MD ScD MPH DTM&H FRCPC FACPM
PO Box 605
Canoe, BC V0E 1K0
phone: 2508334730

Notable Accomplishments in Public Health Practice

  • Collaborated with Canadian Red Cross, Coast Guard, Lifesaving Society, and National Association of Coroners, in providing public health epidemiological expertise to develop the first national injury surveillance system in Canada, for prevention of immersions/drownings and other water-related injuries. This led to new evidence-based national prevention programs and a sustained decrease of 40% in the incidence of drowning deaths of Canadian toddlers in the 1-4 year age range, and others. Prof. Barss was personally recognised in a national citation award from the Red Cross for contributions to prevention of all drowning deaths, while the work of he and his research team led to another award to the Red Cross for their work in preventing boating deaths. That work and collaboration have continued since 1991 to the present.
  • Development of facilities and training programs for rural community nurses and laboratory technologists at a Provincial Hospital in Papua New Guinea, later adopted nationwide. Rural training of many medical students and resident doctors in collaboration with the University of Papua New Guinea and other medical faculties internationally. Planning, development, and fundraising for appropriate health facilities including rural health centers, hospital facilities, patient accommodations, nutrition gardens, and training schools and student residences. Reduced maternal mortality by introducing effective family planning, early pre-partum hospital transfer, and emergency evacuation for high risk grand multiparas. Developed communications for rapid transfer of surgical and obstetric emergencies.
  • Collaboration at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in development of monographs on practical applications for verbal autopsy in investigation of causes of mortality, and later with Montreal Public Health on external causes of injury.
  • Collaboration with First Nations and Inuit peoples of Canada to develop regional culturally sensitive and evidence based injury prevention for road and off-road injuries, falls, immersions, and suicides.
  • Collaboration with Federation of American Scientists to develop a neutral epidemiology based protocol for investigation of allegations of biological warfare injuries for Geneva Arms Control negotiations. This was based on research of reports at the UN library in Washington as well as journal publications including his own and others.
  • Collaboration with Quebec occupational and environmental health and the Quebec Poison Control Center to develop evidence-based poison prevention programs, orienting prevention for children to safe packaging of caustic products associated with severe esophageal burns.
  • Led collaboration between the UAE University and the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi in development of research based death notification and certificate, leading to electronic reporting and substantial reordering of leading causes of death. Collaboration with various organisations in prevention of occupational, pediatric injury including falls and baby walker injury. Collaboration with police in improving wearing of safety belts and use of child restraints.
  • On request, undertook a major review of UAE University medical faculty’s public health curriculum, with a focus on the community medicine clerkship and integrated teaching. This led to substantial improvements in field survey research teaching and practice for the clerkship, research teaching and projects for the second year, and an integrated program of teaching in injury epidemiology, injury prevention, and post-trauma measures.
  • Wrote as senior author a major text with Oxford Press on international aspects of injury epidemiology, surveillance, and policy, as well as a chapter on injury epidemiology and prevention in a book on Public Health in the Arab World with Cambridge Press.
  • Most recently, collaboration with Canadian MPH students and colleagues in other professions such architecture and ergonomics to document issues of built environment safety. This included a focus on falls on stairs as a source of hospitalizations including intracranial injury, as well as deaths, for the entire Canadian population for up to a 15 year period, i.e., nearly 500 million person years of observation. This was presented as a member of a National Research Council of Canada task group on step dimensions in support of safer national building codes. Other work at regional level showed limited effectiveness of personal protective equipment such as hip protectors for elderly residents of long-term care facilities in preventing hip fractures, and more generally programs in preventing falls. Research on road injuries with MPH students also demonstrated the importance of documenting both rural and urban residence and site of injury incidents and treatment in evaluating priority jurisdictions for prevention.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Acadia University, Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biology and Chemistry – Microbiology, 1963-67

 

  • University of Chicago School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine MD Medicine, 1971

 

  • London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, DTM&H (England), Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1975

 

  • University of Toronto Hospitals, Internship, Residency, General surgery, rotating, 1976-78, 1971-72

 

  • The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Master of Public Health, MPH International Health, 1985-86

 

  • The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Doctor of Science – ScD, Injury epidemiology and prevention (major); International health (minor), 1986-91

 

  • The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health, American College of Preventive Medicine, Residency in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine

FACPM, Board Certification
(Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine) Public Health and General Preventive Medicine, 1985-89
McGill University
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, FRCPC, Board Certification
(Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada) Community Medicine (Public Health), 1991-93

Doctoral Research Health Impact of Injuries in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea: A Verbal Autopsy Study. [Doctor of Science (Sc.D. – public health equivalent of PhD) Dissertation] The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. 1991:1-460.
Major: Injury Prevention Center, Division of Public Health Protection, Departments of Health Policy and Management; Minor: Department of International Health.
Advisor: Dr Gordon S Smith; Co-Advisors: Profs SP Baker, H Mosley, H Abby, W Reinke, Injury Prevention Center, Division of Public Health Protection, Departments of Health Policy and Management and Epidemiology. 1986-91.

Undergraduate research An Antibiotic-producing Streptomyces Species [B.Sc. Honours thesis – Microbiology – Majors Biology and Chemistry]. Depts. of Biology and Chemistry, Acadia University. 1966-67

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

Teaching Awards

  • Selected by Department Chair of Community Medicine at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) University as professor who made the most positive contributions to departmental teaching and research for academic years, with merit salary increase 2005-06, 2006-07.

Awards for Scholarship

  • Author of chapter on Injury Epidemiology and Prevention. In Public Health in the Arab World, Cambridge University Press. This book was among the top 10 of 54 public health books in the running for the British Medical Association’s Book Award 2012 Winner, and placed in the category “Highly Commended”.
  • Transport Canada’s Marine Safety Award for 2009, to the Canadian Red Cross. The five 10-year research modules in the series published in 2006-09, based upon 18 years of research across Canada, resulted in the Canadian Red Cross Injury Prevention Programs, Swimming & Water Safety, receiving this award. This was in recognition of Red Cross’s outstanding contribution to Canadian Marine Safety by detailed analysis of long-term trends in drowning fatalities, the causes of drowning, and how to prevent further deaths. As an injury prevention consultant physician at McGill and with Montreal Public Health, I worked with the Red Cross, and collaborating organisations such as the Canadian Coast Guard, National Association of Coroners, and Lifesaving Society, to develop this research and their approach to injury prevention from the beginning, planning and writing the prize winning modules in collaboration with Red Cross staff across Canada, my research technician and designer.
  • Co-author of review paper on unintentional injuries in developing countries cited as one of ten best readings in injury control by Journal of Health Policy, 1993.
  • Award for Top Student Papers for Injuries in Minority Populations, University of Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center: Health Impact of Injuries in a Periurban Village Population in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea: A Verbal Autopsy Study [second], 1990.
  • Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in Politics and the Life Sciences, Politics and the Life Sciences Section of the American Political Science Association: Epidemic Field Investigation as Applied to Allegations of Chemical, Biological, or Toxin Warfare in Developing Countries, 1990.
  • Research Fellowship for Health Professionals, Medical Research Council of Canada, 1988-90.
  • Passed with “Distinction” Written Comprehensive Doctoral Examinations, The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1988.
  • National Public Health Honor Society (Delta Omega), Alpha Chapter of The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1986.
  • Scholarship Award for Canadians, Canadian International Development Agency (1985-87).
  • Scholarship Award as the top pre-medical student at Acadia University, to attend the University of Chicago School of Medicine and to Train in the Cancer Research Laboratory of Dr Charles Huggins, Nobel Laureate, 1967-71.
  • Merit scholarships throughout undergraduate and public health degree programs Service Awards
  • Developer and author of research report on epidemiology and prevention of drowning in Canada (part of the research noted above), “Drownings and other water-related injuries in Canada: 10 years of research”, described in the Globe and Mail by public health reporter Andre Picard as follows on 08 June 2006: “If public health officials, policymakers and politicians are going to read a single report this year, it should be this one.”
  • Developed and wrote in the same series Immersion and Other Injury Fatalities during Fishing in Canada: 10 Years of Research. This was written up in the Globe and Mail on 14 May 2009 by Mr. Andre Picard as follows “…. the statistical and analytical work done by Peter Barss, Cait Beattie and Sophie Lapointe (with the backing of the Canadian Red Cross Society) is a monumental contribution to public-health literature.”
  • Corresponding author on two papers that received first prize as the best two papers for the year in HIV/AIDS research, at the National HIV/AIDS Conference of Poland in Warsaw, June 2008 (International Judges). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Feb;28(2):230-3; and J Adolescent Health 2007;40, pages 572.e1-572.e8.
  • National Citation awarded in Ottawa by Canadian Red Cross for development of Canadian Drowning Surveillance, Research and Prevention Programs 1991-2001, and preventing immersion deaths of many Canadians, 2001.
  • Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine, 2001, for unusual research, awarded at Harvard and MIT by Annals of Improbable Research, for a 1984 paper on Injuries Due to Falling Coconuts in Journal of Trauma – as a result was the sixth most-cited McGill professor in the media for 2001-02. This award attracted considerable media interest and allowed me to widely disseminate information about injury prevention and has led to global prevention of such injuries across the tropical world, including for President Obama’s state visit to India and at many resorts. For more information, see URL http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/nov/15/falling-coconuts-head-injuries; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_by_coconut

PUBLICATIONS

Journals – published research papers
1. Grivna M, Barss P*, Al-Dhahab A, Al-Hanaee A, Al-Kaabi F, Al-Muhairi S. Babywalker Injury Awareness among Grade 12 Girls in a High-Prevalence Arab Country in the Middle East. Asia Pac J Public Health. Accepted August 2013. In press. *Corresponding author.
2. Grivna M, Barss P*, Stanculescu C, Eid HO, Abu-Zidan F. Child and Youth Traffic-Related Injuries: Use of a Trauma Registry to Identify Priorities for Prevention in the United Arab Emirates. Traffic Injury Prevention 2013;14(3):274-82. *Corresponding author.
3. Grivna M, Barss P*, Stanculescu C, Eid HO, Abu-Zidan F. Use of a Trauma Registry to Identify Priorities for Child Non-Traffic Injury Prevention in a High-Income Developing Country. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2011 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print] *Corresponding author.
4. Hefny AF, Barss P, Eid HO, Abu-Zidan FM. Motorcycle injuries in the United Arab Emirates. Accident Analysis & Prevention 2012 Nov;49:245-8.
5. Mansoor F, Hill PS, Barss P. Midwifery training in post-conflict Afghanistan: Tensions between educational standards and rural community needs. Health Policy Plan. 2012 Jan;27(1):60-8.
6. Al Kaabi JM, Wheatley AD, Barss P, Al Shamsi MA, Lababidi A, Mushtaq A. Carbon monoxide poisoning in the United Arab Emirates. Int J Occup Envir Health 2011;17:189-196.
7. Barss P*, Addley K, Grivna M, Stanculescu C, Abu-Zidan F. Occupational Injury in the United Arab Emirates: Epidemiology and Prevention. Occup Med (Lond) 2009;59(7):493-8. *Corresponding author.
8. Celko MA, Grivna M, Danova J, Barss P. Epidemiology and prevention of severe childhood burns in the Czech Republic. Bull WHO (Child Injuries and Violence Theme Issue) 2009;87:374-381.
9. Barss P, Grivna M, Ganczak M, Bernsen R, Al-Maskari F, Agab HE, Al-Awadhi F, Badawy AM, Al-Baloushi H, Al-Dhaheri S, Al-Dhahri J, Al-Jaberi A, Al-Kaabi S, Karaji MA, Khouri A, Al-Kitbi H, Al-Mansoori D, Al-Muhairy S, Al-Neaimi W, Shamsi EA, Al-Zahmi A, Yammahi AA. Effects of a Rapid Peer-based HIV/AIDS Educational Intervention on Knowledge and Attitudes of High-School Students in a High-Income Arab Country. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2009;52(1):86-98.
10. Barss P, Subait OM, Al Ali MH, Grivna M. Drowning in a high-income developing country: newspapers as an essential resource for injury surveillance. J Sci Med Sport;2009;12:164-170.
11. Eid HO, Barss P, Adam SH, Torab FC, Lunsjo K, Grivna M, Abu-Zidan FM. Factors Affecting Anatomical Region of Injury, Severity, and Mortality for Road Trauma in a High-Income Developing Country: Lessons for Prevention. Injury 2009 Jul;40(7):703-7.
12. Hardy AD, Farrant AJ, Rollinson G, Barss P, Vaishnav R. A study of the chemical composition of traditional eye cosmetics (“kohls”) used in Qatar and Yemen. J Cosmet Sci 2008 Sep-Oct;59(5):399-418.
13. Barss P, Grivna M, Al-Maskari F, Kershaw G. Strengthening public health medicine training for medical students: Development and evaluation of a lifestyle curriculum. Medical Teacher 2008; 30: e196-e218.
14. Barss P, Al-Obthani M, Al-Hammadi A, Al-Shamsi H, El-Sadig M, Grivna M. Prevalence and Issues in Non-Use of Safety Belts and Child Restraints in a Desert City in the United Arab Emirates. Traffic Injury Prevention 2008;9:256-263.
15. Barss P, Djerrari H, Leduc BE, Lepage Yves, Dionne CE. Risk Factors and Prevention for Spinal Cord Injury from Diving in Swimming Pools and Natural Sites in Quebec, Canada: a 44-year Study. Accident Analysis & Prevention 2008;40:787-797.
16. Adam SH, Eid HO, Barss P, Lunsjo K, Grivna M, Torab FC, Abu-Zidan FM. Epidemiology of Geriatric Trauma in United Arab Emirates. Archives Gerontology Geriatrics 2008;47(3):377-82.
17. Gańczak M, Barss P*, Alfaresi F, Almazrouei S, Muraddad A, Al-Maskari F. Break the Silence – HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, and Educational Needs Among Arab University Students in the United Arab Emirates. J Adolescent Health 2007;40, pages 572.e1-572.e8. (*Corresponding author).
18. Gańczak M, Barss P*, Al-Marashda A, Al-Marzouqi A, Al-Kuwaiti N. Use of the Haddon matrix as a tool for assessing risk factors for sharps injury in emergency departments in the United Arab Emirates. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Jun;28(6):751-4. *Corresponding author.
19. Gańczak M, Barss P*. Fear of HIV Infection and Impact of Training on the Attitudes of Surgical and Emergency Nurses Towards Inpatient HIV Testing. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Feb;28(2):230-3. *Corresponding author

[Note: For 1993-2006 publications see books and research monographs section below for publications during a decade (1991-2001) of public health service, predominantly government and university affiliation]

20. Barss P. Epidemic field investigation as applied to allegations of chemical, biological, or toxin warfare. Politics and the Life Sciences 1992;11:5-22.
21. Barss P. Investigating allegations of chemical, biological, or toxin warfare: a response to five expert commentaries. Politics and the Life Sciences 1992;11:33-34.
22. Barss P, Hall TM. Injuries and illnesses aboard research vessels of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System. J Occup Med 1990;32:116-123.
23. Barss P, Misch K. Endemic placenta accreta in a population of remote villagers in Papua New Guinea. Brit J Obstet Gynecol 1990;97:167-174.
24. Barss P. Renal failure and death after multiple stings in Papua New Guinea: ecology, prevention, and management of attacks by vespid wasps. Med J Aust 1989;151:659-663.
25. Barss P, Ennis S. Injuries caused by pigs in Papua New Guinea. Med J Aust 1988;149:649-656.
26. Barss P. Prostatic disease in rural Melanesians. Papua New Guinea Med J 1985;28:279-282.
27. Barss P. Penetrating wounds caused by needlefish in Oceania. Med J Aust 1985;143:617-622.
28. Barss P, Blackford C. Grand multiparity: benefits of a referral program for hospital delivery and tubal ligation. Papua New Guinea Med J 1985;28:35-39.
29. Barss P. Inhalation hazards of “tropical peashooters”. Papua New Guinea Med J 1985;28:45-46.
30. Barss P. Fractured hips in rural Melanesians: a non-epidemic. Trop Geogr Med 1985;37:156-159.
31. Barss P, Brabec J, Gregotski G. Training appropriate laboratory workers for rural health centers in Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea Med J 1985;28:251-256.
32. Barss P. Tubal ligation with local anaesthesia. Trop Doc 1985;15:175-179.
33. Barss P, Comfort K. Ward design and neonatal jaundice in the tropics: report of an epidemic. Br Med J 1985;291:400-401.
34. Barss P, Dakulala P, Doolan M. Falls from trees and tree-associated injuries in rural Melanesians. Br Med J 1984;289:171-22.
35. Barss P. Injuries due to falling coconuts. J Trauma 1984;24:990-991. For more information, see URL http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/nov/15/falling-coconuts-head-injuries; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_by_coconut
36. Barss P. Wound necrosis caused by the venom of stingrays: pathological findings and surgical management. Med J Aust 1984;141:854-855.
37. Barss P. Ulnar compression neuropathy due to an occult post-traumatic synovial cyst. Med J Aust 1984;140:428-429.
38. Barss P, Wallace K. Grass skirt burns in Papua New Guinea. Lancet 1983;1(8327):733-734.
39. Barss P, Blackford C. Medical emergency flights in remote areas: experience in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea Med J 1983;26:198-202.
40. Barss P, McCallum K. Tubal ligation in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea Med J 1983;26:174-177.
41. Barss P. Injuries caused by garfish in Papua New Guinea. Br Med J 1982;284:77-79.
42. Barss P. Onyalai: diagnosis and management. Trop Doc 1976;6:50-53.

Research Articles Submitted
1. Barss P, Grivna M. Epidemiology of baby walker injuries in the United Arab Emirates. (submitted, reviewed, under revision June 2014)
2. Ganczak M, Barss P, Grivna M, Korzeń M, Bernsen R, Karakiewicz B, Al Maskari F. Attitudes of high school students towards pre- and post-marital HIV testing: evaluation of an educational intervention in the United Arab Emirates (submitted to AIDS May 2014)

Books and Chapters
1. Barss P, Smith GS, Baker SP, Mohan D. Injury Prevention: An International Perspective. Epidemiology, Surveillance, & Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998, 1-378. (Main author)
2. Barss P. Epidemiology and Prevention of Injury in the Arab World, in Public Health in the Arab World, Cambridge University Press 2012, in collaboration with the School of Public Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, published March 2012. British Medical Association Book Award 2012 Winner Highly Commended.
4. Published Research Monographs for Canadian Ministry of Health and Other Organizations
1. Barss P, Olsen C, Hamilton J, Dalke S. Immersion deaths of aboriginal peoples in Canada: Epidemiology and Prevention 1991-2010. Canadian Red Cross and Public Health Agency of Canada, 2013. To be available online.
2. Barss P. (Author) Boating Immersion and Trauma Deaths in Canada – 18 years of research. Ottawa, ON: Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety and Canadian Red Cross (also in French), 2011, pp. 1-. Available at URL: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/debs-obs-resources-publications-redcrossreport-3320.htm
3. Barss P. (Author) Boating Immersion and Trauma Deaths in Canada – 16 years of research. Ottawa, ON: Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety and Canadian Red Cross (also in French), 2010, pp. 1-68. Available at URL: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/debs-obs-resources-publications-redcrossreport-3320.htm
4. Barss P (Author). Immersion and Other Injury Fatalities during Powered Boating in Canada: 10 Years of Research. Special Research Report. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Red Cross (also in French), 2009. Available at URL: http://www.redcross.ca/cmslib/general/m3e_boating.pdf
5. Barss P (Author). Immersion and Other Injury Fatalities during Fishing in Canada: 10 Years of Research. Special Research Report. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Red Cross (also published in French), 2009. Available at URL: http://www.croixrouge.ca/cmslib/general/m5e_fishing.pdf
6. Barss P (Author). Immersion and Other Injury Fatalities during Unpowered Boating in Canada:10 Years of Research. Special Research Report. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Red Cross (also in French), 2009; pp. 1-58. Available at URL: http://www.redcross.ca/cmslib/general/m4e_upboating.pdf
7. Grivna M, Barss P, El-Sadig M. Epidemiology and Prevention of Child Injuries in the United Arab Emirates: A Report for SafeKids Worldwide. Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences and Roadway Transportation & Traffic Safety Research Center, Al Ain 2008:1-44.
8. Barss P (Author). Ice and Cold Immersion Fatalities in Canada: 10 Year of Research. Special Research Report. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Red Cross (also published in French), 2006, 1-66. At Canadian Red Cross’s website, URL: http://www.redcross.ca/cmslib/general/ws_final_m2_english2006_04_19.pdf
9. Barss P. Section 3 The Prevention of Drowning, Section 3.9.1 National Surveillance-Based Prevention of Water-Related Injuries in Canada. In: Bierens J. (Ed). Handbook on Drowning. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2006 pp117-118.
10. Barss P (Author). Drowning and Other Water-Related Injury Fatalities in Canada: An Analysis of the Circumstances and Trends of Water-Related Fatalities in Canada in 1991-2000. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Red Cross (also published in French), 2006, 1-42. Available at: http://www.redcross.ca/cmslib/general/drowrep2006overview_en.pdf
11. Barss P (Author and co-analyst). What We Have Learned About Drownings and Other Water Related Deaths in Canada 1991-2000. Canadian Red Cross. 2003, 1-24. (Also published in French). Available at Canadian Red Cross’s website, URL: www.redcross.ca/cmslib/general/10drwn_english.pdf
12. Barss P (Analyst). Les faits saillants sur les noyades et autres décès liés à l’eau au Québec. Also published as: Pertinent facts about drownings and other water-related deaths in Quebec. Gouvernement du Québec: Secrétariat aux loisirs et aux sports, Direction de la sécurité. 2002, 1-12.
13. Barss P (Author and co-analyst). Drowning and Other Water-Related Injury Fatalities in Canada Concise Visual Surveillance Report: An Analysis of the Circumstances of Water-Related Fatalities in Canada in 1999. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Red Cross Society, The Canadian Coast Guard – Fisheries and Oceans, McGill University, 2001, 1-124. ISBN 1-55104-269-X (also published in French).
14. Barss P (Author and co-analyst). Drowning and Other Water-Related Injury Fatalities in Canada: Concise Visual Surveillance Report: An Analysis of the Circumstances of Water-Related Fatalities in Canada in 1998. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Red Cross Society, Canadian Coast Guard – Fisheries and Oceans, McGill University, 2000, 1-114. ISBN 1-55104-250-9 (also published in French)
15. Barss P (Author and co-analyst). Drowning and Other Water-Related Injury Fatalities in Canada: Concise Visual Surveillance Report: An Analysis of the Circumstances of Water-Related Fatalities in Canada in 1997. Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Red Cross Society, The Canadian Coast Guard – Fisheries and Oceans, McGill University, 1999 (also published in French).
16. Barss P Drownings, near drownings, and other water-related injuries: Circumstances and Opportunities for Action. Book Chapter in: For the Safety of Canadian Children and Youth: From Injury Data to Preventive Measures. Ottawa, ON: Health Canada, 1997, 184-196.
17. Barss P (Author and co-analyst). Injury Prevention Series. Suicide and parasuicide among the Cree of Eastern James Bay Canada: Circumstances and prevention [special 34 page research report, and 4 page public summary]. Montréal, QC: The Cree Board of Health and Social Services and the Régie Régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal-Centre, 1997. Full report at URL: http://creepublichealth.org/public/files/Suicide%20and%20Parasuicide%20among%20the%20Cree%20of%20Eastern%20James%20Bay,%20Canada.pdf Summary at URL: http://creepublichealth.org/public/files/Suicide%20in%20Cree%20Communities.pdf
18. Barss P (Author and co-analyst). Injury Prevention Series. Injuries from guns in Cree Communities of Eeyou Istchee, Quebec, Canada: Circumstances and prevention [4 page public summary of special research report].Montréal, QC: The Cree Board of Health and Social Services and the Régie Régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal-Centre, 1998.
19. Barss P (Author and co-analyst). Injury Prevention Series. Injuries from falls in Cree Communities of Eeyou Istchee, Quebec, Canada: Circumstances and prevention (special research report and 4 page public summary). Montréal, QC: The Cree Board of Health and Social Services and the Régie Régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal-Centre, 1998, 1-4.
20. Barss P (Author and co-analyst). Injury Prevention Series. Drowning in Cree Communities of Eeyou Istchee, Quebec, Canada: Circumstances and prevention (4 page public summary). Montréal, QC: The Cree Board of Health and Social Services and the Régie Régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal-Centre, 1998, 1-4.
21. Barss P, Lehmann D, Hagen C, Hanley J, Kuate Defo B, Nishioka S. Epidemiologic, demographic, and biostatistical methods: assessing numbers, rates, causes, and determinants of mortality and morbidity in developing areas. In: JL Pickering, ed. Health Research for Development: A Manual. Ottawa, ON: Canadian University Consortium for Health in Development, 1997:48-100. (Available from: International Health Office, Dept. of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, 1020 Pine Av. West, Montréal, QC, Canada H3A 1A2)
22. Barss P (Author and co-analyst). Drowning and Other Water-Related Injury Fatalities in Canada: Concise Visual Surveillance Report: An Analysis of the Circumstances of Water-Related Fatalities in Canada in 1996. Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Red Cross Society, The Canadian Coast Guard – Fisheries and Oceans, McGill University, 1998, 1-100. ISBN 1-55104-217-7 (also published in French).
23. Barss P (Author and analyst). Drowning and Other Injury Fatalities During Boating in Canada – National Report: An Analysis of the Circumstances of Drowning and Other Injury Fatalities During Boating in Canada in 1995. Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Coast Guard, in collaboration with The Canadian Red Cross Society and the Régie régionale de la santé de des services sociaux de Montréal-Centre, Direction de la santé publique 1997:1-62 (also published in French).
24. Barss P (Author and co-analyst). Drowning and Other Water-Related Injury Fatalities in Canada: Concise Visual Surveillance Report: An Analysis of the Circumstances of Water-Related Fatalities in Canada for 1994 and 1995. Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Red Cross Society, 1997, 1-136 (also in French).
25. Barss P (Author and co-analyst). Drownings Among Swimmers in Canada: Circumstances and Prevention [An analysis of the circumstances of water-related fatalities for swimming, wading, and diving into water during 1991-94]. Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Red Cross Society in collaboration with the Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal-Centre and the Canadian Surveillance System for Water-Related Fatalities, Special Research Report, 1996, 1-72, (Published in French as: Noyades chez les baigneurs au Canada: Circonstances and prévention [Une analyse des circonstances des décès liés à l’eau pendant la baignade, le barbotage et le plongeon, au Canada de 1991 à 1994).
26. Barss P (Author and co-analyst). National Drowning Report: An Analysis of the Circumstances of Drownings and Other Water-Related Injury Fatalities in Canada for 1993 [Comprehensive Surveillance Report]. Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Red Cross Society in collaboration with the Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal-Centre and the Canadian Surveillance System for Water-Related Fatalities, 1996a, 1-176 (Published in French as: Rapport national sur les noyades: Une analyse des circonstances des noyades et autres décès par traumatisme liés à l’eau survenus au Canada en 1993).
27. Barss P (Author and senior analyst). Drownings Among 1 to 4 Year Old Children in Canada: A High Risk Group for Water-Related Fatalities. Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Red Cross Society. Special Research Report, 1994a, 1-31 (Published in French as: Noyades chez les enfants de 1 à 4 ans au Canada)
28. Barss P (Author and senior analyst). Drownings Among Recreational Boaters in Canada: A Problem of Male Adults in Small Powerboats and Canoes. Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Red Cross Society. Special Research Report, 1994b, 1-60 (Published in French as: Noyades chez les plaisanciers au Canada)
29. Gray R, Smith G, Barss P. The Use of Verbal Autopsies to Determine Selected Causes of Death in Children. The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Prepared under USAID contract for the Institute for International Programs, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and International Health. Published as Occasional Paper No 10. 1990:1-46. (Republished in 1991 as: The Use of Verbal Autopsy Methods to Determine Selected Causes of Death in Children, IUSSP Paper No. 30, by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Liege, Belgium). (Cited 51 times as per Google Scholar 18 Mar, 2009).
30. Brabec J, Barss P. Laboratory Guide for Rural Health Centres in Papua New Guinea. Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea: Summer Institute of Linguistics Press. 1986:1-90. (Innovative in that it targeted both rural health providers who order laboratory tests and rural technicians who do the tests)
31. Robitaille Y, Barss P. Injuries and Risk Factors. Chapter in: A Health Profile of the James Bay Cree: Report of the 1991 Santé Québec Health Survey of the James Bay Cree. Québec, QC: Santé Québec, Gouvernement du Québec, 1994:145-160. (Published in French as: Traumatismes et facteurs de risque. Chapitre de: Et la santé des Cris, ça va? Rapport de l’enquête Santé Québec auprès des Cris de la Baie James, Québec, QC: Santé Québec, Gouvernement du Québec, 1994:153-170).

Other Reports and Scholarly Works
1. Barss P, Blackett H, Olsen K. Road Safety Report. Interior Health Authority of British Columbia, Canada, 2013. (Developed and wrote report, oversaw data analysis).
2. Barss P, Goodison K, Olsen K, Lock A, Hiscoe L. Injury trends from falls in chronic care institutions. Interior Health Authority of British Columbia, Canada. 2013. (Developed and wrote report, oversaw data analysis).
3. The Federation of American Scientists Working Group on Biological Weapons Verification. Report on the Subgroup on Investigation of Alleged Use or Release of Biological or Toxin Weapons Agents. April 1996. As a result of my research on epidemiology and arms control in the UN library in Washington and subsequent publication in the journal Politics and the Life Sciences, I was invited to become a member of the expert committee that produced this report as a basis for Geneva arms control negotiations. The negotiations came to a halt in November 2001 when the United States withdrew support. This document was still available online 8 September 2013 at: http://www.fas.org/bwc/papers/report.html
4. Barss P, Gagnon C. National drowning report. In: Proceedings of SARSCENE ’96 SEARCH AND RESCUE CONFERENCE 1996, Halifax, 43-45
5. Canadian Red Cross Society. The National Drowning Report: An Analysis of Water-Related Deaths in Canada for 1991 (July, 1993, 1-142). [Planned and directed the extensive data analyses for this report] [Also available in French as: Rapport national sur les noyades: Une analyse des décès reliés à l’eau survenus au Canada en 1991]
6. Barss P. A report of the investigation of a respiratory outbreak aboard the oceanographic research vessel USNS Wilkes in Las Palmas, Grand Canary Island 1989. Produced under contract for Mar Ship Operators and Medical Advisory Systems Inc. 1990:1-25
7. Barss P, Monaghan DA, Hall TA. A review of injuries and illnesses aboard the research vessels of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS). Prepared by Medical Advisory Systems Inc. under contract for UNOLS, with funding from the National Science Foundation. Owings, MD: UNOLS/MAS/NSF. 1988:1-38
8. Barss P, Smith GS, Mohan D, Baker SP. Injuries of adults in developing countries: Epidemiology and policy. Background paper prepared under contract for a book for the Adult Health Project, The World Bank. RGA Feachem, T Kjellstrom, CJL Murray, M Over, MA Phillips, eds. The Health of Adults in the Developing World. Oxford University Press and the World Bank (1990)
9. Barss P. A two-dose immunization schedule for infants in developing countries: candidate vaccines and potential benefits. Produced under contract for: Vaccine Development Project, Office of International Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health. 1987:1-31
10. Smith GS, Barss P. Beyond the motor vehicle: the importance of other unintentional injuries as a preventable cause of ill health in developing countries. Prepared under contract for: Risks Old and New: A Global Consultation on Health. Atlanta: Emory University (Carter Presidential Center). 1986:1-28.

Journals – reviews
1. AlMahmoud T, Barss P. Vehicle occupant restraint systems impact on eye injuries: A review. Surv Ophthalmol 2013 Dec 18. pii: S0039-6257(13)00204-X. doi: 10.1016/j.survophthal.2013.08.005. [Epub ahead of print].
2. Gańczak M, Barss P*. Nosocomial HIV Infection: Epidemiology and Prevention – A Global Perspective.
3. AIDS Reviews 2008 Jan-Mar;10(1):47-61. *Corresponding author.
4. Smith GS, Barss P. Unintentional injuries in developing countries: the epidemiology of a neglected problem. Epidemiol Rev 1991;13:228-266. (Cited 249 times as of April 2014)

Journals – editorials
1. Sheek-Hussein M, Nagelkerke N, Barss P, Al Maskari F, Al Mutawa J, Grivna M. Some Arguments for Establishing a database and bio-bank for the screening of immigrant workers in the United Arab Emirates [Editorial]. Emirates Med J 2006;24:9-12.
2. Barss P, Nagelkerke N. Invited book review: A comparison of four statistics texts, Basic Statistics for the Health Sciences, Medical Statistics at a Glance, Statistics at Square One, and Statistics at Square Two. Authors: JW Kuzma & SE Bohnenblust, A Petrie & C Sabin, TDV Swinscow & MJ Campbell, MJ Campbell. Emirates Med J 2005;23:87-89.
3. Barss P. Invited book review: A comparison of Epidemiology by Leon Gordis and Epidemiology, An Introduction by Kenneth Rothman. Emirates Med J 2004;22:277-278.
4. Barss P. Epidemic of injury in the United Arab Emirates: Injury prevention, safety promotion, and patient safety – is there a link? [Invited editorial] Emirates Med J 2004;22:1-5.
5. Barss P. Cautionary notes on teaching water safety skills [invited editorial]. Injury Prevention 1995;1:218-219
8. Journals – case reports
1. Barss P. Fatal dapsone agranulocytosis in a Melanesian. Leprosy Review 1986;57:63-66.
2. Barss P, Cain M, Dewar M. Postpartum pituitary necrosis presenting as anaemia. Trop Doc 1986;16:93-94.
3. Barss P. Scombroid fish poisoning at Alotau. Papua New Guinea Med J 1985;28:131.
4. Barss P. Gastrointestinal stress bleeding in rural Papua New Guineans. Papua New Guinea Med J 1985;28:311.
5. Barss P. Blood bags for autotransfusion. Trop Doc 1985 (April):67.
6. Barss P. Chronic joint symptoms with filariasis. Trop Doc 1985 (July):147-148.
7. Barss P. Management of prostatic carcinoma. Trop Doc 1985 (January):48.
8. Barss P. Tinea imbricata, filariasis, hydrocoeles, and wound infection. Papua New Guinea Med J 1983;26:151.
9. Barss P. Deaths from chickenpox in adults in Papua New Guinea. Lancet 1983; (2 July).
10. Barss P. Unexpected deaths in pulmonary tuberculosis. Lancet 1983;(25 June):1437.
11. Barss P. Surgical management of severe gastrointestinal bleeding in a case of abdominal Burkitt’s lymphoma. Papua New Guinea Med J 1983;26:239.
12. Barss P. Antibiotic treatment in large bowel cancer. Med J Aust 1983;(23 July):64.
13. Barss P. Anaphylactic shock. Papua New Guinea Med J. 1982;25:286.
14. Barss P. Vascular colonic lesions in Bantus. New Engl J Med 1974;291:1035.
9. Journals – letters
1. Barss P, Grivna M. Letter to Editor – Trends in childhood injury mortality in a developing country: United Arab Emirates. International Emergency Nursing J 2008 doi:10.1016/j.ienj.2008.12.003
2. Barss P, El-Sadig M, Al-Hosani Y. Road traffic injuries in the Middle East: a view from the United Arab Emirates (Letter – Rapid Response). BMJ 2006 (17 November).
3. Barss P, Sheek-Hussein M, Al-Maskari F, Grivna M, Ganczak M. Positive Developments in HIV Prevention in United Arab Emirates (Letter – Rapid Response). BMJ 2006 (8 November).
4. Barss P. Science in schools and medical education. Papua New Guinea Med J, 1989;32-225-26.
5. Barss P. Breast tumors in rural Melanesians. Papua New Guinea Med J 1986;29:261-262.
6. Barss P. Scarcity of bladder and renal tumors in rural Melanesians. Papua New Guinea Med J 1985;28:131.
7. Barss P. Burns, banana leaves, and cysticercosis. Lancet 1983;(2 July)
8. Barss P. Right lower quadrant pain and Trichuris infections. Papua New Guinea Med J 1983;26:70.
9. Barss P. Anaesthesia for ruptured ectopic pregnancy. Tropical Doctor 1979;9:227.
10. Works in Progress (including degree of completion)
In final stages of preparation for submission:
1. Barss P, Grivna M, Ganczak M, Bernson R, Al Agab H. Al-Awadhi F, Al-Dhaheri S, Al-Dhahri J, Al-Jaberi A, Al-Kaabi S, Khouri A, Al-Kitbi H, Al-Mansoori D, Al-Muhairy S, Al-Neaimi W, Yammahi A. Impact of duration, group size, and Power Point on changes in knowledge and attitude after an HIV/AIDS educational intervention among high-school students.(95% complete)
2. Olsen K, Barss P. Epidemiology of brain injury among 0-19 year olds from falls on stairs in Canada, 1994-2010.(95% complete)
3. Barss P, Gagnon C, Hong R. Is research-based education effective for injury prevention? Outcome & economic evaluation of a national drowning surveillance & prevention program. Under revision (90% complete)
4. Barss P, Grivna M, Al-Maskari F, Stanculescu C. Teaching and Knowledge of Swimming and Water Safety in A Middle Eastern Desert Country. (under revision 90% complete)
5. Barss P, Al-Suwaidi S, Al-Mazrooei K, Al-Ketbi J, Al-Maskari F. Smoking and Mate Selection: A Study of Arab High School Girls in the Middle East. (90% complete)
6. Grivna M, Barss P, Al Maskari F, El Sadig M. Environmental risk factors for traffic injuries at schools in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. (50% complete)
7. Barss P, Grivna M, Subait O, Al-Kuwaiti A, Al-Kuwaiti M, Al-Rahoomi A., Abu-Zidan F. Epidemiology and Prevention of Falls in a High-Income Developing Country: Emergency Department Interview Survey (70% complete).
8. Ganczak M, Barss P. Sharps Injury as Double Agent: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Prevention of an Unusual Combination – Kinetic Energy and Blood-borne Viruses (80% complete).

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Current Teaching Activities at UBC
Mock Orals, UBC public health residents
Injury epidemiology & prevention – visiting lecturer
Injury epidemiology & prevention – Individual teaching of residents
Medical student public health 4th yr Clerkship supervision

Previous Courses and Curricular Endeavors

UAE, 2001-2006 Development of new medical student courses: At the request of the Director for Medical Sciences Years of the medical student curriculum at UAE University, developed five curriculum and course guides for year two, including:

  • Seven years successful experience leading and championing innovative public and population health curricula for medical students, in the context of a relatively traditional medical faculty. This work necessarily involved building consensus among interdisciplinary and inter-professional teams of colleagues and associates in the university, government, hospitals, and practice, and was reported internationally at several Association for Medical Education in Europe conferences and in the journal Medical Teacher.
  • A new 40 hour Research in Medical Practice course for teaching second-year medical students how to do research surveys and incorporate research into their practice.
  • A new health promotion project curriculum in collaboration with communications colleagues at the main campus with practical field work including focus groups with target populations and health priorities and development of actual intervention materials and evaluation
  • A new integrated 40 hour problem-based course in injury epidemiology, prevention, first aid, and treatment, including unintentional and intentional injuries such as violence and abuse, and required collaboration of surgery, emergency medicine, obstetrics-gynaecology, psychiatry, psychology, and rehabilitation.

UAE, 2001-2006 Served as unit co-coordinator, i.e., course development head, for four two-month units.

  • Reviewed and helped restructure the lectures and practical teaching for the final year clerkship in community medicine, which in part trains students to do an actual community medicine or occupational health survey. This ensured that teaching of concepts was always followed immediately by practical applications. Since then, students have been much more competent and efficient in their research projects.

UAE, 2001-2007 Developed and implemented teaching on injury epidemiology, reporting, and prevention, as well as integrating concepts of injury epidemiology into teaching of basic epidemiology and causality.

UAE, 2001-2007 Developed and implemented teaching on reporting of deaths and hospitalizations from all causes, together with infectious diseases.

Canada, 2008-2013 Four years training as main advisor for MPH students in research practica on various injury topics, University of Toronto x3, Lakehead University 1, University of Liverpool 1, University of Queensland 1 (Afghanistan), final year medical students in public health practica, 3.

Contributions to Continuing Medical/Public Health Education

  • CME: Injury prevention for Family Physicians, Paediatricians, and Nurses, UAE University 2010. Co-Organiser and Speaker
  • Special workshops: Initiated and helped organise a multisectorial “Falls Prevention by Design” workshop at the UBC medical auditorium, Interior Health Authority, British Columbia Canada December 2010. Main organizer & lead faculty in development & teaching of graduate workshop at the UAE University: Injury Prevention Workshop for Family Medicine Residents and Preventive Medicine Staff, Two days, March 1st and 2nd 2005. Main Topics covered Epidemiology and Prevention of Unintentional and Intentional Injuries, including Child Abuse and Gender Violence.
  • Community Teaching Service: Invited to conduct workshops on death certification for government death coders and physicians in May 2007; two invited workshops on death certification for Primary Care Physicians of Primary Health Care Clinics of Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 2005, and in 2007 several workshops on death certification with introduction of our new research-based death notification form in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Health Authority.
  • Data Management & Survey Research Workshop: For Family Medicine Residents, Faculty, and Preventive Medicine Staff, Two days, 2005. Main Topics covered study design, sampling, questionnaire design, quality control for data entry, data description & summarization, graphical display, sources of error in epidemiologic research, and assessing causality.
  • Teaching of senior national directors: Worked with the National Search and Rescue Secretariat of Canada to train senior public servants in multiple departments in principles of injury prevention and evaluation for their national programmes
  • Invited lecturer at Faculty of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, for faculty, MPH and PhD students on The Epidemiologic Basis for Injury Prevention, Tehran, Jun 12, 2007

Graduate Students
Adinet Lock University of Liverpool MPH 2013 2013 Principal
Dr Karin Goodison UBC Environmental health rotation of public health residency 2012 2013 Principal
Karlyn Olsen MPH, University of Toronto, Epidemiology 2013 2013 Principal – practicum 2 S Dalke, J Hamilton
Karlyn Olsen MPH, University of Toronto, Epidemiology 2012 2012 Principal – practicum 1
Continued, next page:
Lorena Hiscoe MPH, Lakehead University 2011 2012 Principal
Hilary Blackett MPH, University of Toronto 2011 2011 Principal
Dr Karin Goodison Community residency falls research project, UBC 2010 2010 Principal Dr Rob Parker
Dr Farooq Mansour MIPH (Master of International Public Health), U of Queensland 2008 2009 Co-principal Dr Peter Hill
Dawn Spinks, PhD, UQ 2008 2009 Principal Dr Andrew Page
Mylene Dandavino MSc Epidemiology, McGill 1999 2002 Principal Dr JF Boivin, others
Hind Djerrari MSc Community Health, Laval 1997 1998 Co-principal Dr Clermont Dionne, Dr B Le Duc
Dr Nicole Damestoy MSc Epidemiology, McGill 1992 1994 Principal Dr E. Robinson
Nadine Gros-Louis Program for Careers in Health for Indians and Inuits, Health & Welfare 1994 1994 Principal
Research supervision of Mallory Myers, UWO final year medical student, 2011. Primary or co-intensive supervision of four family medicine residency, about 30 final-year medical student, and six second-year medical student original field research projects in community medicine at UAE University, plus secondary supervision of other projects. These were done by groups of two to four students and similar to an MSc thesis. Several were accepted for presentation at the University Research Conference, GCC international medical student research conferences, and several at international conferences in Europe and Canada. See below under (f) for details.

RESEARCH GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Research Grants (COMP refers to competitive grants)

  • Cook Rees Foundation, Canadian Red Cross Twenty Years of Flotation Device Non-Wearing and Wearing in Canada:
  • Phase 1 – Surveillance and Research Basis for Action NC $64,900 + design costs (about $15,000) 2014 Peter Barss Jane Hamilton, Karlyn Olsen, Red Cross
  • Public Health Agency of Canada Water related injury fatalities amongst aboriginal people of Canada, 1991-2010 yes $6500 2013 Peter Barss Canadian Red Cross
  • Public Health Agency of Canada A survey of Canadian Municipalities about Policies to Promote Safety for Vulnerable Road Users – Cyclists and Pedestrians yes $45,000 2012 Dr Gord Lovegrove P Barss, P Moore
  • Canadian Red Cross, Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety National Boating Immersion & Trauma Fatality Surveillance yes $50,000 2009-2011 CRC P Barss
  • Queensland Injury Prevention Council Environmental Factors and Psychological Impacts of Low-Speed Child Pedestrian Injuries: a Case-Control Study yes $148,000 2009 Dr A Page Prof P Barss (Instigator), Dr Ruth Barker
  • United Arab Emirates University Knowledge, attitude and beliefs among UAE high-school students regarding HIV/AIDS – An intervention Study. Yes $10,000 2006-2007 Dr M Grivna P Barss (Instigator), Fatima Al Maskari
  • United Arab Emirates University Knowledge and attitudes about smoking among high school students, and their impact on spousal preference. 15,000 AED
  • Yes $5000 2006-2007 Dr P Barss Dr M Grivna, Dr F Al Maskari, Dr Chris Frampton
  • United Arab Emirates University
  • School-Related Traffic Injuries in Al Ain, UAE – incidence and environmental risk factors at 183 schools yes $10,000 2005-2006 Dr M Grivna Dr P Barss (Instigator), Dr F Al Maskari
  • United Arab Emirates University
  • Drowning Prevention in UAE – Knowledge of Swimming and Water Safety, and Frequency of Exposure to Aquatic Hazards, among High School Students in Al Ain city
  • yes $8000 2005-2006 Dr P Barss Dr M Grivna, Dr F Al Maskari.
  • Sheik Hamdan Award Interdisciplinary Research Grant. Road Traffic Crash Injury Registry in Al Ain City yes $65,000 2005-2007 Prof F Abu Zidan Dr P Barss, others

Research contracts (COMP refers to competitive contracts)

  • Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia Epidemiology and surveillance of disasters and associated training in the Interior Health Authority Region NC $18,000 2013 P Barss K Olsen MPH, R Erland
  • Public Health Agency of Canada, Red Cross Epidemiology and prevention of Immersion fatalities of aboriginal peoples in Canada 1991-2010 yes $10,000 2013 P Barss K Olsen MPH, J Hamilton MSc, S Dalke
  • Transport Canada 18-year research and report on the circumstances of boating immersions and trauma fatalities in Canada, 1991-2006 yes Unknown 2010-2011 Principal Researcher P. Barss; Organisation Canadian RC J Hamilton MSc
  • Transport Canada 16-year research and report on the circumstances of boating immersions and trauma fatalities in Canada, 1991-2006 yes $100,000 2009-2010 Principal Researcher P. Barss; Organisation Canadian RC J Hamilton MSc
  • SafeKids Worldwide Magnitude and risk factors of childhood injuries in the UAE Yes $30,000 2007-2008 M Grivna P Barss, M Sadig
  • For other small grants see detailed CV

Earlier awards for Water-Related Injury Research and First Nations Injury Research 1992-2010:

  • Funding award from Transport Canada for epidemiologic profile of recreational boating deaths, 1991-2006 in 2010. External funding was about $300,000 CAD for these projects during 1993-2001, and $230,000 for 2002-07, as well as funding from the Cook-Rees Drowning Prevention Foundation for publishing of National Research Documents.
  • For 2002-06, collaborated with Red Cross and awarded $200,000 from New Initiatives Fund of National Search and Rescue Secretariat to conduct a 10 year analysis of incidence trends and risk factors for water-related fatalities in Canada for 1991-2000, including five national research publications. Another $15,000 came from Red Cross for national surveillance, data verification, data entry, data analysis for 2001-02, and $15,000 from the Quebec Sports Safety Division of Government for research on a 2002 publication on water-related injuries in Quebec during 1991-99.
  • During 1993-2001, received $220,000 for the surveillance system and reporting from Canadian Red Cross and Lifesaving Societies, the majority coming from the Red Cross’s water safety program. $36,000 came from Health Canada for research on water-related deaths among First Nations and Inuit peoples of Canada, based upon the national surveillance database, with contributions of $5,000 each from Lifesaving Society and Red Cross.
  • Received $10,000 from the FRSQ’s Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Research Network and $5000 each from the Régie de la sécurité dans les sports du Québec, Red Cross, and the Lifesaving Society for related PFD study. Annual institutional contribution to projects averaged about $50,000 in staff time, as well as offices, technical support, administrative overheads.
  • Circumstances of traumatic injuries associated with diving into shallow water in Canada and of diving associated quadriplegia in Quebec, a 44 year study. Principal Investigator Dr P Barss, Coinvestigators Dr B Le Duc, H Dejarri, $30,000. 1997-2006.
  • Comprehensive study of mortality and morbidity from injuries in Cree population of Nouveau-Québec, Principal Investigator Dr P Barss, $85,000, 1992-1997