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Health Policy and Management

Specialization in Injury Prevention and Control

The science and policy of preventing injuries, reducing disability, and providing emergency services and rehabilitation is studied in this area of specialization.

In conjunction with the Center for Injury Research and Policy, the faculty and students focus on injuries of all types, including road traffic injuries, falls, burns, drowning and violence. The epidemiology of these injuries is assessed, and strategies to prevent injuries are formulated and evaluated.  Students completing this specialization may also decide to complete the Certificate in Injury and Violence Prevention.  Please contact the director of the certificate, Dr. Keshia Pollack, for more information.

Students must complete the course requirements for the concentration in Health and Public Policy and, in addition, take the following courses.


  • 305.610.01 Issues in Injury and Violence Prevention
  • 305.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy (must take all 4 terms)

Students must then select three courses from the following offerings:

  • 221.612.01 Confronting the Burden of Injuries: A Global Perspective (available online or on campus)
  • 301.627.01 Understanding and Preventing Violence
  • 305.615.01 Occupational Injury Prevention and Safety Practice
  • 305.630.01 Transportation Policy and Health
  • 330.640.01 Childhood Victimization: A Public Health Perspective
  • 330.674.01 Suicide as a Public Health Problem
  • 410.625.01 Injury Prevention: Behavioral Sciences Theories and Applications