Associate Professor
PhD
 
F508 – 4480 Oak Street (Children & Women’s Health Centre)
Vancouver, BC
phone: 6048753712

AREAS OF SPECIALTY
• Child injury prevention
• Child development
• Risky outdoor play
• Injury-related health inequalities
• Injury surveillance
• Parenting, fathering, gender relations and masculinities
• Risk epistemology

Unit Affiliations
BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit

CFRI Salary Award, 2007-2012

MSFHR Scholar Award, 2009-2015

CFRI Salary Award, 2013-2018

 

Courses
SPPH 555 Principles and Practices of Injury Prevention
SPPH 581L Determinants of Child Health and Development

Graduate Students

Janae Vlaar – MSc Student

Allison Ezzat – PhD Student

Christina Han – PhD Student

Takuro Ishikawa – PhD Student

Amy Schneeberg – PhD Student

Desiree Wilson – PhD Student

Morgan Yates – PhD Student

 

Jin, A., Brussoni, M., George, M. A., Lalonde, C. E., & McCormick, R. (2017). Iatrogenic injury among the Aboriginal and total populations of British Columbia, Canada, 1991-2010: Inequities associated with ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 28(2). (Available at: https://preprint.press.jhu.edu/jhcpu/preprints/iatrogenic-injury-among-aboriginal-and-total-populations-british-columbia-canada-1991-2010)

 

Schneeberg, A., Kruse, S., Zallen, E., Ishikawa, T., Mitton, C., Bettinger, J., & Brussoni, M. (2016). A longitudinal study on quality of life after injury in children. Health and Quality of Life, 14, 120. DOI: 10.1186/s12955-016-0523-6 (Available at: http://hqlo.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12955-016-0523-6)

 

Brunelle, S., Coghlan, R., Herrington, S., & Brussoni, M. (2016). Play worth remembering: Are playgrounds too safe? Child, Youth and Environments, 26(1), 17-36.

 

Yates, M. T., Ishikawa, T., Schneeberg, A., & Brussoni, M. (2016). Pediatric Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (PaedsCTAS) as a measure of injury severity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(7), 659. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13070659. (Available at:  http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/13/7/659/html)

 

Jin, A., Brussoni, M., George, M. A., Lalonde, C. E., & McCormick, R. (2016). Risk of hospitalization due to unintentional fall injury in British Columbia, Canada, 1999-2008: Ecolaogical associations with socioeconomic status, geographic place, and Aboriginal ethnicity. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, epub. DOI: 10.1007/s40615-016-0258-4 (Available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40615-016-0258-4)

 

Olsen, L., Kruse, S., Miller, A., & Brussoni, M. (2016). Safety-related concerns of parents for children with disabilities and chronic conditions. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 37(2), 121-131. DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000256.

 

Brussoni, M., George, M. A., Jin, A., & Lalonde, C., & McCormick, R. (2016). Injuries to Aboriginal populations living on- and off-reserve in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in in British Columbia, Canada: Incidence and trends, 1986-2010. BMC Public Health, 16, 397. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3078-x (Available at: http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-3078-x)

 

George, M. A., Brussoni, M., Jin, A., Lalonde, C. E., & McCormick, R. (2016). Ecological analysis of the association between injury risk and socioeconomic status, geography and Aboriginal ethnicity in British Columbia, Canada. SpringerPlus, 5, 567. DOI:10.1186/s40064-016-2262-x (Available at:  http://springerplus.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40064-016-2262-x)

 

 

Creighton, G., Brussoni, M., Oliffe, J., & Olsen, L. L. (2015). “It’s good for the kids”: Fathers consider risk and protection in their own and their children’s lives. Journal of Family Issues. DOI: 10.1177/0192513X15584679

 

Creighton, G., Brussoni, M., Oliffe, J., & Han, C. (2015). Picturing masculinities: Using photo-elicitation in men’s health research. American Journal of Men’s Health. DOI: 10.1177/1557988315611217

 

Jin, A., George, M. A., Brussoni, M., Lalonde, C. E., & McCormick, R. (2015). Primary care visits due to injuries among the Aboriginal off-reserve population of British Columbia, Canada, 1991-2010. International Journal of Equity in Health, 14, 136. DOI: 10.1186/s12939-015-0269-5 (Available at: http://www.equityhealthj.com/content/14/1/136)

 

Pan, S. W., Hsu, C., Brussoni, M., & Pike, I. (2015). Indigenous ethnicity as a social determinant of exposure to riskier modes of transport: A survey study in Taiwan. Journal of Transport and Health, 2(4), 595-601. DOI:  10.1016/j.jth.2015.09.003

 

Herrington, S., & Brussoni, M. (2015). Beyond physical activity: The importance of play and nature-based play spaces for children’s health and development. Current Obesity Reports, 4(4), 477-483. DOI: 10.1007/s13679-015-0179-2

 

Macpherson, A. K., Brussoni, M., Fuselli, P., Middaugh-Bonney, T., Piedt, S., & Pike, I. (2015). An evaluation of evidence-based pediatric injury prevention policies in Canada. BMC Public Health, 15, 707. DOI:  10.1186/s12889-015-1986-9 (Available at:  http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/15/707)

 

Tremblay, M. S., Gray, C., Babcock, S., Barnes, J., Bradstreet, C. C., Carr, D., Chabot, G., Choquette, L., Chorney, D., Collyer, C., Devane, S., Herrington, S., Janson, K., Janssen, I., Larouche, R., LeBlanc, C., Pickett, W., Power, M., Sandseter, E. B. H., Simon, B., & Brussoni, M. (2015). Position statement on active outdoor play. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(6), 6475-6505. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph120606475 (Available at:  http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/12/6/6475)

 

Gray, C., Gibbons, R., Larouche, R., Sandseter, E. B. H., Bienenstock, A., Brussoni, M., Chabot, G., Herrington, S., Janssen, I., Pickett, W., Power, M., Stranger, N., Sampson, M. S., & Tremblay, M. (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, 12(6), 6455-6474. DOI:  10.3390/ijerph120606455

 

Brussoni, M., Gibbons, R., Gray, C., Ishikawa, T., Sandseter, E. B. H., Bienenstock, A., Chabot, G., Herrington, S., Janssen, I., Pickett, W., Power, M., Stranger, N., Sampson, M., & Tremblay, M. S. (2015). What is the relationship between risky outdoor play and health in children? A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(6),6423-6454.  DOI:  10.3390/ijerph120606423 (Available at:  http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/12/6/6423)

 

George, M. A., Jin, A., Brussoni, M., Lalonde, C., & McCormick, R. (2015). Injury risk in British Columbia, Canada: Are Aboriginal children and youth over-represented? Injury Epidemiology, 2(1), 7. DOI: 10.1186/s40621-015-0039-2. (Available at:  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40621-015-0039-2)

 

Jin, A., Lalonde, C. E., Brussoni, M., McCormick, R., & George, A. (2015). Injury hospitalizations due to unintentional falls among Aboriginal population of British Columbia, Canada: Incidence, changes over time, and ecological analysis of risk markers, 1991-2010. PLOS ONE, 10(3), e0121694.(Available at:  http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0121694)

 

George, M. A., Jin, A., Brussoni, M., & Lalonde, C. (2015). Injury inequalities: Is the gap closing between Aboriginal and the general population in British Columbia? Health Reports, 26(1), 3-13. (Available at: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2015001/article/14131-eng.pdf)

 

Olsen, L. L., Oliffe, J. L., Brussoni, M., & Creighton, G. (2015). Fathers’ views on their financial situations, father-child activities, and preventing child injuries. American Journal of Men’s Health, 9(1), 15-25. 10.1177/1557988313515699

 

Brussoni, M., Jin, A., George, M. A., & Lalonde, C. (2015). Aboriginal community-level predictors of injury-related hospitalization in British Columbia, Canada. Prevention Science, 16(4), 560-567. DOI: 10.1007/s11121-014-0503-1 (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11121-014-0503-1)

 

Brussoni, M., Brunelle, S., Pike, I., Sandseter, E. B. H., Herrington, S., Turner, H., Belair, S., Logan, L., Fuselli, P., Ball, D. J. (2015). Can child injury prevention include healthy risk promotion? Injury Prevention, 21, 344-347. DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041241 (Available at: http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/early/2014/12/22/injuryprev-2014-041241.full)

 

Creighton, G., Brussoni, M., Oliffe, J. L., & Olsen, L. L. (2015). Fathers on child’s play: Urban and rural Canadian perspectives. Men and Masculinities, 18(5), 559-580. DOI: 10.1177/1097184X14562610

 

Kruse, S., Schneeberg, A., & Brussoni, M. (2014). Construct validity and impact of mode of administration of the PedsQLTM among a pediatric injury population. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 12, 168.

 

Brussoni, M., Wong, K., Creighton, G., &  Olsen, L. L., (2014). Older motorcyclists as an emerging medical and public health concern. BC Medical Journal, 56, 402-406. (Available at:  http://bcmj.org/articles/rise-injury-rates-older-male-motorcyclists-emerging-medical-and-public-health-concern)

 

Bell, N., Kruse, S., Simons, R. K., & Brussoni, M. (2014). A spatial analysis of functional outcomes and quality of life after pediatric injury. Injury Epidemiology, 1, 16. DOI:  10.1186/s40621-014-0016-1

 

Jin, A., George, M. A., Brussoni, M., & Lalonde, C. (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, 14, 710. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-710

 

Lindsay, H., & Brussoni, M. (2014). Injuries and helmet use related to non-motorized wheeled activities in pediatric patients. Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada, 34, 74-81. (Available at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cdic-mcbc/34-2-3/assets/pdf/CDIC_MCC_Vol34_2-3_02_Lindsay-eng.pdf)  

 

Ezzat, A., Brussoni, M., Schneeberg, A., & Jones, S. (2014). “Do as we say, not as we do”: Injuries among injury prevention professionals. Injury Prevention, 20, 172-176. DOI:10.1136/injuryprev-2013-040913

 

Brussoni, M., Kruse, S., & Walker, K. (2013). Validity and reliability of the EQ-5D-3L among a paediatric injury population. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 11, 157. DOI: 10.1186/1477-7525-11-157 (Available at: http://www.hqlo.com/content/11/1/157)

 

Brussoni, M., Olsen, L. L., Creighton, G., & Oliffe, J. L. (2013). Heterosexual gender relations in and around childhood risk and safety. Qualitative Health Research, 23(10), 1388-1398.  DOI: 10.1177/1049732313505916

 

Lyons, R., Kendrick, D., Towner, E., Coupland, C., Hayes, M., Christie, N., Sleney, J., Jones, S., Kimberlee, R., Rodgers, S. E., Turner, S., Brussoni, M., Vinagradova, Y., Sarvotham, T., & Macey, S. (2013). The advocacy for pedestrian safety study: Cluster randomised trial evaluating a political advocacy approach to reduce pedestrian injuries in deprived communities. PLoS ONE, 8, e60158.

 

Brussoni, M., Creighton, G., Olsen, L. L., & Oliffe, J. L. (2013). Men on fathering in the context of children’s unintentional injury prevention. American Journal of Men’s Health, 7, 75-84. DOI: 10.1177/1557988312462739

 

Olsen, L. L., Kruse, S., & Brussoni, M. (2013). Unheard voices: A qualitative exploration on fathers’ access of child safety information. Journal of Community Health, 38, 187-194. DOI: 10.1007/s10900-012-9601-9

 

Brussoni, M., & Olsen, L. L. (2013). The perils of overprotective parenting: Fathers’ perspectives explored. Child: Care, Health and Development, 39, 237-245. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01361.x.  

 

Brussoni, M., Olsen, L. L., Pike, I., & Sleet, D. A. (2012). Risky play and children’s safety: Balancing priorities for optimal child development. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 9, 3134-3148. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph9093134 (Available at: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/9/9/3134)

 

Brussoni, M., Olsen, L. L., & Joshi, P. (2012). Aboriginal community-centred injury surveillance: A community-based participatory process evaluation. Prevention Science, 13(2), 107-117. DOI: 10.1007/s11121-011-0258-x (Available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11121-011-0258-x)  

 

Brussoni, M., & Olsen, L. (2011). Striking a balance between risk and protection: Fathers’ attitudes and practices towards child injury prevention. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 32(7), 491-498. DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e31821bd1f5

 

Mytton, J., Towner, E. M. L., Brussoni, M., & Gray, S. (2009). Unintentional injuries in school-aged children: Lessons from a systematic review of cohort studies. Injury Prevention, 15, 111-124. DOI:10.1136/ip.2008.019471

 

Mulvaney, C., Kendrick, D., Towner, E., Brussoni, M., Hayes, M., Powell, J., & Robertson, S. (2009). Fatal and non-fatal fire injuries in England 1995-2004: Time trends and inequalities by age, sex and area deprivation. Journal of Public Health, 31(1), 154-161. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdn103

 

Lyons, R. A., Towner, E. M. L., Christie, N., Kendrick, D., Jones, S. J., Hayes, M., Kimberlee, R., Sarvotham, T. S., Macey, S. M., Brussoni, M., Sleney, J., Coupland, C., & Phillips, C. J. (2008). The Advocacy in Action Study: A cluster randomised controlled trial to reduce pedestrian injuries in deprived communities–a protocol. Injury Prevention, 14, e1. (Available at: http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/14/2/e1)

 

Brussoni, M., Towner, E., & Hayes, M. (2006). Evidence into practice: Combining the art and science of injury prevention. Injury Prevention, 12(6), 373-7. DOI:  10.1136/ip.2005.011403

 

Khambalia, A., Joshi, P., Brussoni, M., Raina, P., Morrongiello, B., & Macarthur, C. (2006). Risk factors for unintentional injuries due to falls in children aged 0-6 years: A systematic review. Injury Prevention, 12(6), 378-381. DOI:10.1136/ip.2006.012161

 

Chipman, M., Desipraya, E., Brussoni, M., Han, G., & Gane, J. (2005). The risk of injury and vehicle damage in inter­section right-angle crashes. Warrendale, PA: Society of Automotive Engineers International. SAE/ SP-1938, Side Impact and Rollover, 9-15. DOI: 10.4271/2005-01-0285.

 

Desapriya, E. B. R., Brussoni, M., Pike, I., & Han, G. (2004). The injury severity rate differences in passenger cars and pick up trucks related two vehicle crashes in British Columbia Canada. IATSS Research, 28(2), 42-7.

 

Desapriya, E. B. R., Iwasa, N., Pike, I., Brussoni, M., & Papsdorf, M. (2004). Child motor vehicle occupant and pedestrian casualties before and after enactment of Child Restraint Seats Legislation in Japan. International Journal of Injury Control Safety Promotion, 11(4), 225-230. DOI: 10.1080/156609704/233/289797

 

Desapriya, E. B. R., Iwasa, N., Brussoni, M., Shimizu, S., & Belayneh, T. (2003). 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, 38(2), 83-102.

 

Iwase, N., Desapriya, E. B. R., Brussoni, M., Rajabali, F., & Han, G. (2003). Child casualties before and after enactment of child restraint seats (CRS) legislation in Japan. IATSS Res, 27(2), 73-6.

 

Brussoni, M. J., Jang, K. L., Livesley, W. J., & MacBeth, T. M. (2000). Genetic and environmental influences on adult attachment styles. Personal Relationships, 7, 283-9. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2000.tb00017.x

 

Boon, S. D., & Brussoni, M. J. (1998). Popular images of grandparents:  Examining young adults’ views of their closest grandparents. Personal Relationships, 5,105-19. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.1998.tb00162.x

 

Brussoni, M. J., & Boon, S. D. (1998). Grandparental impact in young adults’ relationships with their closest grandparents: The role of relationship strength and emotional closeness. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 46(4), 267-286. DOI: 10.2190/2B7B-E3LH-74JJ-UJRY  

 

Boon, S. D., & Brussoni, M. J. (1996). Young adults’ relationships with their closest grandparents:  Examining emotional closeness. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 11(3), 439-458.

Current Grants:

The State of Play: Socio-ecological perspectives on children’s outdoor play
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
$846,725 CDN
Principal Investigator 2015-2020

Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program
Public Health Agency of Canada
$130,298 CDN
Principal Investigator 2015-2016
Previous Grants:

Risky play meets nature play: The influence of outdoor play spaces and risky play on child development
UBC Hampton Fund
$40,000 CDN
Co-Principal Investigators: Mariana Brussoni & Susan Herrington 2013-2015

Play worth remembering: Gaining public insights into memories of outdoor play spaces
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
$10,000 CDN
Co-Principal Investigators: Mariana Brussoni & Susan Herrington 2013-2014

Canadian fathering and child unintentional injury prevention
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
$351,543 CDN
Principal Investigator 2011-2014

CIHR Team in Child & Youth Injury Prevention
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
$2,000,000 CDN
Co-Principal Investigators: Ian Pike, Alison Macpherson, Mariana Brussoni, Barbara Morrongiello, Will Pickett, Brent Hagel, Carolyn Emery, Natalie Yanchar, Nadine Schurman
2010-2015

Why do boys get hurt more than girls?

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
$10,000 CDN
Principal Investigator 2011-2014