Dr. Mariana Brussoni, Associate Professor and Scientist

Dr. Mariana Brussoni leads the CHILDS Play Research and the Injury Research programs. She is a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, and a Scientist with the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit. Dr. Brussoni has a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and her research focuses on child injury prevention and active outdoor play for children. She holds a MSFHR Scholar award.

Allison Ezzat, Graduate Student

Allison Ezzat is a physiotherapist and a PhD student in the UBC School of Population and Public Health. She works collaboratively with the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre at the University of Calgary. She completed a clinical Masters at Western University (2008) and a research-based Masters at UBC (2012). Her PhD is co-supervised by Dr. Mariana Brussoni and Dr. Carolyn Emery and aims to examine physical and psychological health-related outcomes with a focus on physical activity participation in adolescent females after anterior cruciate ligament injury using a mixed methods approach. She is funded through the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Doctoral Award and a CFRI Graduate Studentship Award.
Takuro Ishikawa, Graduate Student 

Tak Ishikawa has a BA Honours in Psychology, and is a graduate student in Experimental Medicine at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on the cognitive and cultural determinants of injury risk, as well as their applications to behavioural risk factor modification. Tak is a Trainee at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, and a Highly Qualified Professional affiliated with AUTO21.
noimage-200x300-sfvrsn%3D0.jpg Christina Han, Research Coordinator

Christina Han is a Social Science Researcher working on the CHILDS Play program as a Research Coordinator. She’s currently working on her PhD in the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program (ISGP at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include gender, mental health and place using photovoice research method.
noimage-200x300-sfvrsn%3D0.jpg Morgan Yates

Morgan Yates is a Registered Nurse and PhD student in Nursing and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Her research interest is factors which influences parental perceptions of neighborhood safety, specifically the role of crime.  Morgan is also interested in how crime and parental perceptions of safety influence various aspects of children’s health.