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Shannon Frattaroli, PhD

  • Associate Professor

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 545
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1999
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1994


My research interests include understanding the role of policy in improving the health of populations, with particular attention to the effects of firearm injury prevention policies, the implementation of public health policies, and the role of advocacy and communities in the policy process. I am also interested in residential sprinklers as a strategy for preventing house fire death and injury. Much of my work involves the use of qualitative methods.

Honors and Awards

Delta Omega Faculty Inductee, 2009 SAVIR President’s Award, 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award presented by the HPM Student Coordinating Committee, 2008 Advising, Mentoring and Teaching Recognition Award, 2005 Margaret Bright Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2004 Victor Raymond Memorial Endowment in Public Policy Development 1996-1997 William Haddon, Jr. Fellowship in Injury Prevention, 1995-1996

  • prevention policy, injury prevention, fire prevention -- specifically residential sprinkler policy, gun policy, domestic violence, alcohol policy, qualitative research methods, public health advocacy, community-based public health research, and policy implementation
  • Frattaroli S, McDonald EM, Tran NT, Trump AR, O’Brocki RC, Gielen AC. Igniting Interest in Prevention: Using Firefighter Focus Groups to Inform Implementation and Enhancement of an Urban Canvassing Program. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2012;18(4):382-389.

  • Pollack KM, Kercher C, Frattaroli S, Peek-Asa C, Sleet D, Rivara FP. Toward Environments and Policies that Promote Injury-Free Active Living – It Wouldn’t Hurt. Health and Place, 2012;18(1):106-114.

  • Frattaroli S, Pollack KM, Jonsberg K, Croteau G, Rivera J, Mendel JS. Streetworkers, Youth Violence Prevention, and Peacemaking in Lowell Massachusetts: Lessons and Voices from the Community. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Advocacy, 2010;4(3):171-9.

  • Yonas M, Frattaroli S, Lillier KD, Christiansen A, Gielen AC, Hargarten SW, Olson LM.  Moving Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention and Control into Practice: A Framework for Translation. In: Injury Prevention for Children and Adolescents:  Integration of Research, Practice and Advocacy. American Public Health Association, 2nd edition, 2012.

  • Frattaroli S, Teret SP, Rutkow L. Residential Sprinkler Systems: Consideration of Policy and Litigation Strategies for Reducing Residential Fire Injuries. Issue Brief. The Network for Public Health Law, December 2011.