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Joining Forces Joining Families, Summer 2014

Featured Interview:

Universal Screening Versus Case Finding in Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

An Interview with Harriet L. MacMillan, MD

Harriet L. MacMillan, MD, is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and Pediatrics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies and holds the Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry. Dr. MacMillan was the founding Director of the Child Advocacy and Assessment Program at McMaster Children’s Hospital, a multidisciplinary program committed to reducing the burden of suffering associated with fam- ily violence. Dr. MacMillan’s research focuses on the epidemiology of family violence, including prevention of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. She has led randomized controlled trials investigating the effectiveness of such approaches as universal screening in reducing intimate partner violence and nurse home visitation in preventing the recurrence of physical abuse and neglect among children.