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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

Research grants and awards

As PI:

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

Public Health Ontario: Local Driven Collaborative Project (PI: Crizzle)
Tenure: 01/03/2016-28/02/2017
Title: Developing best practices for developing community partnerships in public health.

CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grant 
Tenure: 01/16 – 12/2016
Development of a national strategy for addressing health and wellness in Canadian commercial motor vehicle drivers.

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

Propel Center for Population Health Impact Seed Grant: Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative (PI: Jiang)
Tenure: 01/08/2015-31/12/2016
Title: Novel closed-loop non-invasive brain computer interface for rehabilitation of freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease.

Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation (PI: Harris)
Tenure: 1/07/2015-31/12/2016
Title: Developing a driver training program for individuals post-stroke: A feasibility study

Current courses

  • PUBH 804 - Foundations
  • PUBH 840 - Capstone

Select publications

*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.

Crizzle, A.M, Classen, S, LaFranca, C., Silver, W., Eisenschenk, S. (2015). The effect of anti-epileptic drug levels on the driving performance of people with epilepsy. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy3(4), 1-11.

Crizzle, A.M., Myers, A.M. (2013). Examination of naturalistic driving practices in drivers with Parkinson’s disease compared to age and gender-matched controls.  Accident Analysis and Prevention, 50, 724-731.

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.