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 Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research & Policy

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Imagine a society that is safe, where all people are free from the burden of life-altering injuries.

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Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy (305.861)
Emerging Issues in Transportation Safety
3rd term, 2018 – 2019

Please join the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, the Department of Health Policy and Management, as we present “Emerging Issues in Transportation Safety.” Join us as we hear from national and local leaders in transportation safety prevention research and practice. Seminars will be held on MONDAYS from 12:10-1:20pm in Hampton House 391. The faculty sponsor for this seminar is Dr. Johnathon Ehsani ( If you need additional information please contact Ms. Edith Jones (410) 955-2221 or ( or for course-related issues, Dr. Ehsani.

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2019 Injury Summer Institute (Save the Date)!

Principles & Practice of Injury Prevention
June 2-5, 2019
Baltimore, Maryland



For more than 30 years, the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy has played a key role in redefining injury as a pressing public health problem and promoting injury research as a scientific discipline. The Center is dedicated to closing the gap between injury research and practice to prevent injuries and ameliorate their consequences.

— Andrea C. Gielen, ScD, ScM
Professor, Center Director

What's New from the Center

Former NHTSA Associate Administrator Joins Center Faculty as Visiting Scholar The Center is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Michael, Ed.D., motor vehicle safety expert and former associate administrator from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has joined the Center as a Visiting Scholar. As a Visiting Scholar, Dr. Michael will pursue a line of research and advocacy that explores the public health issues related to driver assisted vehicles and safe systems approaches to improving road safety for all road users. Dr. Michael commented, “I am very honored to be working with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. I have admired the Center’s leadership and research for many years and I hope that my experience in government provides a useful complement to the expertise of the highly-respected faculty in the Center. We have many exciting areas of research planned and I look forward to pursuing this work as a member of the Center”. At NHTSA, Dr. Michael served as the Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development with responsibility for the development of programs to increase seat belt use, decrease impaired driving, improve emergency medical services, and enhance the safety of motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians and older drivers. During his thirty-year tenure at NHTSA, he also served as Director of the Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection Office and as Chief of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division. Center faculty Drs. Shannon Frattaroli and Johnathon Ehsani are both collaborating with Dr. Michael on transportation-related projects. Jeff is a “highly respected member of the road safety community who brings a wealth of experience to our institution,” said Dr. Ehsani. “We are delighted to have him join us as a Visiting Scholar.” Dr. Michael is excited to learn about and contribute to the School’s work in assuring that safety and equity are priorities in the future of road transport both domestically and globally. You can reach him at

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As one of the largest injury research and educational programs in the world, the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy has built an extensive team of faculty, scientists, and practitioners.

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Maryland Healthcare for All

The Maryland Healthcare for All! Coalition recently released a video demonstrating the success of alcohol and tobacco taxes to address public health issues and save lives. The video follows a comprehensive study from the Abell Foundation showing steep reductions in alcohol consumption and tobacco use, especially among young people, after tax increases in Maryland were enacted. Center faculty Drs. Keshia Pollack Porter and Shannon Frattaroli authored the report, along with Dr. Harpreet Pannu, a former MPH student. To view the video and for more information about Maryland Healthcare for All’s six-step process to transform public will into political power, visit