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Research scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)
Co-director, Excellence in Neurodevelopment and Rehabilitation Research in Child Health (ENRRICH) Theme

Research summary

Dr. Kelly Russell’s research focuses on pediatric injuries with a particular interest in pediatric concussion injuries. This includes understanding the risk factors for prolonged recovery following a pediatric concussion, interventions and multi-disciplinary management to improve concussion recovery, and access to timely care through telemedicine to improve outcomes among those living in Northern communities. She is also interested in understanding the health-care needs of Indigenous youth who sustain a concussion. She is conducting studies to examine mental health and health-related quality of life during concussion recovery in youth.


Dr. Kelly Russell completed her PhD in epidemiology at the University of Calgary and a post-doctoral fellowship in sport-related traumatic brain injuries at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Since arriving at UM in 2012, she has developed a research program in sport-related injuries. She is the co-lead of the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba’s newest theme – Excellence in Neurodevelopment and Rehabilitation Research in Child Health (ENRRICH). The goal of ENRRICH is to inspire and facilitate new research collaborations, partnerships and training programs, and generate new research and knowledge translation methods to improve the quality of life for Manitoba children requiring neurodevelopmental and rehabilitations services. She currently holds the Robert Wallace Cameron Chair in Evidence Based Medicine. Her research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Research Manitoba and the National Football League Scientific Advisory Board.



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Pediatrics and Child Health
CE-208 Children's Hospital, Health Sciences Centre
840 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1 Canada