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
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.
Cohort study of farm families
funded by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association
Long term outcomes of adverse events
funded by the WRTC, Start-up funding
Get the Point program evaluation
funded by the Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research (ACICR)
Aboriginal health surveillance
funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and Alberta Health and Wellness
Recidivism for sports and recreation head injury
funded by the WRTC and ACICR