Donald Voaklander

I am interested in research that focuses on injury prevention and injury outcomes. The methodological approach I most commonly use is analyses using linked administrative health data.

Through the stakeholders involved with the Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research, I have numerous links to government decision makers and practitioners.


PhD, University of Alberta, 1994
MSc, Queen's University, 1990
BPE, University of Alberta, 1988

Selected Publications

Voaklander DC, Hagel L, Dosman J, Warsh J, Pickett W. Work exposure among older farmers in Saskatchewan, Canada. Am J Ind Med (In Press).

Hagel BE, Lee RS, Karkhaneh M, Voaklander D, Rowe BH. Factors associated with incorrect bicycle helmet use. Inj Prev 2010: 16;178-184.

Voaklander DC, Umbarger-Mackey M, Wilson M. Medication use, co-morbidity and injury in older farmers: A review. Am J Ind Med 2009: 52;876-889.

Phillips LA, Kelly KD, Drul C, Voaklander DC. Traumatic brain injury: A descriptive study from a large Canadian province. Can J Neurological Sci 2009: 36;605-611.

Voaklander DC, Dryden DM, Saar PE, Pahal J, Rowe BH, Kelly KD. Medical illness, medication use and suicide in elderly people: A population-based case-control study. J Epidemiol Com Health 2008: 62;138-146.

Current Projects

Cohort study of farm families
Principal Investigator
funded by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

Long term outcomes of adverse events
Principal Investigator
funded by the WRTC, Start-up funding

Get the Point program evaluation
Principal Investigator
funded by the Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research (ACICR)

Aboriginal health surveillance
Principal Investigator
funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and Alberta Health and Wellness

Recidivism for sports and recreation head injury
Principal Investigator
funded by the WRTC and ACICR

Don Voaklander

Don Voaklander
Professor and Director

Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research
4089 Research Transition Facility
Phone: 780.492.0454
Fax: 780.492.7154


Currently accepting MSc students.


PHS 593 - Issues in Injury Control
PHS 699 - Use and Analysis of Linked Administrative Health Data


data linkage


Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research

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