Judith Wuest

Professor Emerita


Nursing, Faculty of

MacLaggan Hall 32


1 506 458 7666


  • BScN (U of T)
  • MN (Dal)
  • PhD (Wayne State)

Teaching and scholarly expertise

  • Community health
  • Primary health care
  • Nursing Research

Research and scholarly grants

2021-2026: Variation in Men's Health by Cumulative Lifetime Violence Severity and Social Determinants of Health: A Longitudinal Exploratory Study. Scott-Storey, K. & O’Donnell, S. (PIs). Busolo, D., DiTomasso, E., Taylor, P., & Wuest, J. (Co-Is). ($776,476) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant.

2014-2019: Masculinities, Lifetime Violence and Health. Scott-Storey, K., O'Donnell, S., & Wuest, J. (PIs), MacIntosh, Merritt-Gray, & O’Donnell. ($383,675) CIHR Operating Grant.

2009-2013: Feasibility and Efficacy of a Primary Health Care Intervention for Women in the Early Years After Leaving an Abusive Partner. Wuest, J. (PI), Merritt-Gray, M., Dubé, N., Hodgins, M., Majerovich, J., Ford-Gilboe, M., & Varcoe. ($484,000) CIHR & NBHRF, Partnerships in Health System Improvement.

2007-2009: Past Relationship And Obligation As Predictors Of Health Outcomes And Health Promotion In Women Caregiving For Family Members With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia. Wuest, J., Merritt-Gray, M., & Hodgins, M. ($165,000) Alzheimer's Society and Canadian Nurses Foundation.

2003-2006: Achieving Non-Violence in Abusive Intimate Partner Relationships and Women's Health: A Grounded Theory Study ($57,000). Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Research expertise

  • Cumulative lifetime violence as target and perpetrator
  • Men's health
  • Intimate partner violence (IPV)
  • Women's health
  • Grounded theory
  • Survey research with community samples
  • Mixed methods
  • Intervention research
  • Family Caregiving

Awards and distinctions

  • 2019. Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation Award, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation
  • 2011. Award for Excellence in Research, Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International
  • 2008 Anselm Strauss Award: Outstanding Qualitative Family Research Article, National Council of Family Relations
  • University of New Brunswick Research Scholar Award
  • Investigator Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Research and scholarly publications

Scott-Storey, K. O’Donnell, S., Vincent, C., Malcolm, J., & Wuest, J. (2023) Cumulative lifetime violence, gender role conflict, and cardiovascular disease risk in eastern Canadian Men, American Journal of Men’s Health, 17.

Wuest, J., O'Donnell, S., Scott-Storey, K., Malcolm, J., Vincent, C., & Taylor, P. (2020). Cumulative lifetime violence severity and chronic pain in a community sample of Canadian men. Pain Medicine.

Wuest, J., Merritt-Gray, M. Dube, N., Hodgins, M., Majerovich, J., Malcolm, J., Scott-Storey, K., et al. (2015). The process, outcomes and challenges of feasibility studies conducted in partnership with stakeholders: A health intervention for women survivors of intimate partner violence. Research in Nursing & Health, 38, 82-96.

Wuest, J., Ford-Gilboe, M., Merritt-Gray, M., & Varcoe, C. (2013). Building on “grab,” attending to “fit,”and being prepared to “modify”: How grounded theory “works” to guide a health intervention for abused women. In C. Beck (Ed.), Routledge handbook of qualitative research in Nursing (pp. 32-46). Routledge.

Wuest, J. (1995). Feminist grounded theory: An exploration of congruency and tensions between two traditions in knowledge discovery. Qualitative Health Research, 5(1), 125-137.

Committees and volunteer work

  • Editorial Board for Qualitative Health Research and Global Qualitative Nursing Research
  • Peer reviewer for Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Gender, Sex & Health 2020-2022
  • Peer reviewer for journals as requested.