Prof. Esme Fuller-Thomson has published 28 papers linking childhood trauma to adult health problems, including cancer and heart disease – the top two leading causes of death in Canada. She found that abuse survivors had significantly higher odds of contracting the majority of physical and mental health conditions she studied (many of which are listed below), even after she adjusted the results for health behaviours, income, education and mental health conditions. Individuals who are physical abuse survivors, for example, had 1.45 times the odds of developing cancer in comparison to their peers who are not abuse survivors.
Fighting for Justice
In her latest documentary, filmmaker Nisha Pahuja tackles a most difficult topic – sexual assault
Rogers Foundation Gives $90 Million to Usher in New Era in Cardiac Care
Gift will enable the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research to expand its research into heart failure – and save lives
Solving a Climate Puzzle, One Tree Ring at a Time
A natural archive reveals how Canada’s arctic climate has changed over the past 1,000 years