member, Child Advocacy and Assessment Program, McMaster Children’s Hospital

905.525.9140 x 21485

Administrative Contact: Anna DeSimone
Program Coordinator, Family Violence Research Program
Offord Centre for Child Studies
McMaster University
MIP Building, Suite 201A
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

MIP 207A, Rm 217
175 Longwood Rd. S.

(905) 525 9140 ext. 21496
Fax: (905) 574 6665

Academic Interests

Dr. MacMillan is a pediatrician and child psychiatrist conducting family violence research, including trials of interventions aimed at prevention of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. 

Current HRM Graduate Students

Shelly-Anne Li (MSc)

Selected Publications

  1. MacMillan HL, Thomas BH, Jamieson E, Walsh CA, Boyle MH, Shannon H, Gafni A. Effectiveness of public health nurse home visitation in preventing the recurrence of child physical abuse and neglect: A randomized, controlled trial. Lancet 2005: May 21-27;365(9473):1786-93.
  2. MacMillan HL, Wathen CN, Jamieson E, Boyle M, McNutt L-A, Worster A, Lent B, Webb M for the McMaster Violence Against Women Group. Approaches to screening for intimate partner violence in health care settings: a randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Association 2006;296:530-536.
  3. MacMillan HL, Wathen CN, Barlow J, Fergusson DM, Leventhal JM, Taussig HN. Interventions to prevent child maltreatment and associated impairment. Lancet 2009;373:250-266.
  4. MacMillan HL, Georgiades K, Duku E, Shea A, Steiner M, Niec A, Tanaka M, Gensey S, Spree S, Vella E, Walsh CA, De Bellis MD, Van der Meulen J, Boyle M, Schmidt, LA. Cortisol response to stress in female youths exposed to childhood maltreatment: Results of the Youth Mood Project.  Biological Psychiatry 2009;66:62-68.
  5. MacMillan HL, Wathen CN, Jamieson E, Boyle MH, Shannon HS, Ford-Gilboe M, Worster A, Lent B, Coben JH, Campbell JC, McNutt LA; McMaster Violence Against Women Research Group.  Screening for intimate partner violence in health care settings: a randomized trial.  JAMA. 2009;302:493-501.
  6. Miskovic V, Schmidt LA, Georgiades K, Boyle MH, MacMillan HL. Stability of resting frontal electroencephalogram (EEG) asymmetry and cardiac vagal tone in adolescent females exposed to child maltreatment. Developmental Psychobiology 2009;51:474-487.
  7. Wathen CN, Macgregor JC, Hammerton J, Coben JH, Herrman H, Stewart DE, MacMillan HL. Priorities for research in child maltreatment, intimate partner violence and resilience to violence exposures: results of an international Delphi consensus development process.  BMC Public Health. 2012; 12(1):684.
  8. Gonzalez A, Boyle MH, Kyu HH, Georgiades K, Duncan L, MacMillan HL. Childhood and family influences on depression, chronic physical conditions, and their comorbidity: Findings from the Ontario Child Health Study. J Psychiatr Res. 2012; 46(11):1475-82.

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