McMaster University

McMaster University

Harriet MacMillan

Dr. Harriet MacMillan

Professor, Pediatrics

Ph: 905-521-2100 x 74287
Fx: 905-383-8068
Em: macmilnh@mcmaster.ca
Additional link: http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/ceb/faculty_member_macmillan.htm


Research Theme

Family Violence

Primary Theme: Child maltreatment
Secondary Theme: Intimate partner violence


Key words

Prevention, Child maltreatment, Family violence, Epidemiology, Intimate partner violence

Research Program Overview

Our research program within the Offord Centre for Child Studies has the following aims: 1) to increase understanding and knowledge about the determinants, consequences, mechanisms and pathways of violence experienced by children, youth and women; 2) to develop and evaluate interventions aimed at prevention of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence; and 3) to develop and promote an integrated family violence research agenda among a cadre of established, new and emerging investigators.


Current Projects

  • Development and Evaluation of an Intervention for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in the Context of Nurse Home Visitation
  • Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Feasibility Study
  • Assessing Screening Approaches to Identifying IPV in Health Care Settings

Publications & Achievements

  • MacMillan et al. Approaches to screening for intimate partner violence in health care settings: a randomized trial. JAMA 2006;296:530-536.
  • MacMillan et al. Effectiveness of home visitation by public-health nurses in prevention of the recurrence of child physical abuse and neglect: a randomized controlled trial. Lancet 2005;365:1786-1793.
  • MacMillan HL, Wathen CN. Family violence research: Lessons learned and where from here? JAMA 2005;294:618-620.

Secondary Contact

Pearl Dodd
Phone: 905-521-2100 x74287
Email: doddp@mcmaster.ca
Title: Program Manager

Research Staff

Pearl Dodd, Ellen Jamieson, Jill Hancock
Phone: 905-521-2100, ext. 74287
Email: doddp@mcmaster.ca; jamie@mcmaster.ca; jhanco@mcmaster.ca
Title: (Pearl) Title Program Manager; (Ellen) Research Associate; (Jill) Clinical Research Coordinator

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