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Center for Injury Research and Policy

Our Team

Photo of Andrea Gielen smiling at podium
Center Director

Andrea C. Gielen, Center Director

ScD, ScM, Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Photo Credit: Edwin Remsberg

Faculty Profile

Susan Baker

The Center’s Founding Director, Susan Baker, at a Baltimore playground where she studied playground hazards. Circa 1980

Faculty profile


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 scientists, teachers and practitioners. The Center is an academic collaborative of multidisciplinary injury prevention experts.

Leadership Team

Faculty who are responsible for key functions related to the day-to-day operations of the Center.

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Core Faculty

Full-time faculty of the School who spend a sizable portion of their effort working on injury-related issues and whose disciplinary expertise well represents the diversity of areas that are important to injury research, policy and practice.

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Collaborating Faculty

Individuals from within the Johns Hopkins University whose multidisciplinary skills, expertise and interests align with the Center’s mission. Collaborating faculty members work together with the Center’s core faculty and staff on projects of mutual interest.

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Affiliated Faculty

Individuals from outside the Johns Hopkins University whose multidisciplinary skills, expertise and interests align with the Center’s mission. Affiliated faculty members work with the Center’s core faculty and staff on projects of mutual interest.

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Internal Advisory Board

A group of three former Center directors and additional distinguished members from within the Johns Hopkins University. The Internal Advisory Board contributes to the overall mission of the Center by providing strategic input into its work.

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External Advisory Board

Professionals from clinical, policy and practice backgrounds who help to ensure that the Center’s work is relevant to a variety of important stakeholder groups. External Advisory Board members represent a variety of disciplines and injury topics that are priorities for the Center.

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