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. Caroline Piotrowski has studied sibling relationships in a variety of family situations, including adverse circumstances such as intimate partner violence and chronic illness of a family member.
Her work has examined parental intervention into sibling conflict, sibling aggression, sibling prosocial behaviour and support, as well as sibling supervision and child injury.
She has utilized 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 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. 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. She has used mixed methods approaches to study risk and resilience in children and youth that include naturalistic observation, focus groups, photovoice and digital storytelling. She has led and contributed to national and international research teams concerning child injury prevention, safety promotion, and violence prevention.
Dr. Piotrowski has teaching expertise in family health, family conflict, trauma- and violence-informed approaches to care, and trauma and resilience in children and youth.