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Brent E Hagel

Position: 

Associate Professor, Departments of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences;

Adjunct Associate Professor in Kinesiology

Phone: 
(403) 955-7403
Address: 

Room C4-434, Alberta Children’s Hospital,
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B 6A8

Biography: 

Dr. Brent Hagel is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health. His 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. His current work is primarily focused on the determinants of child and youth bicycle, ski and snowboard and ice hockey injuries.

Research Activities: 

Child and adolescent injury prevention, sport and recreational injuries

Other Area(s) of Research: 

Epidemiologic methods: risk, protective equipment

Research Interests

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. 

Publications: 
Degrees: 
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)