Colonel Russell Mann Military and Veteran Family Health Research Award

Each year, the Vanier Institute of the Family recognizes high-quality Canadian research that increases our understanding of military and Veteran family health with the Colonel Russell Mann Military and Veteran Family Health Research Award, delivered annually at Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum events.



Dr. Valerie Wood

Dr. Valerie Wood, Queen’s University, as the lead author of Reunited, but He’s Not Meeting My Needs: Spouses’ Attachment Anxiety and Conflict Post-Deployment – a study on spousal reactions to military deployment separations and reunions. Forum 2019 Abstracts, p. 20.






Dr. Deborah Norris

Dr. Deborah Norris, Mount Saint Vincent University, as the lead author of an environmental scan of programs and services that focus on resilience and resiliency for military families in Canada, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Forum 2018 Abstracts, p. 40.





Dr. Alyson L. Mahar

Dr. Alyson L. Mahar, Queen’s University, for her research A Comparison of Mental Health Services Use in Older Dependants and Spouses of Service Personnel in the Canadian Armed Forces to Age and Sex Matched Civilian Comparison Cohort with Cramm, H., PhD; Whitehead, M., MStat; Groome, P., PhD; Kurdyak, P., MD, PhD; Aiken, A.B., PhD. Forum 2017 Abstracts, p. 8.



Dr. Heidi Cramm

Dr. Heidi Cramm, Queen’s University, and her team, Dr. Garth Smith, Dr. Dawa Samdup, Ms. Ashley Williams and Ms. Lucia Ruhland, for their work Navigating Healthcare Systems for Military-connected Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Qualitative Study of Military Families Experiencing Mandatory Relocation. Forum 2016 Abstracts, p. 17.




Dr. Alla Skomorovsky, DND

Dr. Alla Skomorovsky, DND, for her presentation Work–Family Conflict and Well-being among Single Parents in CAF: The Role of Coping. For more information on Dr. Skomorovsky’s research: Forum 2015 Abstracts, p. 66.