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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit

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

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Bachani
Abdulgafoor M. Bachani, PhD, MHS
Associate Director for the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU)

Dr. Bachani obtained his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, USA. He also holds a MHS and PhD in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Bachani’s research interests focus on improving health systems with an emphasis on better measurement of non-fatal health outcomes, and their social and economic impact on individuals and their families in resource poor settings. Dr. Bachani has also been working on the issue of injury prevention and control in disadvantaged populations, with a special focus on developing and implementing injury surveillance systems, and evaluating injury prevention interventions in the developing world. He has contributed to several empirical studies focused on injuries and disability in low- and middle-income countries, and leads the monitoring & evaluation component of the Road Safety in 10 Countries project in three countries: Cambodia, Vietnam and his native Kenya. Additionally, as Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, he coordinates efforts to train other public health professionals and scholars to build capacity for injury and disability research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

 

 

Bishai
David Bishai,  MD, MPH, PhD,
Professor, Department of Population & Family Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Bishai holds a joint appointment in the Department of International Health and Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit. He is an active emergency physician and health economist, and brings more than a decade of experience in the economic and statistical analysis of trauma, injuries and their chronic consequences.

 

Aruna
Aruna Chandran, MD, MPH, FAAP
Assistant Scientist, Baltimore City Health Department

Dr. Chandran is currently the Chief of Epidemiologic Services at the Baltimore City Department of Health. Previously, she was an associate director with the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit. Dr. Chandran completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Wesleyan University, her medical degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and then her residency training in Pediatrics at Northwestern's Children's Memorial Hospital.  She returned to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for a fellowship in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and then joined the faculty.  In addition to research in unintentional injuries and program evaluation, she has research interests in infectious disease surveillance and vaccine dissemination.

 

 

Hyder
Adnan A. Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Hyder is the director of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit.  He has been working on the issue of injury prevention and control in disadvantaged populations, with a special focus on the developing world. He is the principal investigator of several projects to study the burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with a special emphasis on injuries. In one of his latest works, Dr. Hyder is looking at the state of knowledge regarding interventions for drowning and road traffic injuries and evaluating information on the effectiveness and costs associated with injury interventions in LMIC contexts.

 

 

Mehmood
Amber Mehmood, MBBS, FCPS
Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit

Dr. Mehmood is a trained surgeon from Pakistan with an extensive experience in acute trauma and Emergency Medicine. Currently she is an Assistant Scientist at the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit.  Dr. Mehmood is currently developing the Injury Unit's portfolio on trauma care in several countries. Dr. Mehmood has also organized and conducted several workshops and post graduate seminars on trauma care, injury severity scoring systems, advanced life support, disaster management. Her research interests include: Trauma registries, quality of trauma care, injury prevention, Emergency medical services and disaster management.

 
 

 

 

Stevens
Kent Stevens, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Trauma Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Associate Director for Trauma & Clinical Services for the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit

Dr. Stevens has a joint appointment in the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is working to develop facility and community-based trauma and injury data systems in Africa (Cameroon, Kenya, South Africa) with a  focus on studying long-term outcomes post-trauma in less resource settings.

 

Wesson
Hadley K. Wesson MD, MPH

Dr. Wesson is a currently general surgery resident at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia and a post-doctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.  She received her medical degree from the University of Rochester and her Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Dr. Wesson’s main areas of interest are in the fields of injury prevention and the development of trauma care systems in low- and middle-income countries.

 





 

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