Don Voaklander, PhD, MSc, BPE

Professor, School of Public Health


Professor, School of Public Health
(780) 492-0454
4062 Research Transition Facility
8410 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2V2



I am interested in research that focuses on injury prevention and injury outcomes. The methodological approach I most commonly use is analyses using linked administrative health data.

Through the stakeholders involved with the Injury Prevention Centre, I have numerous links to government decision makers and practitioners. 



PhD, University of Alberta, 1994 
MSc, Queen's University, 1990 
BPE, University of Alberta, 1988




Injury prevention


Currently accepting MSc students.


SPH 699 - Use and Analysis of Linked Administrative Health Data

Administrative health data have been used widely for decision making and research in Canada and the world. Analysis of these data required knowledge of data features and unique analytical skills since data are not collected for research purposes. This course will help hone students data management and analytical skills to answer research questions using health systems data. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both PHS 699 and SPH 699.

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Scholarly Activities

Research - Cohort study of farm families

Principal Investigator
funded by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

Research - Get the Point program evaluation

Principal Investigator
funded by the Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research (ACICR)

Research - Long term outcomes of adverse events

Principal Investigator
funded by the WRTC, Start-up funding


Medical illness, medication use and suicide in elderly people: A population-based case-control study

Author(s): Voaklander DC, Dryden DM, Saar PE, Pahal J, Rowe BH, Kelly KD.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: J Epidemiol Com Health
Volume: 62
Page Numbers: 138-146

Factors associated with incorrect bicycle helmet use

Author(s): Hagel BE, Lee RS, Karkhaneh M, Voaklander D, Rowe BH.
Publication: Inj Prev
Page Numbers: 178-184

Medication use, co-morbidity and injury in older farmers: A review

Author(s): Voaklander DC, Umbarger-Mackey M, Wilson M.
Publication: Am J Ind Med
Page Numbers: 876-889