Associate Director & Sports Injury Specialist,
BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit, BC Children's Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Director, Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting & Prevention Program (CHIRPP), BC Children’s Hospital
BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver BC, V6H 3V4
Dr. Shelina Babul is the Associate Director and Sports Injury Specialist with the BC Injury Research and Prevent Unit, BC Children’s Hospital. She focuses primarily on sport & recreational evidence-based research and knowledge implementation, with a particular specialization in concussions/traumatic brain injuries and their prevention, recognition, treatment and management. She is the Director of BC Children’s Hospital Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program, a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and has a cross appointment with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC; an Investigator with the BC Children’s Hospital Research and the Djavad Mowafaghian Center for Brain Health, UBC. She is the chair and/or member of several provincial and national concussion advisory committees and recently received the safety award by BC Hockey and awarded the prevention and awareness award by the Brain Injury Association of Canada.
Dr. Babul’s area of focus include: 1) Identifying and addressing critical gaps in injury prevention; 2) TBI/Concussion-specific research and related strategies to promote uptake of proven and effective interventions; and 3) Coordination of TBI/concussion efforts locally, provincially and nationally. She developed the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) with the aim to standardize care among medical professionals, parents/players/coaches and school professionals. There have been over 100,000 visits to the collective CATT websites and over 30,000 individuals who have completed the online training. Numerous sporting associations and schools (17+) have mandated CATT training for their coaches and teachers. BC Hockey mandated the CATT for over 14,000 of their on-ice officials and an evaluation demonstrated significance for improving knowledge and awareness. Her experience in this field includes the publication of numerous chapters and peer-reviewed papers, presentations at numerous provincial/national/international conferences, membership on committees/review boards, and interviews with provincial/national news media and magazines.
CATT Online: cattonline.com
The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) is a series of online educational modules and resources with the goal of standardizing concussion recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and management.
BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit: www.injuryresearch.bc.ca
The BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit is a leader in the production and transfer of injury prevention knowledge, supporting the integration of prevention practice into the daily lives of British Columbians.
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