I am very interested in reducing injuries in all age groups and especially in high-risk populations: Indigenous people, workers, drivers, youth and seniors.
I am currently engaged in hands-on public health advocacy through the Homeless Transitional Intensive Care Project. This graduate student-lead initiative was started in 2019 in an exciting hands-on advocacy in public health course I teach together with one of Canada’s leading tobacco advocates, Les Hagen.
I am also actively involved in developing Edmonton's first free standing palliative care residence, The Roozen Family Hospice Centre.
MPH, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1994
MD/ PhD (Immunology) University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 1985-7
BSc (Honours), Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, 1980.
Meritorious Military Service Medal, Government of Canada, 2017
Alumni of the Year, Concordia University, 2016
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
One of the 50 most influential Albertans - Venture Magazine, 2010
Alberta Centennial Medal, 2005
Physician of the Century - One of A Hundred, Alberta Medical Association / College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, 2005
Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary Foundation, 2004
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship
American College of Preventive Medicine Fellowship
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Fellowship
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Fellowship
American College of Physicians Honourary Fellowship
College of Physicians of Thailand Honourary Fellowship
College of Physicians of Ceylon Honourary Fellowship
College of Physicians of South Africa Honourary Fellowship
Honorary Colonel, 1 Field Ambulance Edmonton
safety culture assessment
public health communication