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Carolyn A Emery

Position: 

Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Departments of Paediatrics, Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine; Physiotherapist; Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation Professorship in Paediatric Rehabilitation

Phone: 
(403) 220-4608
Address: 

Sport Medicine Centre
Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW,
Calgary, AB,  T2N1N4

Biography: 

Dr. Emery is a physiotherapist and her PhD in Epidemiology is from the Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta. Her research fields include sport injury epidemiology, randomized controlled trials in injury prevention in sport and rehabilitation in pediatrics and sport medicine. Her research focuses primarily on injury prevention in child and adolescent sport and recreation. 

Dr. Emery is an associate professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and the Departments of Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. She is an Alberta Innovation Health Solutions Population Health Investigator and holds a Professorship in Pediatric Rehabilitation funded through Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. She is co-chair of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC) [1 of 4 International Olympic Committee Research Centres of Excellence in Injury Prevention in Sport] in the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary. Dr. Emery is a member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health, Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Institute for Public Health.

Dr. Emery leads a research program within sports injury epidemiology in children and adolescents, development of outcome measurements and randomized controlled trials in injury prevention and rehabilitation in sport medicine. Her research associated with Alberta Team OA relates to preventing injury to prevent osteoarthritis.

Dr. Emery is best known for her research program in injury and concussion risk in youth ice hockey including evaluation of policy related to body checking. In addition, her research associated with the development and evaluation of prevention strategies to decrease the risk of injuries in soccer, basketball and junior high school has led to a significant public health impact in injury reduction in youth sport. 

The primary focus of Dr. Emery’s research program is the identification of risk factors for injury and evaluation of prevention strategies to reduce the risk of injury in youth sport and recreation. This includes prevention of longer term sequelae, including osteoarthritis, to promote active and healthy lifestyles and to maximize the benefits of rehabilitation in pediatrics and sport medicine.

Research Activities: 

Injury prevention in youth sport

Other Area(s) of Research:

Rehabilitation in paediatric sport medicine

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