Please join the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) as we congratulate our director, Adnan A. Hyder, on his promotion to full professor in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Hyder has been a leader in injury research for more than 20 years. He is well-known for his work on burden of disease and injury measures, for developing the healthy life year indicator, and building on the health systems approach to injury prevention and control in developing countries.
In 2010, under Hyder’s leadership, JH-IIRU joined the Bloomberg Global Road Safety Program, a $125 million effort to reverse global deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes. Dubbed the Road Safety in 10 Countries Project (RS-10), JH-IIRU is responsible for the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the road safety interventions in all 10 countries, as well as the development of training materials for health care workers. That same year, Hyder and the IIRU team received the status of World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Injuries, Violence and Accident Prevention designation. JH-IIRU is only the third collaborating center in the United States to focus on injury prevention, and joins a network of more than 800 WHO Collaborating Centers in more than 80 countries. Recently, the JH-IIRU published a special issue of Traffic Injury Prevention which highlights new and aggregate data collected and analyzed in the 10 participating countries during the first two years of the RS-10 project.
Dr. Hyder is the current Chairman of the global Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (www.rtirn.net) and a member of the International Organizing Committee of the World Conferences on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. He was the former President of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, Research Ambassador for the Paul Roger’s Society for Global Health, and recipient of both the IRTE/Prince Michael Award for Road Safety and the American Public Health Association-International Health Section Career Awards. Dr. Hyder received his MD from Aga Khan University, Pakistan and obtained his MPH and PhD in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition to leading the JH-IIRU, Dr. Hyder is the Deputy Director of the Health Systems Program and an Associate Director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics.