Craig Campbell

Children's Health & Therapeutics Dr. Craig Campbell


Scientist, Division of Children’s Health and Therapeutics, Children’s Health Research Institute
Medical Director, Neuromuscular and Cerebral Palsy Clinics, Thames Valley Children’s Centre
Director, William Singeris National Centre for Myotonic Dystrophy Research
Paediatrician, Paediatric Neurology Clinic, Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre

How my research helps children

Our research program is directed at finding treatments for neuromuscular diseases.  We are involved in all aspects of research that contribute to realizing treatments for neuromuscular diseases, from validating clinical outcome measures, to creating a neuromuscular disease registry in Canada, to conducting clinical trials for novel therapies.


Current Research Activities

My research is focused in the areas of neuromuscular disease in childhood and pediatric traumatic brain injury and injury prevention.  From a methodology perspective I have been involved in surveillance programs for rare disease and database/registry development.

Industry sponsored
Acceleron: A Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multiple Ascending-Dose Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of ACE-031 (ActRIIB-IgG1) in Subjects with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

GlaxoSmithKline: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study to assess the efficacy and safety of GSK2402968 in ambulant subjects with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A Phase 2b Efficacy and Safety Study of PTC124 in Subjects with Nonsense-Mutation-Mediated Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Peer reviewed external
Myoblast Transplantation in Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy Patients
Attention and Traumatic Brain Injury
The Face Validity of the Agitated Behaviour Scale When Used with a Pediatric Population
CP-NET: Childhood Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Integrated Neuroscience Discovery Network

Peer reviewed internal
Examining Medical, Psychosocial Morbidity and Clinical Outcomes in Children with Myotonic Dystrophy

Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy: a Canadian Cohort

Mechanostat Theory used to understand bone complications in children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Understanding the role of Prostaglandin E2 in those with Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy

'Survivor'? Constructing the meaning of "Survivor" with adult 'Survivors' of Adolescent Brain Tumor

Upper Extremity Strength in Neuromuscular Disorders

The Canadian Neuromuscular Disease Registry (CNDR)

Child Restraint Devices in Canadian Taxicabs

Research Team

Rhiannon Taranik, Research Coordinator
Ashrafu Nissa, Research Coordinator
Erin Cecchini, Research Coordinator

Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants

Funding in support of Myoblast transplantation in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – Awarded by Jesse's Journey Foundation and Rotary Club

Funding in support of Development and implementation of a Canadian national registry for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. – Awarded by Jesse’s Journey Foundation

Funding in support of Child restraint devices in taxicabs: a Canadian survey – Awarded by Children’s Health Research Institute

Funding in support of Cohort study of children with cerebral palsy at high risk for bone morbidity. – Awarded by Children’s Health Research Institute

Recent Publications


A population based study of dystrophin mutation in Canada
Mah J, Selby K, Campbell C, Nadeau A, Tarnopolsky M, McCormick A, Dooley J, Kolski H, Skalsky A, Smith G, Buckley D, Bridge P, Ray P, Yoon G
Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2011; 38(3):465-474

Infantile Muscular Dystrophy in Canadian Aboriginals is an AB-Crystallinopathy
DelBiggio M, Chudley A, Sarnat H, Campbell C, Goobie S, Chodiker B, Selcen D
Annals of Neurology. In Press

Congenital myotonic dystrophy in a national patient registry
Prendergast P, Magalhaes S, Campbell C
Pediatrics and Child Health. In Press

Clinians Corner: Chronic daily headache in an adolescent
Ogunkeye A, Devries-Rizzo M, Campbell C
Pediatrics and Child Health. In Press

Canadian survey of neuromuscular clinics
McMillan H, Campbell C, Mah J
Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. In Press

Child Restraint Devices in Canadian Taxicabs
Zwiers N, Pearlman L, Campbell C
Pediatrics and Child Health. In Press

Pediatric Female with Symptomatic Dystrophinopathy
Seeman N, Hammond R, Prasad C, Campbell C
Brain Pathology. In Press. E pub ahead of print

Additional publications



Phone: (519) 685-8500, x58332
Fax: (519) 685-8350
Email: craig [dot] campbell [at] lhsc [dot] on [dot] ca