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Dr Brent Hagel is an epidemiologist with the Departments of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary and holds the Professorship in Child Health and Wellness funded by the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, through the support of an anonymous donor and Canadian National Railway Company. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and MSc level training in Sport Injury Epidemiology at the University of Calgary with Dr W H Meeuwisse. His doctoral studies in epidemiology and biostatistics at McGill University with Dr Barry Pless focused on the issue of helmet effectiveness in skiers and snowboarders. Dr Hagel’s current research interests involve evaluation of the intended and unintended effects of protective equipment use and injury prevention policies (for example, ski and snowboard helmet use, bike helmet legislation, body checking, and minor hockey participation), with particular interest in child and adolescent sport and recreational injury prevention.


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