• George, Anne


    Investigator Emerita, BC Children's Hospital
    Associate Professor Emerita, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia
    Associate Faculty, UBC School of Public and Population Health
    Adjunct Professor, Health Sciences, UNBC

    Degrees / Designations
    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address

    F508 - 4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H-3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Population and public health
    • Health promotion
    • Social determinants of health
    • Children and women's health
    • Indigenous health
    • Injury
    • Immigrant health

    My research focuses on public and population health.

    My areas of research are:

    1. The health and well-being of populations, including immigrant and refugees, and Indigenous peoples
    2. Alcohol and alcohol-related risks, including alcohol exposure during pregnancy

    In conducting this research, I use various methods, particularly quantitative and database linkage, as well as community-based participatory approaches.

    Current Projects

    New Canadian Children and Youth Study (NCCYS)
    The NCCYS examines the health and well-being of immigrant and refugee children (n~4,500) across urban areas in Canada. It is a national, longitudinal study and includes families from 16 ethnic backgrounds. Six of these families are located in the Lower Mainland. NCCYS is funded by CIHR and the investigative team spans eight Canadian universities and two phases of data collection.

    Injury in British Columbia’s Aboriginal Communities: Building Capacity while Developing Knowledge (RISC project)

    This CHIR-funded research project examines the relationship between cultural continuity and injury in Indigenous communities. We worked with communities throughout BC to collect their own epidemiological data, and we linked administrative datasets spanning 25 years, comparing risk of injury for Indigenous peoples compared to the total BC population.

    Selected Publications

    George MA, Bassani C. (2018). Influence of Perceived Racial Discrimination on the Health of Immigrant Children in Canada. Int. Migration & Integration. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-018-0539-3

    Mariana Brussoni; M. Anne George; Andrew Jin; Ofer Amram; Rod McCormick; Christopher E. Lalonde. (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: 13(1): e0191384. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191384

    George MA, Jin A, Brussoni M, Lalonde CE, McCormick R. (2017).  Intentional injury among the Aboriginal and total populations in British Columbia, Canada: trends over time and ecological analyses of risk.  International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:141 doi 10.1186/s12939-017-0629-4.  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-017-0629-4

    Jin A, Brussoni M, George MA, Lalonde CE, 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 2017 (August):28(3): 952-972. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2017.0090.  Available at https://muse.jhu.edu/article/666591

    George MA, Brussoni M, Jin A, Lalonde CE, McCormick R. (2016). Ecological analyses of the associations between injury risk and socioeconomic status, geography and Aboriginal ethnicity in British Columbia, Canada. Springer Plus 2016;5:567. doi:10.1186/s40064-016-2262-x.  Available at: https://springerplus.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40064-016-2262-x

    Jin A, Brussoni M, George MA, Lalonde CE, McCormick R. (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 Jun 28.  PMID:27352116  doi:10.1007/s40615-016-0258-4.  Available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40615-016-0258-4

    Brussoni, M, George MA, Jin A, Lalonde CE, McCormick R. (2016). Injuries to Aboriginal populations living on and off reserve in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in British Columbia, Canada. BMC Public Health 2016;16:397. doi:10.1186/s12889-16-3078-x.  Available at: 

    George MA, Jin A, Brussoni M, Lalonde CE, McCormick R. (2015). Injury risk in British Columbia, Canada, 1986 to 2009:  are Aboriginal children and youth over-represented? Injury Epidemiology 2015;2(7). doi:10.1186/s40621-015-0039-2. Available at: https://injepijournal.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40621-015-0039-2

    George, M.A., & Bassani, C. (2015). The health of immigrant children who live in areas with high immigrant concentration. Ethnicity & Health, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2015.1066762.

    George MA, Jin A, Brussoni M, Lalonde CE. (2015). Is the injury gap closing between the Aboriginal and general populations of British Columbia? Health Reports 2015;26(1):3-13. PMID: 25606983. Available at: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2015001/article/14131-eng.pdf)    

    Jin A, Lalonde CE, Brussoni M, McCormick R, George MA. (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;10(3): e0121694. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121694. Available at: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0121694

    Jin A, George MA, 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 2015;14;136. DOI: 10.1186/s12939-015-0269-5 Available at: http://www.equityhealthj.com/content/14/1/136 

    Brussoni M, Jin A., George MA, Lalonde CE. (2014). Aboriginal community-level predictors of injury-related hospitalization in British Columbia, Canada. Prevention Science 2014. PMID: 25023135

    Jin A, George MA, Brussoni, M, Lalonde CE. (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; 14:710. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-710 MS: 2191753661130282 Available at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/710

    George MA, Hardy C. (2014). Addressing FASD in British Columbia, Canada: Analysis of funding proposals. Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology 2014; 21(3):e338-e345. PMID: 25344795

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

    George MA, Bassani C. (2013). Does living in a neighbourhood with others of the same ethnic background contribute to health of Canada’s immigrant children? Canadian Journal of Public Health 2013; 104(7):e482-e486. PMID: 24495825

    George MA, Bassani C, Armstrong RW. (2012). Influence of perceived racial discrimination on health and behaviour of immigrant children in British Columbia. International Journal of Population Research 2012; Volume 2012, Article ID 274963. Available at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpr/2012/274963/

    Chien L-Y, George MA, Armstrong RW. (2002). Country of birth and language spoken at home in relation to substance use. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 93(3):188-192. PMID: 12050985

    Honours & Awards
    • Scientist 1, CFRI – 2010-2015
    • Senior Scholar, Human Early Learning Partnership (H.E.L.P.) – 2002-2005 
    Research Group Members