I am very interested in reducing injuries in all age groups and especially in high-risk populations: Aboriginals, workers, drivers, youth and seniors.
I am engaged in hands-on public health advocacy through the Coalition for Cellphone Free Driving. This graduate student-lead initiative was started several years ago and has grown into one of Canada's most active and well-respected advocacy organizations in injury prevention. Together with one of Canada’s leading tobacco advocates, Les Hagen, we teach an exciting hands-on advocacy in public health course each fall.
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.
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
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