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Dr. Alexander Crizzle Assistant Professor

Research areas

  • Gerontology
  • Community mobility (urban and rural; retirement and LTC homes) 
  • Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative/neurological diseases (e.g. dementia, stroke, TBI, epilepsy)
  • Fall Prevention
  • Driving Assessment and Rehabilitation (on-road assessment, driving simulators)
  • Program and Policy Evaluation
  • Mental Health and Addictions (substance misuse)
  • HIV

Research grants and awards

As PI:

CIHR Project Grant
03/01/18 - 02/28/24
Title: Medically at-risk drivers. The road to developing evidence-based fitness to drive guidelines.

Alberta Ministry of Labour (OHS Futures Grant)
05/01/18 - 04/30/19
Title: A neglected sector: Improving health and wellness of long-haul truck drivers in Alberta.

03/01/18 - 02/28/20
Title: Improving success of the methadone clinic in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF Establishment Grant)
01/10/17 - 30/09/20
Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Alternative Transportation Planning to Enhance Health Service Delivery in Rural Saskatchewan

UW-Bordeaux Research Initiative 
Tenure: 01/07/2015 - 31/12/2017
Title: Examining the Prevalence and Relationships of Health and Mobility Related Impairment in Canadian Seniors

As Co-I:

CIHR CCNA (Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging) (PI: Chertkow)
Sub-Project: Dementia and Driving Cessation (PI: Naglie; Co-PI: Rapoport)
Tenure: 04/01/14 - 03/31/19

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF Sprout Grant) (PIs: Arnold; Kemp)
03/01/18 - 02/28/20
Title: A collaborative approach to comprehensive screening and assessment of fall risk for older adults across the continuum of care in Saskatchewan.

WorkSafe BC (Innovation at Work) (PI: Shubair)
01/03/17 - 28/02/19
Title: Integration of Occupational Health and Safety Protection with Health Promotion in Truck Driver Training

CIHR Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (Wild; Dell; Aubry; Hodgins)
01/03/2015 - 28/02/20
Title: Prairie CRISM Node Proposal

Current courses

  • PUBH 804 - Foundations
  • PUBH 840 - Capstone

Select publications

Sanford, S., Rapoport, M.J., Tuokko, H., Crizzle, A.M., Hatzifilalithis, S., *Laberge, S., Naglie, G., on behalf of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging Driving and Dementia Team. (2018). Independence, Loss and Social Identity: Perspectives on Driving Cessation and Dementia, 0(0), 1-19. Published online: https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301218762838

Crizzle, A.M. Bigelow, P., *Adams, D., Gooderham, S, Myers, A.M, Thiffault, P. (2017). Health and Wellness of Long-Haul Truck and Bus Drivers: A Systematic Literature Review and Directions for Future Research. Journal of Transport and Health: Special Issues: Road Danger Reduction 7A: 90-109.

Heckman, G., Crizzle, A.M., Chen, J., Pringsheim, T., Jette, N., Maxwell C.K., Kergoat, M.J., Eckel, L., Hirdes, J. (2016). Clinical complexity and use of antipsychotics and restraints among long-term care residents with Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, 7(1): 103-115.

*Palubiski, L., Crizzle, A.M. (2016). Evidence based review of fitness-to-drive and return-to-driving following traumatic brain injury. Geriatrics: Special issue on Impaired driving skills in older adults, 1(3):17.

Rapoport M.J., Sukhawathanakul, P., Naglie, G., Tuokko, H., Myers, A.M., Crizzle, A.M., Korner-Bitensky, N., Vrkljan, B., Bedard, M., Porter, M., Mazer, B., Gelinas, I., Man-Son-Hing, M., Marshall, S. (2016). Is cognitive performance associated with older adults’ driving behaviours and attitudes over time? Canadian Journal on Aging: Special Issue: Older Driver Research, in press.

Vrkljan, B.H., Myers, A.M., Crizzle, A.M., Blanchard, R.A., Marshall, S. (2013). Evaluating medically at-risk drivers: A survey of assessment practices in Canada.Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy80(5), 295-303.

Crizzle, A.M., Classen, S., Uc, E. (2012). Parkinson’s disease and driving: An evidence based review. Neurology, 79, 2067-2074. 

Crizzle, A.M., Newhouse, I.  (2006). Is physical exercise beneficial for persons with Parkinson’s disease?  Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine,16, 422-425.