Overview

My research focuses on understanding injuries in children and youth, and measuring the physical, psychosocial and financial impacts of injuries on children, their families and the health care system. I also investigate the importance of outdoor risky play for children’s healthy development, and how built outdoor environment impacts children’s play.

Publications

Go Play Outside! Effects of a risk-reframing tool on mothers’ tolerance for, and parenting practices associated with, children’s risky play: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Trials
Mariana Brussoni and Takuro Ishikawa and Christina Han and Ian Pike and Anita Bundy and Guy Faulkner and Louise C. Mâsse
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-018-2552-4
12/2018

A qualitative investigation of the attitudes and beliefs about physical activity and post-traumatic osteoarthritis in young adults 3–10¿years after an intra-articular knee injury
Physical Therapy in Sport
Allison M. Ezzat and Mariana Brussoni and Jackie L. Whittaker and Carolyn A. Emery
DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.05.001
07/2018

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

Landscapes for play: Effects of an intervention to promote nature-based risky play in early childhood centres
Journal of Environmental Psychology
Mariana Brussoni and Takuro Ishikawa and Sara Brunelle and Susan Herrington
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2017.11.001
12/2017

A longitudinal study on quality of life after injury in children
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Amy Schneeberg and Takuro Ishikawa and Sami Kruse and Erica Zallen and Craig Mitton and Julie A. Bettinger and Mariana Brussoni
DOI: 10.1186/s12955-016-0523-6
12/2016

Pediatric Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (PaedsCTAS) as a Measure of Injury Severity
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Morgan Yates and Takuro Ishikawa and Amy Schneeberg and Mariana Brussoni
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13070659
07/2016

Ecological analyses of the associations between injury risk and socioeconomic status, geography and Aboriginal ethnicity in British Columbia, Canada
SpringerPlus
George, MA and Brussoni, M and Jin, A and Lalonde, CE and 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
Jin, Andrew and Brussoni, Mariana and George, M Anne and Lalonde, Christopher E and McCormick, Rod
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
Brussoni, Mariana and George, M Anne and Jin, Andrew and Lalonde, Christopher E and McCormick, Rod
2016

Play Worth Remembering: Are Playgrounds Too Safe?
Children, Youth and Environments
Brunelle, Sara and Herrington, Susan and Coghlan, Ryan and Brussoni, Mariana
2016

Safety-related concerns of parents for children with disabilities and chronic conditions
Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Olsen, Lise L and Kruse, Sami and Miller, Anton R and Brussoni, Mariana
2016

What is the relationship between risky outdoor play and health in children? A systematic review
International journal of environmental research and public health
Brussoni, Mariana and Gibbons, Rebecca and Gray, Casey and Ishikawa, Takuro and Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen and Bienenstock, Adam and Chabot, Guylaine and Fuselli, Pamela and Herrington, Susan and Janssen, Ian and others
2015

An evaluation of evidence-based paediatric injury prevention policies across Canada
BMC public health
Macpherson, Alison K and Brussoni, Mariana and Fuselli, Pamela and Middaugh-Bonney, Tara and Piedt, Shannon and Pike, Ian
2015

Picturing Masculinities Using Photo-elicitation in Men¿s Health Research
American journal of men's health
Creighton, Genevieve M and Brussoni, Mariana and Oliffe, John L and Han, Christina
2015

Its Good for the Kids: Fathers Consider Risk and Protection in Their Own and Their Children¿s Lives
Journal of Family Issues
Creighton, Genevieve and Brussoni, Mariana and Oliffe, John and Olsen, Lise
2015

Primary care visits due to injuries among the Aboriginal off-reserve population of British Columbia, Canada, 1991--2010
International journal for equity in health
Jin, Andrew and George, M Anne and Brussoni, Mariana and Lalonde, Christopher E and McCormick, Rod
2015

Indigenous ethnicity as a social determinant of exposure to riskier modes of transport: A survey study in Taiwan
Journal of Transport & Health
Pan, Stephen W and Hsu, Chun-Tsai and Brussoni, Mariana and Pike, Ian
2015

Injury risk in British Columbia, Canada, 1986 to 2009: are Aboriginal children and youth over-represented?
Injury epidemiology
George, M Anne and Jin, Andrew and Brussoni, Mariana and Lalonde, Christopher E and McCormick, Rod
2015

Beyond physical activity: The importance of play and nature-based play spaces for children¿s health and development
Current Obesity Reports
Herrington, Susan and Brussoni, Mariana
2015

Is the injury gap closing between the Aboriginal and general populations of British Columbia?
Health reports
George, M Anne and Jin, Andrew and Brussoni, Mariana and Lalonde, Christopher E
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
Jin, Andrew and Lalonde, Christopher E and Brussoni, Mariana and McCormick, Rod and George, M Anne
2015

Aboriginal community-level predictors of injury-related hospitalizations in British Columbia, Canada
Prevention Science
Brussoni, Mariana and Jin, Andrew and George, M Anne and Lalonde, Chris E
2015

Position statement on active outdoor play
International journal of environmental research and public health
Tremblay, Mark S and Gray, Casey and Babcock, Shawna and Barnes, Joel and Bradstreet, Christa Costas and Carr, Dawn and Chabot, Guylaine and Choquette, Louise and Chorney, David and Collyer, Cam and others
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
Gray, Casey and Gibbons, Rebecca and Larouche, Richard and Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen and Bienenstock, Adam and Brussoni, Mariana and Chabot, Guylaine and Herrington, Susan and Janssen, Ian and Pickett, William and others
2015

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

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
Jin, Andrew and George, M Anne and Brussoni, Mariana and Lalonde, Christopher E
2014

Rise in injury rates for older male motorcyclists: An emerging medical and public health concern
BCMJ
Brussoni, Mariana and Wong, Kendra and Creighton, Genevieve and Olsen, Lise
2014

"It's part of who i am now:" a qualitative analysis exploring the impact of sport-related knee joint injury on young adults¿ perspectives of physical activity and osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Ezzat, AM and Brussoni, Mariana and Whittaker, Jackie and Emery, Carolyn
2014

¿Do As We Say, Not as We Do:¿a cross-sectional survey of injuries in injury prevention professionals
Injury prevention
Ezzat, Allison and Brussoni, Mariana and Schneeberg, Amy and Jones, Sarah J
2014

A spatial analysis of functional outcomes and quality of life outcomes after pediatric injury
Injury epidemiology
Bell, Nathaniel and Kruse, Sami and Simons, Richard K and Brussoni, Mariana
2014

Construct validity and impact of mode of administration of the PedsQL¿ among a pediatric injury population
Health and quality of life outcomes
Kruse, Sami and Schneeberg, Amy and Brussoni, Mariana
2014

Injuries and helmet use related to non-motorized wheeled activities among pediatric patients
Chronic diseases and injuries in Canada
Lindsay, H and Brussoni, M
2014

Fathers on Child¿s Play Urban and Rural Canadian Perspectives
Men and Masculinities
Creighton, Genevieve and Brussoni, Mariana and Oliffe, John and Olsen, Lise
2014

Can child injury prevention include healthy risk promotion?
Injury prevention
Brussoni, Mariana and Brunelle, Sara and Pike, Ian and Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen and Herrington, Susan and Turner, Heather and Belair, Scott and Logan, Louise and Fuselli, Pamela and Ball, David J
2014

The perils of overprotective parenting: fathers' perspectives explored
Child: care, health and development
Brussoni, M and Olsen, LL
2013

Blessures et port du casque au cours d¿activités non motorisées sur roues chez des patients pédiatriques
Maladies chroniques et blessures au Canada
Lindsay, H and Brussoni, M
2013

Fathers¿ views on their financial situations, father--child activities, and preventing child injuries
American journal of men's health
Olsen, Lise L and Oliffe, John L and Brussoni, Mariana and Creighton, Genevieve
2013

Unheard voices: a qualitative exploration of fathers¿ access of child safety information
Journal of community health
Olsen, Lise L and Kruse, Sami and Brussoni, Mariana
2013

Validity and reliability of the EQ-5D-3L¿ among a paediatric injury population
Health and quality of life outcomes
Brussoni, Mariana and Kruse, Sami and Walker, Kerry
2013

The advocacy for pedestrian safety study: cluster randomised trial evaluating a political advocacy approach to reduce pedestrian injuries in deprived communities
PLoS one
Lyons, Ronan A and Kendrick, Denise and Towner, Elizabeth ML and Coupland, Carol and Hayes, Mike and Christie, Nicola and Sleney, Judith and Jones, Sarah and Kimberlee, Richard and Rodgers, Sarah E and others
2013

Men on fathering in the context of children¿s unintentional injury prevention
American journal of men's health
Brussoni, Mariana and Creighton, Genevieve and Olsen, Lise L and Oliffe, John L
2013

Heterosexual gender relations in and around childhood risk and safety
Qualitative health research
Brussoni, Mariana and Olsen, Lise L and Creighton, Genevieve and Oliffe, John L
2013

Risky play and children¿s safety: Balancing priorities for optimal child development
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Brussoni, Mariana and Olsen, Lise L and Pike, Ian and Sleet, David A
2012

Child injury prevention and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Injury prevention
Deave, T and Towner, E and Baset, MK and Brussoni, M and Pant, P
2012

Aboriginal community-centered injury surveillance: a community-based participatory process evaluation
Prevention Science
Brussoni, Mariana and Olsen, Lise L and Joshi, Pamela
2012

Striking a balance between risk and protection: fathers' attitudes and practices toward child injury prevention
Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Brussoni, Mariana and Olsen, Lise
2011

Using photo-elicitation methods to understand fathers' attitudes towards injury and risk
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS
Brussoni, Mariana and Olsen, Lise and Creighton, Genevieve and Oliffe, John and George, Anne and Maurice, Pierre
2011

Locating fatherhood: Exploring the ways that place and space influence father's consideration of risk, safety and supervision
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS
Creighton, Genevieve and Brussoni, Mariana and Olsen, Lise and Oliffe, John
2011

Influence of gender and income in shaping parental negotiations about preventing children's injuries
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS
Olsen, Lise and Brussoni, Mariana and Oliffe, John and Creighton, Genevieve
2011

Managing injury risks for children with disabilities and chronic health conditions: parent perspectives
Injury Prevention
Olsen, L and Brussoni, M and Miller, A and Odonnell, M
2010

Exploring how fathers access child safety information
Injury prevention
Olsen, L and Brussoni, M and Kruse, S
2010

The Advocacy In Action Study (AIAS): a randomised controlled trial of an advocacy package directed at elected councillors to improve pedestrian safety in high risk deprived neighbourhoods
Injury prevention
Lyons, Ronan Anthony and Kendrick, Denise and Towner, EM and Coupland, C and Hayes, M and Christie, Nicola and Kimberlee, R and Jones, S and Turner, S and Brussoni, M and others
2010

Gendered analysis of fathers injury prevention attitudes and practices
Injury Prevention
Brussoni, M and Olsen, L and Sheftel, D and George, A
2010

Arranging for Alternative Caregivers: Challenges to Safe Care for Parents of Children With Disabilities and Chronic Conditions
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS
Olsen, Lise and Brussoni, Mariana and Miller, Anton and O'Donnell, Maureen
2010

Fathers' child injury prevention attitudes and practices
Injury Prevention
Brussoni, M and Olsen, L and Sheftel, D and George, A
2010

Fathers' Childhood Injury Prevention: Risk and Protection Decision-Making
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS
Brussoni, Mariana and Olsen, Lise and Sheftel, David and George, Anne
2010

Prevalence of bicycle helmet use among elementary school students in four Canadian cities
Injury Prevention
Middaugh-Bonney, T and Pike, Ian and Brussoni, M and Piedt, S and Macpherson, A
2010

Bicycle-related head injury rate in Canada over the past 10 years
Injury Prevention
Middaugh-Bonney, T and Pike, Ian and Brussoni, M and Piedt, S and Macpherson, A
2010

Prevalence of driving distractions among high school student drivers in three Canadian cities
Injury prevention
Oda, J and Macpherson, A and Middaugh-Bonney, T and Brussoni, M and Piedt, S and Pike, Ian
2010

Fatal and non-fatal fire injuries in England 1995--2004: time trends and inequalities by age, sex and area deprivation
Journal of public health
Mulvaney, Caroline and Kendrick, Denise and Towner, Elizabeth and Brussoni, Mariana and Hayes, Michael and Powell, Jane and Robertson, Stephen and Ward, Heather
2009

Unintentional injuries in school-aged children and adolescents: lessons from a systematic review of cohort studies
Injury Prevention
Mytton, Julie and Towner, Elizabeth and Brussoni, Mariana and Gray, Selena
2009

The advocacy in action study a cluster randomized controlled trial to reduce pedestrian injuries in deprived communities
Injury prevention
Lyons, Ronan Anthony and Towner, Elizabeth and Christie, Nicola and Kendrick, Denise and Jones, Sarah J and Hayes, Mike and Kimberlee, Richard and Sarvotham, Tinnu and Macey, Steve and Brussoni, Mariana and others
2008

Celebrating 15 years of global networking with the International Society of Child & Adolescent Injury Prevention
Injury Prevention
Brussoni, Mariana
2008

Risk factors for unintentional injuries due to falls in children aged 0--6 years: a systematic review
Injury Prevention
Khambalia, Amina and Joshi, Pamela and Brussoni, M and Raina, Parminder and Morrongiello, B and Macarthur, Colin
2006

. Partnership working in the Neighbourhood Road Safety Initiative
Brussoni, M and Christie, N and Towner, E and Kimberlee, R
2006

The national evaluation of the Community Fire Safety Innovation Fund Programme
Centre for Child and Adolescent Health University of the West of England
Mulvanny, Caroline and Denise, Kendrick and Brussoni, Mariana and Hayes, Mike and Robertson, Sandy and Heather, Ward and Towner, Elizabeth and Powell, Jane
2006

Evidence into practice: combining the art and science of injury prevention
Injury prevention
Brussoni, M and Towner, E and Hayes, M
2006

Child safety good practice guide: good investments in unintentional child injury prevention and safety promotion
Amsterdam: European Child Safety Alliance, Eurosafe
MacKay, Morag and Vincenten, J and Brussoni, M and Towner, L and others
2006

The Risk of Injury and Vehicle Damage in Intersection Right-Angle Crashes
Mary L. Chipman and Ediriweera Desapriaya and Mariana Brussoni and Guanghong Han and John Gane
DOI: 10.4271/2005-01-0285
04/2005

Environmental scan: seniors and veterans falls prevention initiatives in British Columbia
Vancouver, BC: BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit
Scott, Vicky and Gallagher, Elaine and Smith, Dorry and Votova, Kristine and Brussoni, Mariana
2005

Is it time to sound the death knell for smoke alarm promotion programmes?
Evidence-Based Healthcare and Public Health
Brussoni, Mariana and Towner, Elizabeth
2005

Stepping in: Long-term Care Collaborative Falls Prevention Project: Final Report
Gallagher, Elaine and Scott, Victoria Janice and Kozak, Jean-Fran{\c{c}}ois and Johnson, Shanthi and Brussoni, Mariana}, year= {2005}, publisher= {University of Victoria School of Nursing
2005

The Risk of Injury and Vehicle Damage in Intersection Right-Angle Crashes
Chipman, Mary L and Desapriaya, Ediriweera and Brussoni, Mariana and Han, Guanghong and Gane, John
2005

FINAL REPORT CANADA HEALTH AGENCY, POPULATION HEALTH FUND STEPPING IN: LONG-TERM CARE COLLABORATIVE FALLS PREVENTION PROJECT
Gallagher, Elaine M and Scott, Vicky J and Kozak, Jean-Francois and Johnson, Shanthi and Brussoni, Mariana and Gallagher, Elaine
2005

Unintentional injuries in British Columbia: Trends and patterns among children and youth
Rajabali, Fahra and Han, GuangHong and Artes, Sheila and Smith, Dorry and Brussoni, Mariana and Joshi, Pamela
2005

Child motor vehicle occupant and pedestrian casualties before and after enactment of child restraint seats legislation in Japan
Injury control and safety promotion
Desapriya, EBR and Iwase, Nobutada and Pike, Ian and Brussoni, Mariana and Papsdorf, Michael
2004

Side impact crashes: are they confounded by environmental factors
Proceedings of the 15th Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference, Ottawa
Chipman, ML and Desapriya, E and Brussoni, M and Gane, J
2004

The injury severity rate differences in passenger cars and pick up trucks related two vehicle involved motor vehicle crashes in British Columbia, Canada
IATSS research
Desapriya, EBR and Pike, I and Brussoni, M and Han, Georges
2004

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= Japanese journal of alcohol studies & drug dependence
Desapriya, EB and Iwase, Nobutada and Brussoni, Mariana and Shimizu, Shinji and Belayneh, Taye N
2003

Child casualties before and after enactment of child restraint seats (CRS) legislation in Japan
IATSS research
Iwase, Nobutada and Desapriya, EBR and Brussoni, M and Rajabali, Fahra and Guanghong, H
2003

Safe Kids week 2002'kids on wheels' program evaluation
Brussoni, Mariana and Hofmeister, Joey and Turcotte, Kate
2002

INJURY SURVEILLANCE PILOT PROJECT
Raina, Parminder and Soubhi, Hassan and Turcotte, Kate and Brussoni, Mariana and Janssen, Patti and Hotte, Alan
2002

Unintentional fallrelated injuries and deaths among seniors in British Columbia: Trends, patterns and future projections, 1987-2012
Soubhi, Hassan and Raina, Parminder and Lisonhova, S and Brussoni, Mariana
2002

Genetic and environmental influences on adult attachment styles
Personal Relationships
BRUSSONI, MARIANA J and JANG, KERRY L and Livesley, W and MACBETH, TANNIS M
2000

We are family: Sibling attachment relationships among young adults
Brussoni, Mariana Jose
2000

Grandparental impact in young adults' relationships with their closest grandparents: The role of relationship strength and emotional closeness
The International Journal of Aging and Human Development
Brussoni, Mariana J and Boon, Susan D
1998

Popular images of grandparents: Examining young adults¿ views of their closest grandparents
Personal Relationships
BOON, SUSAN D and BRUSSONI, MARIANA J
1998

Genetic and environmental correlations between attachment styles and basic personality traits.
BEHAVIOR GENETICS
Brussoni, M and Jang, KL and Livesley, WJ
1997

Young adults' relationships with their" closest" grandparents: Examining emotional closeness
Journal of Social Behavior and Personality
Boon, SD and Brussoni, MJ
1996

A behavioural genetic analysis of attachment styles in adult twins
Brussoni, Mariana Jose
1996

GRANDPARENT-GRANDCHILD RELATIONSHIPS AMONG YOUNG-ADULTS
CANADIAN PSYCHOLOGY-PSYCHOLOGIE CANADIENNE
BRUSSONI, MJ and BOON, SD
1994

Organized vs. Non-organized Sports-related Injuries: A Five Year Analysis from BC¿s Children¿s Hospital Emergency Department Data
Wong, Micheline and Babul, Shelina and Han, Guanghong and Brussoni, Mariana

Road Safety Web Publication No. 19 Road Traffic Injury Risk in Disadvantaged Communities: Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Road Safety Initiative
Christie, Nicola and Ward, Heather and Kimberlee, Richard and Lyons, Ronan and Towner, Elizabeth and Hayes, Michael and Robertson, Sandy and Rana, Sanjay and Brussoni, Mariana

PARTNERSHIP AGENCIES
Scott, Vicky J and Gallagher, Elaine M and Brussoni, Mariana and Kozak, Jean-Francois and Johnson, Shanthi and Scott, Vicky

INJURY RECURRENCE IN THE PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
Han, G and Pike, I and Nolan, M and Brussoni, M

Rise in injury rates for older male motorcyclists: Authors reply
Brussoni, Mariana and Wong, Kendra and Creighton, Genevieve and Olsen, Lise

Research

Go Play Outside! Reframing risk to promote children’s outdoor play
Funded by the Lawson Foundation, the goal of this study is to develop an online tool to influence parents perceptions of risk in outdoor play. Our goal is to encourage parents to let their kids out to play and to stimulate a societal shift in how outdoor risky play is viewed and highlight the importance of it to children’s development.

CHILDS Play (Creating Health Inspiring Landscape Designed Spaces for Play)
This research program examines children's need for risky outdoor play opportunities. We are currently conducting two studies within this program:
The State of Play: Socio-ecological perspective on children’s outdoor play
Funded by CIHR, this study research seeks to gain the perspective of children aged 10-13 years and their parents on why they are motivated - or not - to play outside. We will use children's and parents' perspectives to develop an index of the playability of outdoor environments - the extent to which a given environment is friendly for outdoor play. The playability index will be useful for designing our urban environments to meet children's needs and positively influence their health.

Grants

CIHR Operating Grant: The state of play: Socio-ecological perspectives on children’s outdoor play, $846,725, 2015-2020

CIHR Planning Grant - PA: Gender, Sex and Health Research - Project: "Levelling the playing fields: Will the provision of risk and natural play opportunities provide more equitable playgrounds?"

Lawson Foundation Operating Grant: Go play outside! Reframing risk to promote children’s outdoor play, $350,000, 2015-2018.

Honours & Awards

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award 2009-2015

Category Champion Award, CST Inspired Minds Learning Project 2014

Peter Wall Research Mentorship Award 2013

Research Group Members

Jaspreet Dhillon
Allison Ezzat, Doctoral candidate
Christina Han
Takuro Ishikawa
Amalie Lambert
Edmund Lumsden
Michelle O'Kane
Amy Schneeberg
Kathryn Soo, Work Learn Student
Andrew Wilson
Morgan Yates