Brent Hagel

Dr. Brent Hagel, PhD

Positions

Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences

Adjunct Professor

Faculty of Kinesiology

Healthy Children Families & Communities Program Director

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

One Child Every Child Vulnerable to Thriving Co-Facilitator

University of Calgary

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Background

Educational Background

Bach of Phys Edu Physical Education, University of Calgary, 1993

M.S. Epidemiology, University of Calgary, 1998

Doctor of Philosophy Epidemiology, McGill University, 2003

Biography

Brent Hagel completed his BPE (1993) and MSc (1998) at the University of Calgary and PhD (2003) at McGill University. He is a Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. He is Director of the Healthy Children, Families and Communities Program of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and a member of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health. His key research interest area is child and adolescent injury prevention currently focused on the determinants of child and youth bicycle, pedestrian, ski-snowboard and ice hockey injuries.

Research

Areas of Research

Epidemiology
Health Outcomes
Injury Prevention
Policy
Activities

Dr. Hagel's key research interest area is child and adolescent injury prevention, in particular, sport and recreational injuries. His research has focused on the evaluation of protective equipment effectiveness and the evaluation of policies related to injury prevention. Specifically, he has conducted research on ski and snowboard helmet effectiveness and snowboard wrist guard effectiveness as well as the issue of risk taking behavior with the use of protective equipment. His current research includes an evaluation of bicycle helmet legislation in Alberta, risk factors for cycling injuries, how helmets affect neck injuries in skiing and snowboarding and how surfacing affects playground injury rates.

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Awards

  • Department of Paediatrics CARE Researcher Award , 2020
  • University of Calgary Sustainability Award Finalist , University of Calgary. 2020
  • Department of Paediatrics Innovation Award , Cumming school of Medicine, University of Calgary. 2016
  • Peak Scholar Recognition Award – Eyes High University of Calgary , University of Calgary. 2015
  • Faculty of Medicine Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award , 2012
  • Reappointment to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Professorship in Child Health & Wellness (2010-2015), 2010
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award (2007-2012), 2007
  • Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Population Health Investigator Award (2007 - 2012), 2007
  • Named to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Professorship in Child Health & Wellness (2005-2010), 2005

Publications