I am very interested in reducing injuries in all age groups and especially in high-risk populations: Aboriginals, workers, drivers, youth and seniors.
I am engaged in hands-on public health advocacy through the Coalition for Cellphone Free Driving. This graduate student-lead initiative was started several years ago and has grown into one of Canada's most active and well-respected advocacy organizations in injury prevention. Together with one of Canada’s leading tobacco advocates, Les Hagen, we teach an exciting hands-on advocacy in public health course each fall.
MPH, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1994
MD/ PhD (Immunology) University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 1985-7
BSc (Honours), Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, 1980.
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
One of the 50 most influential Albertans - Venture Magazine, 2010
Alberta Centennial Medal, 2005
Physician of the Century - One of A Hundred, Alberta Medical Association / College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, 2005
Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary Foundation, 2004
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship
American College of Preventive Medicine Fellowship
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Fellowship
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Fellowship
American College of Physicians Honourary Fellowship
College of Physicians of Thailand Honourary Fellowship
College of Physicians of Ceylon Honourary Fellowship
College of Physicians of South Africa Honourary Fellowship
Honorary Colonel, 1 Field Ambulance Edmonton
Chapter: Natural Disasters. Prasad A, Francescutti LH. (In press) 2012
Chapter: Cellphone Use and Driving. Francescutti LH. Encyclopaedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health. 2012. In James M. Rippe, MD (Ed.), Encyclopedia of lifestyle medicine & health. (pp. 209-210). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Alcohol, Health and Injuries. Hyang D, Hunter Z, Francescutti LH. Published online American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine Dec 2012
Physician Disengaging: Can It Be Reversed? Francescutti LH. Qmentum Quarterly, Accreditation Canada. Dec 2012 Vol 4 No 3 pp6-8
The long and short of the white coat phenomenon. Cruz A, Gupta S, Francescutti LH. The Medical Post April 2012
Students for Cellphone Free Driving
funded by ConocoPhillips, Cenovus, Government of Canada
Coalition for Cellphone Free Driving
funded by Sterling Crane, Alberta Traffic Safety Fund, Crescent Point Energy
On-line Worker Risk Assessment
funded by Government of Alberta Section 41 Creative Sentencing funding