Marilyn Ford-Gilboe

Children's Health & Therapeutics Dr. Marilyn Ford-Gilboe
Associate Scientist


Associate Scientist, Division of Children's Health & Therapeutics, Children's Health Research Institute
Professor, Faculty Scholar and Echo Chair in Rural Women's Health Research, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing


Research Initiatives

  • Health, health inequities and capacities of women and families, particularly those living in conditions of marginalization
  • Intimate Partner Violence and Trauma (health, social and economic consequences; health care responses; effectiveness of services and interventions; women's experiences in diverse social contexts)
  • Rural women's health
  • Testing innovative, complex primary health care, community health and population health invterventions
  • Developmental model of health and nursing - empowerment oriented family and community health nursing approaches

Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants

Funding in support of "Equity-Oriented Primary Health Care Interventions for Marginalized Populations: Addressing Structural Inequities and Structural Violence" – Awarded by Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR)

Funding in support of "Addressing the consequences of violence and trauma: A health intervention for women in an indigenous context" – Awarded by Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR)

Recent Publications


A complex, trauma informed primary health care intervention for women who have left abusive partners
Ford-Gilboe M, Merritt-Gray M, Varcoe C, Wuest J
Advances in Nursing Science. 2011;34(2):1-17

Single mothers' adverse and traumatic experiences and PTSD symptoms
Samuels-Dennis J, Ford-Gilboe M, Ray S
Journal of Family Violence. 2011;26:9-20

Intersectionality Model of Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Samuels-Dennis J, Ford-Gilboe M, Bailey A. O' Hankivsky (ed.)
Health Inequities in Canada: Intersectional frameworks and practices. 2011;Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press:274-294



Phone: (519) 661-2111, x86603
Email: mfordg [at] uwo [dot] ca

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