Ian Pike

Director, BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU)

Dr. Ian Pike is a Professor of Pediatrics at UBC; Investigator and Co-Lead of the Evidence to Innovation Research Theme at the Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital; Director of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, and Co-executive Director, The Community Against Preventable Injuries.  

The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit works directly with the BC Government, Health Authorities, and other organizations, with the goal to reduce the social and economic burden of injury in British Columbia.  In addition to its BC focus, the Unit participates in injury prevention research and initiatives across Canada and internationally.

Dr. Pike’s research has been funded by CIHR, AUTO21, Transport Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, where he has co-led three CIHR teams to conduct national projects to develop and validate injury indicators for Canadian children and youth; injury prevention among First Nations and Inuit children and youth; child passenger safety; risky play; and, the efficacy of social marketing to reduce preventable injuries.  He has given over 100 invited presentations, including 25 keynote talks.  In addition, he has given over 30 continuing education sessions to physicians, nurses, public health and safety professionals, and has over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles. 

His current research is focused on the determinants of injury, including risky play; linkages between unintentional and inflicted injury as a means to creating a safety oriented culture; and, the efficacy of a social marketing campaign to reduce serious injury and death.

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