Dr. Alexander Crizzle, PhD

Associate Professor ; Director of Driving Research and Simulation Laboratory (DRSL)

Dr. Alexander Crizzle


Office: Health Sciences Building, Room 5D40.35

Phone: 306-966-2773

Email: Alex.Crizzle@USask.ca


Alexander Crizzle is a Gerontologist and Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan. His research interests are within the domain of community mobility in clinical populations (driving simulation, on-road testing, naturalistic driving using GPS, falls, pedestrian accidents, rehabilitation, screening, private class and commercial drivers) and transportation planning (alternative modes of transportation). Dr. Crizzle also has expertise in program evaluation and is working on multiple project related to HIV, Indigenous health, as well as mental health and addictions. Through these projects, he is identifying community needs and program performance (implementation, process and outcome evaluations) that influence policy and service delivery.


PhD, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (2011)

  • Department: Health Studies and Gerontology, specialization in Aging, Health and Well-Being.

MPH (Masters of Public Health), Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario (2006)

Post Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario (2006)

BSc Kinesiology Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario (2003)


We are presently accepting undergraduate and graduate (Master's and PhD) students. Post-Doctoral opportunities will be posted. If you're interested in joining the research team, please contact Dr. Crizzle at alex.crizzle@usask.ca


 Krasniuk S

2021-present Krasniuk, S.

2018-2019 Williams, H.

Maryam Madani

2017-2019 Madani, M.


Mackenzie McKeown

2022-present McKeown, M.

Taryn Sendzik

2014-2020 Sendzik, T.

2013-2018 McLaughlin, V.

Master's Thesis


2019-2023 Schellenburg, N., MPH

Sarah Laberge

2015-2018 Laberge, S., MSc

Undergraduate Thesis

Christina LaFranca

2011-2012 LaFranca, C., BSc

2011-2012 Silver, W., BSc


Adeniji O

2021 Adeniji, O., BSc

2020 Xie, T., BA

2018 Nahornyi, T., BSc - MITACS

2014-2015 Lum, R., BSc - RBC

2010-2011 Salem, L., BSc

2010-2011 Cooper, S., BSc


2019 Abdi, N., MPH

2017 Khan, F., MPH

2015 Pux, N., BSc

2013-2014 Coffin, S., M.OT

2013-2014 Shacklady, E., M.OT

Research Assistants

El Mir, L

2022-present El Mir, L.

Susan Jalbert

2022 Jalbert, S.

Keely Shaw

2021-2023 Shaw, K.

2020 Rana, B.

Maeve McLean

2019-2020 McLean, M.

Jennifer Malkin

2018-2020 Malkin, J.

2017-2019 Daigle, J.

2017-2018 Adams, D.

2016-2017 Roetcisoender, M. 


Research Coordinator

Research Coordinator Ryan Toxopeus

2018-present Toxopeus, R., MSc

Software Developers

Avreline S

2021-present Avreline, S., BCS

Fisher S

2020-2022 Fisher, S., BSc

Research Associates

Malik S

2021-2022 Malik, S., MSc

2019-2020 Mirsoheini, N.