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Mark Asbridge

Associate Professor

Department of Community Health and Epidemiology , Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology , Department of Emergency Medicine

Email: mark.asbridge@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-3761
Mailing Address: 
Centre for Clinical Research, Room 407, 5790 University Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1V7
Research Topics:
  • Addictions
  • Population health
  • Injury prevention and control
  • Health public policy
  • Evaluation
  • Children and youth


  • PhD (University of Toronto)
  • MA (University of Toronto)
  • BA Honours (University of Toronto)

Research interests

Dr. Asbridge’s substantive interests are in the areas of addictions, public and population health, evaluation research, injury prevention and emergency medicine, and public policy. He is particularly interested in the intersection of substance use and various health outcomes, with a special emphasis on young people.

Selected publications

  • Asbridge, M. (2014). Driving After Marijuana Use: The Changing Face of “Impaired” Driving. JAMA Pediatrics.
  • Asbridge, M., Brubacher, J., Chan, H. (2013). Cell Phone Use and Traffic Crash Risk: A Culpability Analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology 42(1): 259-267.
  • Asbridge, M., Cartwright, J., Hayden, J. (2012). Acute cannabis consumption and motor vehicle collision risk: A systematic review of observational studies. British Medical Journal 344:e536.
  • Santana M.J, Stelfox, T., Asbridge, M, et al (2014). Development and Evaluation of Evidence-Informed Quality Indicators for Adult Injury Care. Annals of Surgery 259(1): 186-192.
  • Asbridge, M., Mann, R., Cusimano, M.D., Trayling, C., Roerecke, M., Tallon, J.M., Whipp, A., Rehm, J. (2014). Cannabis and traffic collision risk: findings from a case-crossover study of injured drivers presenting to emergency departments. International Journal of Public Health 59: 395-404.

Selected awards and honours

  • MADD Canada Professorship in Impaired Driving Research and Prevention
  • Canadian Institutes of Health New Investigator Award
  • Network Centres of Excellence (NCE) Post-doctoral Fellowship
  • The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - H. David Archibald Graduate Fellowship in Addiction Studies


Graduate courses in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology

  • CH&E 5010F (CRN 10071) - Epidemiology Principles
  • CH&E 5000F - Community Health Principles I
  • CH&E 6042F – Determinants of Health in Human Populations      
  • IPHE 5100 – A Multidisciplinary Course in Addictions Studies

Undergraduate Medical Education

  • Professional Competencies I
  • CECT: Clinical Epidemiology and Critical Thinking
  • PHCSCT: Population Health, Community Service and Critical Thinking

Undergraduate courses

  • SOSA 3148: The Sociology of Addictions: Drugs, Health and Society (in the Sociology Department)