Overview

My research focuses on understanding injuries in children and youth, and measuring the physical, psychosocial and financial impacts of injuries on children, their families and the health care system. I also investigate the importance of outdoor risky play for children’s healthy development, and how built outdoor environment impacts children’s play.

Publications

What Is the Relationship between the Neighbourhood Built Environment and Time Spent in Outdoor Play? A Systematic Review
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Amalie Lambert and Janae Vlaar and Susan Herrington and Mariana Brussoni
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16203840
10/2019

Changes in parents' perceived injury risk after a medically-attended injury to their child
Preventive Medicine Reports
Takuro Ishikawa and Louise C. Mâsse and Mariana Brussoni
DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.12.008
03/2019

Moderating effects of family environment on overweight/obese adolescents’ dietary behaviours
Appetite
Nicole S. Carbert and Mariana Brussoni and Josie Geller and Louise C. Mâsse
DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.12.034
03/2019

A Cross-Sectional Description of Parental Perceptions and Practices Related to Risky Play and Independent Mobility in Children: The New Zealand State of Play Survey
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Charlotte Jelleyman and Julia McPhee and Mariana Brussoni and Anita Bundy and Scott Duncan
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16020262
01/2019

Avoiding a dystopian future for children's play
International Journal of Play
David J. Ball and Mariana Brussoni and Tim R. Gill and Harry Harbottle and Bernard Spiegal
DOI: 10.1080/21594937.2019.1582844
01/2019

Go Play Outside! Effects of a risk-reframing tool on mothers’ tolerance for, and parenting practices associated with, children’s risky play: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Trials
Mariana Brussoni and Takuro Ishikawa and Christina Han and Ian Pike and Anita Bundy and Guy Faulkner and Louise C. Mâsse
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-018-2552-4
12/2018

Validating injury burden estimates using population birth cohorts and longitudinal cohort studies of injury outcomes: the VIBES-Junior study protocol
BMJ Open
Belinda J Gabbe and Joanna F Dipnall and John W Lynch and Frederick P Rivara and Ronan A Lyons and Shanthi Ameratunga and Mariana Brussoni and Fiona E Lecky and Clare Bradley and Pam M Simpson and Ben Beck and Joanne C Demmler and Jane Lyons and Amy Schneeberg and James E Harrison
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024755
08/2018

A qualitative investigation of the attitudes and beliefs about physical activity and post-traumatic osteoarthritis in young adults 3–10¿years after an intra-articular knee injury
Physical Therapy in Sport
Allison M. Ezzat and Mariana Brussoni and Jackie L. Whittaker and Carolyn A. Emery
DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.05.001
07/2018

Knee confidence in youth and young adults at risk of post-traumatic osteoarthritis 3–10 years following intra-articular knee injury
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
A.M. Ezzat and J.L. Whittaker and C. Toomey and P.K. Doyle-Baker and M. Brussoni and C.A. Emery
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.11.012
07/2018

Teens in Public Spaces and Natural Landscapes
Oxford Scholarship Online
Sara Brunelle and Mariana Brussoni and Susan Herrington and M. Kyle Matsuba and Michael W. Pratt
DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190847128.003.0018
03/2018

Correction: Hospitalizations due to unintentional transport injuries among Aboriginal population of British Columbia, Canada: Incidence, changes over time and ecological analysis of risk markers
PLOS ONE
Mariana Brussoni and M. Anne George and Andrew Jin and Ofer Amram and Rod McCormick and Christopher E. Lalonde
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193218
02/2018

Hospitalizations due to unintentional transport injuries among Aboriginal population of British Columbia, Canada: Incidence, changes over time and ecological analysis of risk markers
PLOS ONE
Mariana Brussoni and M. Anne George and Andrew Jin and Ofer Amram and Rod McCormick and Christopher E. Lalonde
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191384
01/2018

Landscapes for play: Effects of an intervention to promote nature-based risky play in early childhood centres
Journal of Environmental Psychology
Mariana Brussoni and Takuro Ishikawa and Sara Brunelle and Susan Herrington
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2017.11.001
12/2017

Risk Engagement and Protection Survey (REPS): developing and validating a survey tool on fathers’ attitudes towards child injury protection and risk engagement
Injury Prevention
Lise L Olsen and Takuro Ishikawa and Louise C Mâsse and Grace Chan and Mariana Brussoni
DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042413
09/2017

A longitudinal study on quality of life after injury in children
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Amy Schneeberg and Takuro Ishikawa and Sami Kruse and Erica Zallen and Craig Mitton and Julie A. Bettinger and Mariana Brussoni
DOI: 10.1186/s12955-016-0523-6
12/2016

Pediatric Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (PaedsCTAS) as a Measure of Injury Severity
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Morgan Yates and Takuro Ishikawa and Amy Schneeberg and Mariana Brussoni
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13070659
07/2016

Ecological analyses of the associations between injury risk and socioeconomic status, geography and Aboriginal ethnicity in British Columbia, Canada
SpringerPlus
2016

Risk of Hospitalization Due to Unintentional Fall Injury in British Columbia, Canada, 1999--2008: Ecological Associations with Socioeconomic Status, Geographic Place, and Aboriginal Ethnicity
Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities
2016

Injuries to Aboriginal populations living on-and off-reserve in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in British Columbia, Canada: Incidence and trends, 1986-2010
BMC public health
2016

Play Worth Remembering: Are Playgrounds Too Safe?
Children, Youth and Environments
2016

Safety-related concerns of parents for children with disabilities and chronic conditions
Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
2016

What is the relationship between risky outdoor play and health in children? A systematic review
International journal of environmental research and public health
2015

An evaluation of evidence-based paediatric injury prevention policies across Canada
BMC public health
2015

Picturing Masculinities Using Photo-elicitation in Men¿s Health Research
American journal of men's health
2015

Its Good for the Kids: Fathers Consider Risk and Protection in Their Own and Their Children¿s Lives
Journal of Family Issues
2015

Primary care visits due to injuries among the Aboriginal off-reserve population of British Columbia, Canada, 1991--2010
International journal for equity in health
2015

Indigenous ethnicity as a social determinant of exposure to riskier modes of transport: A survey study in Taiwan
Journal of Transport & Health
2015

Injury risk in British Columbia, Canada, 1986 to 2009: are Aboriginal children and youth over-represented?
Injury epidemiology
2015

Beyond physical activity: The importance of play and nature-based play spaces for children¿s health and development
Current Obesity Reports
2015

Is the injury gap closing between the Aboriginal and general populations of British Columbia?
Health reports
2015

Injury hospitalizations due to unintentional falls among the Aboriginal population of British Columbia, Canada: Incidence, changes over time, and ecological analysis of risk markers, 1991-2010
PloS one
2015

Aboriginal community-level predictors of injury-related hospitalizations in British Columbia, Canada
Prevention Science
2015

Position statement on active outdoor play
International journal of environmental research and public health
2015

What is the relationship between outdoor time and physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and physical fitness in children? A systematic review
International journal of environmental research and public health
2015

Aboriginal Community-Level Predictors of Injury-Related Hospitalizations in British Columbia, Canada
Prev Sci
Mariana Brussoni and Andrew Jin and M. Anne George and Chris E. Lalonde
DOI: 10.1007/s11121-014-0503-1
07/2014

Worker compensation injuries among the Aboriginal population of British Columbia, Canada: incidence, annual trends, and ecological analysis of risk markers, 1987--2010
BMC public health
2014

Rise in injury rates for older male motorcyclists: An emerging medical and public health concern
BCMJ
2014

"It's part of who i am now:" a qualitative analysis exploring the impact of sport-related knee joint injury on young adults¿ perspectives of physical activity and osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
2014

¿Do As We Say, Not as We Do:¿a cross-sectional survey of injuries in injury prevention professionals
Injury prevention
2014

A spatial analysis of functional outcomes and quality of life outcomes after pediatric injury
Injury epidemiology
2014

Construct validity and impact of mode of administration of the PedsQL¿ among a pediatric injury population
Health and quality of life outcomes
2014

Injuries and helmet use related to non-motorized wheeled activities among pediatric patients
Chronic diseases and injuries in Canada
2014

Fathers on Child¿s Play Urban and Rural Canadian Perspectives
Men and Masculinities
2014

Can child injury prevention include healthy risk promotion?
Injury prevention
2014

The perils of overprotective parenting: fathers' perspectives explored
Child: care, health and development
2013

Blessures et port du casque au cours d¿activités non motorisées sur roues chez des patients pédiatriques
Maladies chroniques et blessures au Canada
2013

Fathers¿ views on their financial situations, father--child activities, and preventing child injuries
American journal of men's health
2013

Unheard voices: a qualitative exploration of fathers¿ access of child safety information
Journal of community health
2013

Validity and reliability of the EQ-5D-3L¿ among a paediatric injury population
Health and quality of life outcomes
2013

The advocacy for pedestrian safety study: cluster randomised trial evaluating a political advocacy approach to reduce pedestrian injuries in deprived communities
PLoS one
2013

Men on fathering in the context of children¿s unintentional injury prevention
American journal of men's health
2013

Heterosexual gender relations in and around childhood risk and safety
Qualitative health research
2013

Risky play and children¿s safety: Balancing priorities for optimal child development
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
2012

Child injury prevention and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Injury prevention
2012

Aboriginal community-centered injury surveillance: a community-based participatory process evaluation
Prevention Science
2012

Striking a balance between risk and protection: fathers' attitudes and practices toward child injury prevention
Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
2011

Using photo-elicitation methods to understand fathers' attitudes towards injury and risk
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS
2011

Locating fatherhood: Exploring the ways that place and space influence father's consideration of risk, safety and supervision
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS
2011

Influence of gender and income in shaping parental negotiations about preventing children's injuries
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS
2011

Managing injury risks for children with disabilities and chronic health conditions: parent perspectives
Injury Prevention
2010

Exploring how fathers access child safety information
Injury prevention
2010

The Advocacy In Action Study (AIAS): a randomised controlled trial of an advocacy package directed at elected councillors to improve pedestrian safety in high risk deprived neighbourhoods
Injury prevention
2010

Gendered analysis of fathers injury prevention attitudes and practices
Injury Prevention
2010

Arranging for Alternative Caregivers: Challenges to Safe Care for Parents of Children With Disabilities and Chronic Conditions
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS
2010

Fathers' child injury prevention attitudes and practices
Injury Prevention
2010

Fathers' Childhood Injury Prevention: Risk and Protection Decision-Making
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS
2010

Prevalence of bicycle helmet use among elementary school students in four Canadian cities
Injury Prevention
2010

Bicycle-related head injury rate in Canada over the past 10 years
Injury Prevention
2010

Prevalence of driving distractions among high school student drivers in three Canadian cities
Injury prevention
2010

Fatal and non-fatal fire injuries in England 1995--2004: time trends and inequalities by age, sex and area deprivation
Journal of public health
2009

Unintentional injuries in school-aged children and adolescents: lessons from a systematic review of cohort studies
Injury Prevention
2009

The advocacy in action study a cluster randomized controlled trial to reduce pedestrian injuries in deprived communities
Injury prevention
2008

Celebrating 15 years of global networking with the International Society of Child & Adolescent Injury Prevention
Injury Prevention
2008

Risk factors for unintentional injuries due to falls in children aged 0--6 years: a systematic review
Injury Prevention
2006

. Partnership working in the Neighbourhood Road Safety Initiative
2006

The national evaluation of the Community Fire Safety Innovation Fund Programme
Centre for Child and Adolescent Health University of the West of England
2006

Evidence into practice: combining the art and science of injury prevention
Injury prevention
2006

Child safety good practice guide: good investments in unintentional child injury prevention and safety promotion
Amsterdam: European Child Safety Alliance, Eurosafe
2006

The Risk of Injury and Vehicle Damage in Intersection Right-Angle Crashes
Mary L. Chipman and Ediriweera Desapriaya and Mariana Brussoni and Guanghong Han and John Gane
DOI: 10.4271/2005-01-0285
04/2005

Environmental scan: seniors and veterans falls prevention initiatives in British Columbia
Vancouver, BC: BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit
2005

Is it time to sound the death knell for smoke alarm promotion programmes?
Evidence-Based Healthcare and Public Health
2005

Stepping in: Long-term Care Collaborative Falls Prevention Project: Final Report
2005

The Risk of Injury and Vehicle Damage in Intersection Right-Angle Crashes
2005

FINAL REPORT CANADA HEALTH AGENCY, POPULATION HEALTH FUND STEPPING IN: LONG-TERM CARE COLLABORATIVE FALLS PREVENTION PROJECT
2005

Unintentional injuries in British Columbia: Trends and patterns among children and youth
2005

Child motor vehicle occupant and pedestrian casualties before and after enactment of child restraint seats legislation in Japan
Injury control and safety promotion
2004

Side impact crashes: are they confounded by environmental factors
Proceedings of the 15th Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference, Ottawa
2004

The injury severity rate differences in passenger cars and pick up trucks related two vehicle involved motor vehicle crashes in British Columbia, Canada
IATSS research
2004

International policies on alcohol impaired driving: are legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits in motorized countries compatible with the scientific evidence?
Nihon Arukoru Yakubutsu Igakkai zasshi= Japanese journal of alcohol studies & drug dependence
2003

Child casualties before and after enactment of child restraint seats (CRS) legislation in Japan
IATSS research
2003

Safe Kids week 2002'kids on wheels' program evaluation
2002

INJURY SURVEILLANCE PILOT PROJECT
2002

Unintentional fallrelated injuries and deaths among seniors in British Columbia: Trends, patterns and future projections, 1987-2012
2002

Genetic and environmental influences on adult attachment styles
Personal Relationships
2000

We are family: Sibling attachment relationships among young adults
2000

Grandparental impact in young adults' relationships with their closest grandparents: The role of relationship strength and emotional closeness
The International Journal of Aging and Human Development
1998

Popular images of grandparents: Examining young adults¿ views of their closest grandparents
Personal Relationships
1998

Genetic and environmental correlations between attachment styles and basic personality traits.
BEHAVIOR GENETICS
1997

Young adults' relationships with their" closest" grandparents: Examining emotional closeness
Journal of Social Behavior and Personality
1996

A behavioural genetic analysis of attachment styles in adult twins
1996

GRANDPARENT-GRANDCHILD RELATIONSHIPS AMONG YOUNG-ADULTS
CANADIAN PSYCHOLOGY-PSYCHOLOGIE CANADIENNE
1994

Organized vs. Non-organized Sports-related Injuries: A Five Year Analysis from BC¿s Children¿s Hospital Emergency Department Data

Road Safety Web Publication No. 19 Road Traffic Injury Risk in Disadvantaged Communities: Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Road Safety Initiative

PARTNERSHIP AGENCIES

INJURY RECURRENCE IN THE PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Rise in injury rates for older male motorcyclists: Authors reply

Research

Go Play Outside! Reframing risk to promote children’s outdoor play
Funded by the Lawson Foundation, the goal of this study is to develop an online tool to influence parents perceptions of risk in outdoor play. Our goal is to encourage parents to let their kids out to play and to stimulate a societal shift in how outdoor risky play is viewed and highlight the importance of it to children’s development.

CHILDS Play (Creating Health Inspiring Landscape Designed Spaces for Play)
This research program examines children's need for risky outdoor play opportunities. We are currently conducting two studies within this program:
The State of Play: Socio-ecological perspective on children’s outdoor play
Funded by CIHR, this study research seeks to gain the perspective of children aged 10-13 years and their parents on why they are motivated - or not - to play outside. We will use children's and parents' perspectives to develop an index of the playability of outdoor environments - the extent to which a given environment is friendly for outdoor play. The playability index will be useful for designing our urban environments to meet children's needs and positively influence their health.

Grants

CIHR Operating Grant: The state of play: Socio-ecological perspectives on children’s outdoor play, $846,725, 2015-2020

CIHR Planning Grant - PA: Gender, Sex and Health Research - Project: "Levelling the playing fields: Will the provision of risk and natural play opportunities provide more equitable playgrounds?"

Lawson Foundation Operating Grant: Go play outside! Reframing risk to promote children’s outdoor play, $350,000, 2015-2018.

Honours & Awards

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award 2009-2015

Category Champion Award, CST Inspired Minds Learning Project 2014

Peter Wall Research Mentorship Award 2013

Research Group Members

Tina Cheng, Student Research Assistant
Allison Ezzat, Doctoral candidate
Christina Han, Research Coordinator
D'Arcy Hutton, Graduate Research Assistant
Takuro Ishikawa, Research Assistant
Michelle O'Kane, Graduate Research Assistant
Rachel Ramsden, Trainee
Amy Schneeberg, PhD Candidate
Kathryn Soo, Work Learn Student
Morgan Yates, Researcher PHD Student