Max Rady College of Medicine
Department of Community Health Sciences
217 Human Ecology Building, Fort Garry Campus
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Dr. Piotrowski's research focuses on the effects of exposure to intimate partner violence, injury and violence prevention, post-traumatic growth in children, and sibling relationships.
She utilizes mixed methods approaches such as naturalistic observation, focus groups, photovoice, and digital storytelling to investigate factors that influence the health and well-being of children and youth.
She is currently the lead investigator on a CIHR-funded project investigating the efficacy of an intervention adapted specifically for Indigenous mothers and children who have experienced intimate partner violence.
She is also involved in projects examining resilience in Indigenous youth, the psychosocial adjustment of siblings in families with a chronic illness, and the long-term influences of childhood exposure to intimate partner violence on adult siblings.
Dr. Piotrowski is the Director of the Violence and Injury Prevention research group (VIPrg) at the University of Manitoba and a research scientist at the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) .
She is also a member of the Scientific committee of The Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) and the Allied Health and Nursing Professional Committee of the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA).
Dr. Caroline Piotrowski is an associate professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. She takes an interdisciplinary approach in her research that combines developmental psychology, health promotion, and implementation science perspectives. She has studied the influence of sibling relationships in adverse circumstances across the life course and has teaching expertise in family health, family conflict, trauma- and violence-informed approaches to care, and trauma and resilience in children and youth.