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Center for Injury Research and Policy

Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research & Policy

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

 

Welcome  

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

A new report led by researchers in the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy found infants have the highest rate of accidental deaths in the U.S., three times higher than children ages 1-4 and seven times higher than children ages 5-14. The report found that suffocation, transport and drowning deaths are the leading causes of fatal injuries in children under 14 years old in the U.S. The researchers analyzed data collected by the Centers for Disease Control from 2005 to 2017. The findings highlight the need for healthcare providers, educators, parents and advocacy organizations to focus interventions on preventing accidental infant deaths. The study was funded by Fundación MAPFRE.

Meet Our Team

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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Spotlight

Lowe Gets High Honor - Selected as Center's 2019 Summer Internship at CDC's NCIPC

Ashley Lowe, 2019 MPH graduate, was selected from among a competitive group of applicants for the summer internship at the CDC. Ashley’s working on projects that will increase awareness of male victims of sexual violence.