Injuries Social Aetiology and Consequences (ISAC) – Lucie Laflamme's research group

Injuries rank high as a cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide with an estimated 4.8 million people dying each year as a result of injuries. Another 973 million persons sustain injuries that require healthcare assistance of some kind. Our vision is to make a significant and original scientific contribution to injury studies and ultimately social equity in health, poverty reduction and safe development through evidence-based injury prevention and control.

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International collaborations



  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Emergency Medicine Department, Muhimbili University, Tanzania
  • School of Medicine Department, Muhimbili University, Tanzania
  • Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Faculty of Medicine, Maputo, Mozambique

Other partners

  • Egendale Hospital, South Africa
  • Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, South Africa
  • The Medical Research Council of South Africa (MRC), South Africa
  • Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa



  • Helsinki University, Finland
  • University College London, Institute of Global Health, UK

Other partners

  • National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
  • The Swedish Transport Agency, Sweden
  • The Spinalis Foundation, Sweden

North America


  • John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
  • Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA


  • Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB),
  • Diabetic Association of Bangladesh


Doctoral theses



Constance Boissin. Thesis: Diagnostic assistance to improve acute burn referral and triage: assessment of routine clinical tools at specialised burn centres and potential for digital health development at point of care


Anders Klingberg. Thesis: Mobile teleconsultations in acute burn care : acceptance and user-experience among emergency care providers in resource-poor settings


Lisa Blom. Thesis: mHealth for image-based diagnostics of acute burns in resource-poor settings : studies on the role of experts and the accuracy of their assessments


Helle Mölsted Alvesson. Thesis: Vulnerability In Illness: Household Healthcare-Seeking Processes During Maternal And Child Illness In Rural Lao PDR