Dr. Jack conducts research on community interventions to prevent family violence and on the use of home visits by public health nurses to promote healthy child and family development. With Dr. Harriet McMillan, Dr. Jack was instrumental in introducing the Nurse-Family Partnership Home Visitation Program (NFP) to Canada. In Canada, she has led the first qualitative acceptability evaluation of the NFP, which was piloted in Hamilton in 2008. She is currently a co-principal investigator on the randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness of the NFP compared to usual services in British Columbia, and leading the process evaluation to examine how the NFP is implemented and delivered by public health agencies in that province. In the US, Dr. Jack led the development of a nursing education program and intervention to identify and respond to low-income first-time mothers enrolled in the NFP exposed to intimate partner violence. This intervention is currently being evaluated in a U.S. multi-site RCT.
Dr. Jack also studies knowledge translation in the fields of child welfare, public health and violence against women. She currently teaches graduate-level courses in both mixed methods research and qualitative health research methods.