The Long-term Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Mental and Physical Health of Women Who have Left Abusive Relationships

Building the Evidence to Improve Professional Practice and Public Policy

This research project has received $1.25 million dollars from CIHR New Emerging Team Grant for the years 2003-2008.

Judy Wuest and Marilyn Merritt-Gray from the faculty of Nursing at UNB are part of research projects that are affiliated with the MMFC.  The goals for the researchers are to investigate the most urgent practice questions of lay and professional family violence helpers who work within rural and geographically-isolated communities, and to develop more effective prevention and intervention strategies. More recently the focus of the research has shifted to the health consequences of abuse for women and their children, and how social, education, justice and health policies and services make a difference.

For more information on this project,please contact either Marilyn Merritt-Gray or Judy Wuest.


  • Marilyn Ford-Gilboe Nursing UWO
  • Colleen Varcoe, Nursing UBC
  • Judith Wuest, Nursing UNB
  • Marilyn Merritt-Gray, Nursing UNB
  • Lorraine Davies, Sociology, UWO
  • Olena Hankvisky, Political Science, Simon Fraser