Overview

My research focuses on public and population health.

My areas of research are:

The health and well-being of populations, including immigrant and refugees, and Indigenous peoples

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.

Publications

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
Brussoni, Mariana AND George, M. Anne AND Jin, Andrew AND Amram, Ofer AND McCormick, Rod AND Lalonde, Christopher E.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191384
01/2018

Intentional injury among the indigenous and total populations in British Columbia, Canada: trends over time and ecological analyses of risk
International Journal for Equity in Health
M. Anne George, Andrew Jin, Mariana Brussoni, Christopher E. Lalonde, Rod McCormick
DOI: 10.1186/s12939-017-0629-4
08/2017

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
Andrew Jin, Mariana Brussoni, M. Anne George, Christopher E. Lalonde, Rod McCormick
DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2017.0090
2017

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
Andrew Jin, Mariana Brussoni, M. Anne George, Christopher E. Lalonde, Rod McCormick
DOI: 10.1007/s40615-016-0258-4
06/2016

Ecological analyses of the associations between injury risk and socioeconomic status, geography and Aboriginal ethnicity in British Columbia, Canada
SpringerPlus
M. A. George, M. Brussoni, A. Jin, C. E. Lalonde, R. McCormick
DOI: 10.1186/s40064-016-2262-x
05/2016

Injuries to Aboriginal populations living on- and off-reserve in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in British Columbia, Canada: Incidence and trends, 1986-2010
BMC Public Health
Mariana Brussoni, M. Anne George, Andrew Jin, Christopher E. Lalonde, Rod McCormick
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3078-x
05/2016

Primary care visits due to injuries among the Aboriginal off-reserve population of British Columbia, Canada, 1991–2010
International Journal for Equity in Health
Andrew Jin, M. Anne George, Mariana Brussoni, Christopher E. Lalonde, Rod McCormick
DOI: 10.1186/s12939-015-0269-5
11/2015

Injury risk in British Columbia, Canada, 1986 to 2009: are Aboriginal children and youth over-represented?
Injury Epidemiology
M Anne George, Andrew Jin, Mariana Brussoni, Christopher E Lalonde, Rod McCormick
DOI: 10.1186/s40621-015-0039-2
05/2015

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
Andrew Jin, Christopher E. Lalonde, Mariana Brussoni, Rod McCormick, M. Anne George
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121694
03/2015

Is the injury gap closing between the Aboriginal and general populations of British Columbia?
Health reports
2015

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
Andrew Jin, M Anne George, Mariana Brussoni, Christopher E Lalonde
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-710
07/2014

Aboriginal Community-Level Predictors of Injury-Related Hospitalizations in British Columbia, Canada
Prevention Science
Mariana Brussoni, Andrew Jin, M. Anne George, Chris E. Lalonde
DOI: 10.1007/s11121-014-0503-1
07/2014

Addressing FASD in British Columbia, Canada: Analysis of funding proposals
Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology
PubMed: 25344795
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

Does Living in a Neighbourhood With Others of the Same Ethnic Background Contribute to Health of Canada’s Immigrant Children?
Can J Public Health
M. Anne George, Cherylynn Bassani
DOI: 10.17269/cjph.104.4101
11/2013

Influence of Perceived Racial Discrimination on Health and Behaviour of Immigrant Children in British Columbia
International Journal of Population Research
M. Anne George, Cherylynn Bassani, Robert W. Armstrong
DOI: 10.1155/2012/274963
2012

Social capital and immigrant youth's well-being in Canada
Adolescent Behaviour (Bassani ed.)
2012

Adolescents affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and behaviour
Adolescent Behavior (Bassani ed.)
2012

Review of procedures for approval of health studies in northern Canada
International Journal of Circumpolar Health
M. Anne George
DOI: 10.3402/ijch.v70i4.17838
02/2011

Gendered analysis of fathers injury prevention attitudes and practices
Injury Prevention
M. Brussoni, L. Olsen, D. Sheftel, A. George
DOI: 10.1136/ip.2010.029215.395
09/2010

Fathers' child injury prevention attitudes and practices
Injury Prevention
M. Brussoni, L. Olsen, D. Sheftel, A. George
DOI: 10.1136/ip.2010.029215.271
09/2010

Refugee and refugee-claimant women and infants post-birth: Migration histories as a predictor of Canadian health system response to needs
Canadian Journal of Public Health
PubMed: 17896738
08/2007

Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Aboriginal Communities: A Methods Development Project
PLoS Medicine
Paul Masotti, M. Anne George, Karen Szala-Meneok, A. Michel Morton, Christine Loock, Marilyn Van Bibber, Jennifer Ranford, Michael Fleming, Stuart MacLeod
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030008
01/2006

Country of birth and language spoken at home in relation to substance use
Canadian Journal of Public Health
PubMed: 12050985
06/2002

Appraising and Funding Participatory Research in Health Promotion
International Quarterly of Community Health Education
M. Anne George and Mark Daniel and Lawrence W. Green
DOI: 10.2190/C1B5-7PPE-7TYL-7YN8
1998

Research

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.

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.

Honours & Awards

Scientist 1, CFRI – 2010-2015

Senior Scholar, Human Early Learning Partnership (H.E.L.P.) – 2002-2005

Research Group Members

Andrew Tu, Research Assistant / Research Technician