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Carolyn Snider - Emergency Department Violence Intervention Program. Winnipeg, MB, CA

Carolyn Snider

Emergency Physician at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre & Medical Director | Emergency Department Violence Intervention Program

Winnipeg, MB, CANADA

An academic emergency medicine physician dedicated to advocating for people affected by violence






Emergency Department Violence Intervention Program Video




Dr. Snider graduated from McMaster Medical School in 2003, completed her Master of Public Health degree in Injury Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2007 and her Emergency Medicine training at the University of Toronto in 2008. In 2016-2017, Dr. Snider has been authoring a report for the World Health Organization on the role of emergency medicine in responding to violence. Prior to moving to Winnipeg, Manitoba in the summer of 2011, Dr. Snider worked at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto as an emergency and trauma physician and as an injury researcher. She is the Past Chair of the Trauma Illness and Injury Prevention Committee for the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Snider’s primary research focus is the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions for preventing youth violence. Dr. Snider practices mixed method research, using large administrative databases, community based participatory research, concept mapping and clinical trial methodologies – all with an integrated knowledge translation approach. Dr. Snider started EDVIP – the Emergency Department Violence Intervention Program – and much of her evaluation work now revolves around this program. Dr. Snider’s appreciates her current funding from the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Research Manitoba, the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, Manitoba Medical Services Foundation and the Winnipeg Foundation

Industry Expertise (3)

Medical/Dental Practice

Health Care - Providers

Health Care - Services

Areas of Expertise (4)

Emergency Medicine

Trauma Care

Youth Violence

Intimate Partner Violence

Accomplishments (3)

The Alan Drummond Advocacy Award, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (professional)


Presented to a Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, commitment and dedication to the cause of advancing the discipline at the regional, national or international level through advocacy efforts.

Professorship, The Gerry McDole In Improved Healthcare Delivery to Rural, Remote and Underserved Populations of Manitoba (professional)


Presented to a faculty member in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at University of Manitoba for research in health service delivery and/or health policy development. The goal of the professorship is to improve the delivery of healthcare services to rural, remote and underserved populations of Manitoba.

Anna Jarvis Award for Teaching Excellence in Emergency Medicine (professional)


The Anna Jarvis Award for Teaching Excellence in Emergency Medicine was established in 1993 to recognize excellence in formal teaching among the faculty in Emergency Medicine. Formal teaching includes that occurring at bedside, didactic lectures and seminars/workshops.

Education (5)

University of Toronto: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Emergency Medicine 2008

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: MPH, Public Health 2007

McMaster University: MD, Medicine 2003

University of Toronto: BSc, Science 2000

Queen's University: B.Comm, Commerce 1996

Affiliations (2)

  • Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Scientist, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (4)

When Heather met Ricky

CBC White Coat, Black Art  radio


Dr. Brian Goldman's interview with Dr. Carolyn Snider and EDVIP Social Worker, Heather Woodward on CBC's White Coat, Black Art

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ER doctor targets youth violence with unique program

CBC News  online


Online article on launch of EDVIP

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Emergency intervention

Winnipeg Free Press  print


Print media on launch of EDVIP

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Stomping out Youth Violence

Winnipeg Free Press  print


Winnipeg free press article on launch of EDVIP

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Event Appearances (5)

Wraparound care for youth injured by violence

World Injury and Violence Conference  Tampere, Finland


Developing a Youth Violence Intervention in the Emergency Department

Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Injury Prevention Successes and Opportunities for Future Injury Research by Emergency Physicians

University of Saskatchewan Research Day  Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


Meta-analysis of Randomized Control Trials of Hospital-Based Violence Interventions on Repeat Intentional Injury

Society of Academic Emergency Medicine  San Diego, California, USA


Using community based participatory research to develop an ED-based violence intervention program and the use of an alternative randomized control trial design

National Network of Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs  Philadelphia, PA, USA


Research Grants (4)

Embedded Clinician Salary Award: Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Interventions for Youth Injured by Violence

Canadian Institutes of Health Research $300,000


The objective of this salary award is fund a new generation of researchers who can provide scientific leadership in learning health systems. A learning health system creates the platform to mobilize research for transformation and impact, particularly in improving the patient experience and outcomes, and quality of life for persons with chronic conditions

Tri-Council Bridging Award

Research Manitoba $65,000


This bridge award is to support ongoing research on the Emergency Department Violence Intervention Program

WrapAround Care for Youth Injured by Violence: A Randomized Control Trial

Canadian Institutes for Health Research $100,000


This amount was a bridging grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

WrapAround Care for Youth Injured by Violence: A Pilot Randomized Control

Canadian Institutes of Health Research $887,929


This grant support the pilot study of the Wraparound care for youth injured by violence study which established the Emergency Department Violence Intervention Program (EDVIP)

Articles (10)

A Multilevel Analysis of Risk and Protective Factors for Canadian Youth Injured or Killed by Interpersonal Violence

Injury Prevention

Snider C, Brownell M, Dufault B, Barrett N, Prior H, Cochrane C


In Press

A case of tetanus secondary to an odontogenic infection

Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

Darraj M, Stone J, Keynan Y, Thompson K, Snider C


doi: 10.1017/cem.2016.390

Development of an Emergency Department Violence Intervention Program for Youth: An Integrated Knowledge Translation Approach

Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action

Snider C, Woodward H, Mordoch E, et al.


doi: 10.1353/cpr.2016.0033

Predictors of Emergency Department Use by Persons with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Population-based Study

Inflammatory bowel diseases

Nugent Z, Singh H, Targownik LE, Strome T; Snider C, Bernstein, C


doi: 10.1097/mib.0000000000000965

An ED paradox: patients who arrive by ambulance and then leave without consulting an ED provider

Emergency medicine journal

Doupe MB, Day S, Palatnick W, Chochinov A, Chateau D, Snider C, Lobato De Faria R, Weldon E, Derksen S


doi: 10.1136/emermed-2015-205165

Homicide mortality rates in Canada, 2000-2009: Youth at increased risk

Canadian journal of public health

Basham CA, Snider C


doi: 10.17269/cjph.107.5391

Wraparound care for youth injured by violence: study protocol for a pilot randomised control trial

BMJ open

Snider C, Jiang D, Logsetty S, Strome T, Klassen T


doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008088

A too-early lesson

Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

Snider C


doi: 10.1017/cem.2014.43

CAEP 2014 Academic Symposium: "How to make research succeed in your emergency department: How to develop and train career researchers in emergency medicine"

Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

Perry JJ, Snider CE, Artz JD, Stiell IG, Shaeri S, McLeod S, Le Sage N, Hohl C, Calder LA, Vaillancourt C, Holroyd B, Hollander JE, Morrison LJ


doi: 10.1017/cem.2015.63

Improving Bicycle Safety in Canada.

Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

Letovsky E, Rowe B, Friedman S, Snider C, Sullivan E


doi: 10.2310/8000.2014.201402