Approved projects

WCB's Research Program provides full funding for projects and sponsorship for co-funding, data access and collection.

Active projects

Title Principal investigator Time period
Evaluation of evidence-based interventions for partial-thickness rotator cuff tears within a best evidence synthesis framework Dr. Lauren Beaupre
University of Alberta
2021 - 2022
The impact of using an evidence-based shoulder clinical pathway for WCB patients with rotator cuff related pathology Dr. Allyson Jones
University of Alberta
2021 - 2022
Understanding knee OA pain through brain neurochemistry in working-age total knee replacement patients Dr. Ashley Harris
University of Calgary
2021 - 2024
Overview review on telehealth interventions in a workers’ compensation context Dr. Sebastian Straube
University of Alberta
2021 - 2023
A multi-centre prospective cohort study of surgically treated displaced mid-diaphyseal clavicle fractures Dr. Prism Schneider
University of Calgary
2021 - 2024
Mindfulness-based interventions in workers to treat mental health conditions Dr. Quentin Durand-Moreau
University of Alberta
2020 - 2022
Identifying risk factors for developing traumatic psychological injuries following work-related musculoskeletal injuries Dr. Doug Gross
University of Alberta
2020 - 2022
Resources for the prevention and treatment of work-related traumatic psychological injuries Dr. Sebastian Straube
University of Alberta
2020 - 2022
Dynamic CT quantification of ankle kinematics following posterior malleolus fixation of ankle fractures Dr. Prism Schneider
University of Calgary
2020 - 2023
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair utilizing mechanical bone debridement vs coblation debridement: A prospective randomized double blind trial Dr. Ian Lo
University of Calgary
2019 - 2024
Dynamic CT to determine normal syndesmosis motion and compare motion after static and dynamic fixation of syndesmotic injuries Dr. Prism Schneider
University of Calgary
2019 - 2022
Developing resources for the prevention and treatment of work-related traumatic psychological injuries Dr. Sebastian Straube
University of Alberta
2019 - 2022
The impact of residual deformity on outcome after calcaneous fractures Dr. Andrew Dodd
University of Calgary
2017 - 2022
Can HR-pQCT be used to assess fracture healing for earlier rehabilitation in stable distal radius fractures? Dr. Prism Schneider
University of Calgary
2017 - 2022
De-implementing low-value care: A research program of the Choosing Wisely Canada implementation research network Dr. Shawn Dowling
University of Calgary
2018 - 2021
Assessment and outcomes of traumatic psychological injury in a workers' compensation context Dr. Sebastian Straube
University of Alberta
2018 - 2021
Does early weightbearing for stable ankle fractures accelerate fracture healing and return to pre-injury function? Dr. Prism Schneider
University of Calgary
2018 - 2022
Ten year follow-up of non-operatively treated rotator cuff patients Dr. Rich Boorman
University of Calgary
2018 - 2022
A randomized controlled trial comparing low-intensity, pulsed ultrasound to placebo in the treatment of operatively managed scaphoid non-unions Dr. Neil White
University of Calgary
2014 - 2022
A randomized clinical trial comparing three methods of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction: patellar tendon, quadruple semitendinosus/gracilis and double-bundle semitendinosus/gracilis grafts - 10-year follow-up Dr. Nicholas Mohtadi
University of Calgary
2012 - 2022

Interested in learning about some completed research projects? Have a look at our archive.

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Learn about the research initiatives being sponsored by other Canadian workers' compensation boards by visiting the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) website.