Patrick McGrath, PhD, OC (Principal Investigator)

  • Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre (Halifax)
  • Founder of the Strongest Families Institute which delivers distance care to many families across Canada.




Elisa Kaltenbach, PhD (Co-principal Investigator and project coordinator)

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the IWK Health Centre (Halifax)
  • Trauma therapist



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Michelle Chisholm, BSW


Maria McGrath


Kaelen Watters, BSc


The research project takes place at the Centre for Research in Family Health at the IWK Health Centre. Find out more about the Centre for Research in Family Health on their website, Facebook, or Twitter.

Other contributors to this project are: Dr. Lucyna Lach (McGill University), Dr. Janine Olthuis (University of New Brunswick), and Dr. Anselm Crombach (Universitaet Konstanz, Germany)