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Bloorview Research Institute

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Name: Colin Macarthur

Title: Director, Bloorview Research Institute and Bloorview Childrens Hospital Foundation Chair in Paediatric Rehabilitation

Theme: Evaluation of Care


Ph.D., McGill University
M.Sc., University of Alberta
M.B.Ch.B., Glasgow University
B.Sc. (Honours), Glasgow University

University Position:

Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation

Research Interests:

Injury Prevention, Epidemiology; Population Health

Current Funding:

Title: From knowledge generation to knowledge translation: a systems approach to reducing the burden of injury in Canada. 
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($942,361.00, 2003-2008)

Title: School playground surfacing: a randomized comparison of injury rates on sand versus wood chips.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($130,363.00, 2004-2006).

Title: Canadian Injury Indicators Development 
Role: Co-investigator  (Pike I, Macpherson A, Macarthur C, Warda L, Babul S, Goodman D, Raina P) 
Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($98,700.00, 2006-2007)

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications:

Parkin P, Khambalia A, Kmet L, Macarthur C. The influence of socio- economic status on the effectiveness of bicycle helmet legislation for children: a prospective observational study. Pediatrics. 2003; 112: e192-6.

Macpherson A, To T, Parkin P, Moldofsky B, Wright J, Chipman M, Macarthur C. Urban/rural variation in children's bicycle-related injuries.  Accid Anal Prev. 2004;36: 649-54.    

Rothenstein J, Howard A, Parkin P, Khambalia A, Macarthur C. Community paediatricians' counselling patterns and knowledge of recommendations relating to child restraint use in motor vehicles. Inj Prev. 2004; 10: 103-6.

Birken C, Macarthur C. Socioeconomic status and injury risk in children. Paediatrics and Child Health. 2004; 9: 323-5.

Kmet L, Macarthur C. Urban-Rural Differences in Motor Vehicle Crash Fatality and Hospitalization Rates in Children: A Population-Based Study. Accid Anal Prev, 2006; 38: 122-7.

Macpherson A, Macarthur C, To T, Chipman M, Wright J, Parkin P. Economic disparity in bicycle helmet use by children six years after the introduction of legislation. Inj Prev. 2006; 12: 231-235.

Khambalia AZ, Joshi P, Brussoni M, Raina P, Morrongiello B, Macarthur C. A Systematic Review of Risk Factors for Unintentional Fall Injuries in Children Birth to Six Years. Inj Prev. 2006; 12: 378–385.

Contact Information:
Bloorview Research Institute,
Bloorview Kids Rehab
150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, Ontario M4G 1R8

Tel: 416-425-6220, extension 3500 (Marie Ellis)
Fax: 416-425-1634

E-mail: cmacarthur at bloorview dot ca

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