Dr. Mariana Brussoni is director of the Human Early Learning Partnership and an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada. She is an investigator with the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the British Columbia Injury Research & Prevention Unit.
Brussoni’s research investigates child injury prevention and children’s risky play, focusing on parent and caregiver perceptions of risk, and design of outdoor play-friendly environments. She partners with practitioners and policy makers in early childhood education, schooling, municipal planning and recreation provision, with the aim of creating environments where all children thrive in healthy societies.
Brussoni was awarded an MSFHR Scholar award in 2008, the 2019 inaugural Outdoor Play Canada Dr. Mariana Brussoni Award, and the 2020 UBC Faculty of Medicine Excellence in Clinical and Applied Research Award.