Recent Publications


Amstutz U, Shear NH, Rieder MJ, Hwang S, Fung V, Nakamura H, Connolly MB, Ito S, Carleton BC & the CPNDS Clinical Recommendation Group. Recommendations for HLA-B*15:02 and HLA-A*31:01 Genetic Testing to Reduce the Risk of Carbamazepine-induced Hypersensitivity Reactions.  Epilepsia. Epublished  5 March2014.

Barr RG. Crying as a trigger for abusive head trauma: a key to prevention. Pediatr Radiol. Dec 2014;44 Suppl 4:S559-64. 

Brussoni M, Gibbons R, Gray C, Ishikawa T, Sandseter EBH, Bienenstock A, Chabot G, Herrington S, Janssen I, Pickett W, Power M, Stranger N, Sampson M, & Tremblay MS What is the relationship between risky outdoor play and health in children? A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. (In Press)

Brussoni M, Jin A, George MA & Lalonde C Aboriginal community-level predictors of injury-related hospitalization in British Columbia, Canada. Prevention Science, 2015; 16(4), 560-567. doi: 10.1007/s11121-014-0503-1 

Buerki SE & Connolly MB. The importance of cerebral magnetic resonance imaging in evaluation of neonatal seizures. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2015; 57(3), 210-211. doi:10.1111/dmcn.12640

Creighton G, Brussoni M, Oliffe JL, & Olsen LL. Fathers on child’s play: Urban and rural Canadian perspectives. Men and Masculinities. (In Press).

Creighton G, Brussoni M, Oliffe J & Olsen LL. “It’s good for the kids”: Fathers consider risk and protection in their own and their children’s lives. Journal of Family Issues. (In Press).

Duerden EG, Foong J, Chau V, Branson H, Poskitt KJ, Synnes A, Grunau RE, Zwicker JG & Miller SP. Tract-based spatial statistics in preterm-born neonates predicts cognitive and motor outcomes at 18 months. American Journal of Neuroradiology, epub 2015 April 30, doi:10.3174/ajnr.A4312

Durlacher KM, Verchere C & Zwicker JG. Parents’ experiences of splinting programs for babies with congenital limb abnormalities. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.(Accepted).

Fallah A, Rodgers SD, Weil AG, Vadera S, Mansouri A, Connolly MB, Major P, Devinsky O, Weiner HL, Gonzalez-Martinez, Bingaman WE, Najm I, Gupta A, Ragheb J, Bhatia S, Steinbok P, Witiw CD, Widjaja E, Snead OC & Rutka JT. Resective epilepsy surgery for tuberous sclerosis in children: Determining predictors of seizure outcomes in a multi-center retrospective cohort study. Neurosurgery. (In press).

Fayed N, Davis AM, Streiner DL, Rosenbaum PL, Cunningham CE, Lach LM, Boyle MH, Ronen GM, QUALITE Group (Connolly MB, Bello-Espinosa L, Rafay M, Appendino JP, Shevell M, Carmant L). Children’s perspective of quality of life in epilepsy. Neurology. (In press).

George MA, Jin A, Brussoni M & Lalonde C. Injury inequalities: Is the gap closing between Aboriginal and the general population in British Columbia? Health Reports,2015; 26(1), 3-13. (Available at:

George MA, Jin A, Brussoni M, Lalonde C. & McCormick, R. Injury risk in British Columbia, Canada: Are Aboriginal children and youth over-represented? Injury Epidemiology. (In Press).

Glegg SMN, Livingstone R, Montgomery I. Facilitating interprofessional evidence-based practice in paediatric rehabilitation: development, implementation and evaluation of an online toolkit for health professionals. Disabil Rehabil. 2015 Apr 29;1–9.

Glegg SMN, Hung CT, Valdes BA, Kim BDG, Van der Loos HFM. Kinecting the moves: The kinematic potential of rehabilitation-specific gaming to inform treatment for hemiplegia (book chapter). In: Pareto L, Sharkey PM, Merric J (Eds.) (2015) Technology, Rehabilitation and Empowerment of People with Special Needs. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (book - in press).  

Gopalakrishnan CV, Kestle JR & Connolly M. The “vagal ansa”: a source of complication in vagus nerve stimulation. J Neurosurg Pediatr, 2015. PMID: 25700120 [Epub ahead of print]

Grant KJ, Mayhew M, Mora L, Klein MC & Kazanjian A. The refugee experience of acquiring a family doctor. Int J Migr Health Soc Care. 2015 Mar 10;11(1):18–28.

Gray C, Gibbons R, Larouche R, Sandseter EBH, Bienenstock A, Brussoni M, Chabot G, Herrington S, Janssen I, Pickett W, Power M, Stranger N, Sampson MS & Tremblay M. 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. (In Press).

Harris SR, Mickelson ECR & Zwicker JG. Diagnosis and management of developmental coordination disorder. Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Accepted).   

Jin A, Lalonde CE, Brussoni M, McCormick R & George A. 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, 2015; 10(3), e0121694.(Available at:

Klein MC. Nothing Fails Like Success-The Great Immunization Debate. Birth. 2015; Apr 1. DOI: 10.1111/birt.12169a

Mayhew M, Grant KJ, Mora L, Rouhani S, Klein MC & Kazanjian A. Facilitating refugees’ access to family doctors. Int J Migr Health Soc Care. 2015 Mar 10;11(1):1–17.

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

Plecko B, Karl P, Mills P, Clayton P, Paschke E, Maier O, Hasselmann O, Schmiedel G, Kanz S, Connolly MB, Wolf N, Struys E, Stockler S, Abela L & Hofer D.  Pyridoxine Responsiveness in Novel Mutations of the PNPO Gene.  Neurology [MS ID#: 2013/553222].  Neurology. 2014 Apr 22; 82(16):1425-33. Doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000000344. Epub 2014 Mar 21.

Ranger M, Zwicker JG, Chau CMY, Park MTM, Chakravarty MM, Poskitt KJ, Miller SP, Bjornson BH, Tam EWY, Chau V, Synnes AR & Grunau RE. Neonatal pain and infection relate to smaller cerebellum in very preterm children at school age. Journal of Pediatrics. (Accepted).

Ronen G, Streiner D, Boyle M, Cunningham C, Lach L, Verhey L, Fayed N, Chen K, Rosenbaum P, QUALITE Group (Connolly MB, Bello-Espinosa L, Rafay M, Appendino JP, Shevell M, Carmant L).  Outcomes Trajectories in Children with Epilepsy: Hypotheses and Methodology of a Canadian Longitudinal Observational Study.  Pediatric Neurology.  2014 Jan; 50(1):38-48.

Van Karnebeek C, Murphy T, Giannasi W, Thomas M, Connolly MB, Stockler-Ipsiroglu S. Diagnostic Value of a Multidisciplinary Clinic for Intellectual Disability. Can J Neurol Sci. 2014 May; 41(3):333-45. PMID: 24718818

Van Karnebeek CD, Jaggumantri S. Current treatment and management of pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2015 Feb; 17(2):335. doi: 10.1007/s11940-014-0335-0. PMID: 25639976

Vasak M, Williamson J, Garden J & Zwicker JG. Sensory processing and sleep in typically-developing infants and toddlers. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. (Accepted).

Yiu EM, Laughlin S, Verhey LH, Banwell BL; Canadian Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Network. Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Distinctions Between Tumefactive Demyelination and Brain Tumors in Children. J Child Neurol. 2014 May; 29(5):654-65. Doi: 10.1177/0883073813500713. Epub 3 October 2013. PMID: 24092896


Amram N, Klein MC, Mok H, Simkin P, Lindstrom K, Grant J. How Birth Doulas Help Clients Adapt to Changes in Circumstances, Clinical Care, and Client Preferences During Labor. The Journal of Perinatal Education 2014; 23(2):96-103

Bell N, Kruse S, Simons RK, & Brussoni M. A spatial analysis of functional outcomes and quality of life after pediatric injury. Injury Epidemiology 2014; 1:16. doi:  10.1186/s40621-014-0016-1 Available at:

Brubacher J, Chan H, Desapriya E, Purssell R, Asbridge M, Schuurman N, MacDonald  S, Erdelyi S, Brasher P , Pike I. Reduction in fatalities, ambulance calls and hospital admissions for road trauma following new traffic laws. American Journal of Public Health 2014; 104(10):e89-97 doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302068.

Brussoni M, Jin A, George MA, Lalonde CE. Aboriginal community-level predictors of injury-related hospitalization in British Columbia, Canada. Prevention Science 2014; doi: 10.1007/s11121-014-0503-1 [epub ahead of print]

Brussoni M, Wong K, Olsen LL & Creighton G. Older motorcyclists as an emerging medical and public health concern. BC Medical Journal 2014; 56:402-406. Available at:

Clark E, George MA, Hardy C, Hall W, MacMillan P, Wakabayashi S, Hughes K. Effectiveness of a school-based intervention for students diagnosed with feotal alcohol syndrome in British Columbia, Canada. The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 2014; 3(1): 25-34. doi: 10.7895/ijadr.v3i1.119 ISSN: 1925-7066

Desapriya E, Harjee R, Brubacher J, Chan H, Hewapathirane DS, Subzwari S, Pike I.  Vision screening of older drivers for preventing road traffic injuries and fatalities. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. 2014; 21;2:CD006252. [Epub ahead of print]

Dunbar M, Jaggumantri S, Sargent M, Stockler-Ipsiroglu Svan Karnebeek CDTreatment of X-linked creatine transporter (SLC6A8) deficiency: systematic review of the literature and three new cases. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 2014; doi: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2014.05.011. [Epub ahead of print]

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

George MA, Hardy C. Addressing FASD in British Columbia, Canada: Analysis of funding proposals. Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology 2014; 21(3):e338-e345.

Glegg SM, Holsti L, Stanton S, Hanna S, Velikonja D, Ansley B, Sartor D, Brum C. Using virtual reality in clinical practice: A multi-site exploratory study. NeuroRehabilitation 2014; 1:35(3):563-77. doi: 10.3233/NRE-141152.

Hanley GEOberlander TF. The effect of perinatal exposures on the infant: Antidepressants and depressionBest Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014; 28(1):37-48. doi: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2013.09.001 

Hennessy E, Oh A, Agurs-Collins T, Mâsse LC, Moser R, & Perna F. State-level School Competitive Food and Beverage Laws are Associated with Children’s Weight Status. Journal of School Health 2014;  84(9). doi: 10.1111/josh.12181

Ishikawa TOudie E, Desapriya ETurcotte KPike I. Systematic Review of Community Interventions to Improve Aboriginal Child Passenger Safety. American Journal of Public Health 2014; 104 Supplement 3:e1-8. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301683

Jin A, George MA, Brussoni M & Lalonde C. 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; 14:710. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-710 Available from:

Johnston CS, Klein MC, Iglesias S, Avery G. Competency in rural practice. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine 2014; 19(2):43

Lindsay H & Brussoni M. Injuries and helmet use related to non-motorized wheeled activities in pediatric patients. Chronic Injuries and Diseases in Canada 2014; 34:74-81. Available from:

MacKay FD, Anderson JE, Klein MC, Berkowitz J, MacKay JT, Gailius J. The modified medical office assistant role in rural diabetes care. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine 2014; 19(2):49-57.

Manville M, Klein MC, Bainbridge L. Interdisciplinary Team-Based Hospital Care on a Family Physician-Managed Transitional Care Unit Improves Outcomes for Elderly Post-Acute Patients. Canadian Family Physician 2014; 60(5) 263-271 [epub]

Mâsse LC, de Niet JE, Watts A, Naylor PJ, & Saewyc E. Associations between the school food environment, student’s consumption and body mass index of Canadian adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014; 11:29 doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-29

Mayhew M, Klein MC et al. Facilitating refugees’ access to family doctors. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care 2014; 01/2015; 11(1):TBA. [in press]

Ranger M & Grunau RE. Early repetitive pain in preterm infants in relation to the developing brain [Review]. Pain Management 2014; 4(1):57-67.

Schiariti V & Mâsse LC. Relevant areas of functioning in children with cerebral palsy based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health coding system: a clinical perspective. Journal of Child Neurology 2014; [Epub ahead of print]

Schiariti V, Sauve K, Klassen A, Cieza A, O’Donnell M & Mâsse LC. “He does not see himself as being different”: children and caregivers’ perspectives on relevant areas of functioning in cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 2014; 56(9):853-61. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12472.

Teschke K, Frendo T, Shen H, Harris MA, Reynolds CCO, Cripton PA, Brubacher JR, Cusimano MD, Friedman SM, Hunte G, Monro M, Vernich L, Babul S, Chipman M, Winters M. Do bicycling crash circumstances vary by route type? A cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 2014; [In press]

van Karnebeek CDStockler-Ipsiroglu S, Jaggumantri S, Assmann B, Baxter P, Buhas D, Bok LA, Cheng B, Coughlin CR 2nd, Das AM, Giezen A, Al-Hertani W, Ho G, Meyer U, Mills P, Plecko B, Struys E, Ueda K, Albersen M, Verhoeven N, Gospe SM Jr, Gallagher RC, Van Hove JK, Hartmann H. Lysine-Restricted Diet as Adjunct Therapy for Pyridoxine-Dependent Epilepsy: The PDE Consortium Consensus Recommendations. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease 2014; 15:1-11. doi: 10.1007/8904_2014_296 [Epub ahead of print]

Vinall J, Grunau RE. Impact of repeated procedural pain-related stress in infants born very preterm. Pediatric Research 2014; 75(5):584-7. doi: 10.1038/pr.2014.16. [Epub]

Vinall J, Miller SP, Bjornson BH, Fitzpatrick KP, Poskitt KJ, Brant R, Synnes AR, Cepeda IL, Grunau RE. Invasive procedures in preterm children: brain and cognitive development at school age. Pediatrics 2014; 133(3):412-21. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-1863. [Epub]

Zwicker JG, Rehal H, Sodhi S, Karkling M, Paul A, Hilliard M & Jarus T. Effectiveness of a summer camp intervention for children with developmental coordination disorder. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 2014; doi: 10.3109/01942638.2014.957431 [Epub ahead of print]


Brussoni M, Creighton G, Olsen LL, & Oliffe JL. Men on fathering in the context of children’s unintentional injury prevention. American Journal of Men’s Health 2013; 7:75-84. doi: 10.1177/1557988312462739

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

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

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

Desapriya E, Pike I. Central visual field loss and driving. JAMA Ophthalmology 2013; 131(6): 819-821.

George MA. Healthy Families - Introduction. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2013; 72 Supplement 1:531-533.

George MA, Bassani C.  Neighborhood effects on the health of immigrant and refugee children in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2013; 104(7):e482-e486.

George MA, Hardy C, Clark E. Perceptions of needs regarding FASD across the province of British Columbia, Canada. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2013; 72 Supplement 1:91-92

George MA, McCormick R, Lalonde CE, Jin A, Brussoni M. The RISC research project: injury in First Nations communities in British Columbia, Canada. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2013; 72 doi: 10.3402/ijch.v72i0.21182 [ePub]

Harris MA, Reynolds CCO, Winters M, Cripton PA, Shen H, Chipman M, Cusimano MD, Babul S, Brubacher JR, Friedman SM, Hunte G, Monro M, Vernich L., Teschke K. Comparing the effects of infrastructure on bicycling injury at intersections and non-intersections using a case-crossover design. Injury Prevention 2013; 19:303-310.

Ito J, Fujiwara T, Barr RG. Is paternal infant care associated with breastfeeding? A population-based study in Japan. Journal of Human Lactation. 2013; 29(4):491-9. doi: 10.1177/0890334413488680 

Ishikawa T, Desapriya E, Puri M, Kerr JM, Hewapathirane S, Pike I. Evaluating the benefits of second-eye cataract surgery among the elderly. Journal of Cataract Refract Surgery 2013; 39:1593–1603.

Ishikawa T, Oudie E, Desapriya E, Turcotte K, and Pike I. A Systematic Review of Community Interventions to Improve Aboriginal Child Passenger Safety. American Journal of Public Health 2014; 104 Supplement 3:e1-e8. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301683.

Lyons R, Kendrick D, Towner E, Coupland C, Hayes M, Christie N, Sleney J, Jones S, Kimberlee R, Rodgers SE, Turner S, Brussoni M, Vinagradova Y, Sarvotham T, & Macey S. The advocacy for pedestrian safety study: Cluster randomised trial evaluating a political advocacy approach to reduce pedestrian injuries in deprived communities. PLoS ONE 2013; 8 e60158. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060158 Available from

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

Olsen LL, Oliffe L, Brussoni M & Creighton G. Fathers’ views on their financial situations, father-child activities, and preventing child injuries. American Journal of Men’s Health 2013; doi: 10.1177/1557988313515699

Pike I, McDonald RA, Piedt S & Macpherson AK. Developing Injury Indicators for First Nations and Inuit Children and Youth in Canada: A Modified Delphi Approach. Chronic Disease and Injury in Canada 2014; 34(4):203-209. [In press]

Honours & Awards

Dr Glenys Webster:CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship. Project: "Neurodevelopmental effects of prenatal PBDE and PFAS exposures in US and Canadian children."

Dr Ron Barr: 2014 Pediatric Chairs of Canada Academic Leadership Clinician Investigator Award

Dr. Mariana Brussoni: 2013/14 Peter Wall Institute Research Mentoring Program Awardee. Project: "Play Worth Remembering: Gaining Public Insights into Memories of Outdoor Play Spaces."

Takuro Ishikawa: 2014 Featured Trainee (Supervisor: Dr. Mariana Brussoni)

Dr Shelina Babul: 2014 Prevention & Awareness Award Brain Injury Canada

BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit (Kate Turcotte, Fahra Rajabali, Shannon Piedt, Dian Leung and Aybaniz Ibrahimova): 2014 Presidents Staff Award UBC Global Citizenship