Distinguished University Professor
Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and Pediatrics
Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry
Harriet MacMillan, CM, MD, MSc, FRCPC, is a psychiatrist and pediatrician conducting family violence research. She is a member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies, Distinguished University Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and Pediatrics at McMaster University and holds the Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry. Harriet was the founding Director of the Child Advocacy and Assessment Program (CAAP), a multidisciplinary program at McMaster Children’s Hospital that addresses the needs of children experiencing maltreatment. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of violence against children and women; she has led randomized controlled trials evaluating interventions to prevent child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. Harriet works with organizations such as the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization to determine evidence-based approaches to reducing family violence and associated impairment.