Skip Navigation

Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit

A World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Injuries, Violence and Accident Prevention

Bookmark and Share


The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit's portfolio centers on injury, trauma and disability, a features a variety of topics such as road safety, child injury, drowning prevention, trauma care, disability management and capacity development. Many of the Unit's projects have resulted in a wide range of academic publications that illustrate the breadth of experience within JH-IIRU. 

Click here for a listing of our scientific papers.

Included in our nearly 100 scientific papers are two special issues dedicated to the work JH-IIRU has done in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program. The first, published in Traffic Injury Prevention in the spring of 2012, "Public Health Burden of Road Traffic Injuries: An Assessment from Ten Low- and Middle-Income Countries," includes 11 scientific papers jointly authored with 50 colleagues from JH-IIRU and their in-country collaborators as well as the WHO, and highlights new and aggregate data collected and analyzed in the 10 participating countries during the first two years of the project. The papers range from investigating the rising trend of pedestrian and motorcycle passenger mortality in Brazil to examining the projected economic impact of the Global Road Safety Program, to reviewing national data sources of road traffic injuries in China. 

Access the supplemental issue of Traffic Injury Prevention here

In the winter of 2013, JH-IIRU published a second supplemental issue in the scientific journal, Injury. “Global Road Safety: Updates from Ten Low- and Middle-Income Countries" featured 12 scientific papers jointly authored by nearly 50 JH-IIRU colleagues and collaborators from 30 institutions and organizations within the participating countries, and presents findings from the ongoing monitoring and evaluation activities in the ten participating countries This supplement also includes an evaluation of the trauma component of the program. The special issue of Injury also highlights the mixed methods approach of data collection and showcases both the successes as well as the challenges of collecting such data in real-world settings.

Access the supplemental issue of Injury here.

Both special issues are available free of charge.

©, Johns Hopkins University. All rights reserved.
Web policies, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205