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Kelly Russell PhD

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Current Position

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Manitoba


After completing PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Calgary and a post-doctoral fellowship in brain injuries at St Michael s Hospital in Toronto, Kelly accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Manitoba and is an investigator with the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.


2007-2011 Doctorate of Philosophy in Epidemiology, University of Calgary
2003-2006 Master of Science in Epidemiology, University of Alberta
1996-2000 Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of Alberta

Research Focus:

Her research focus is identifying risk factors for sport injuries among children and preventing these injuries through health promotion initiatives, protective equipment use, and improving the sports-related built environment. She is also interested in the prevention of concussion and physical and psycho-social outcomes after concussion.