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Center for Injury Research and Policy

Courses, Seminars, and Certificate

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The Center has an extensive list of formal courses that can be taken for academic credit.

Core injury courses include:

To search the School of Public Health's current and past academic catalogs, full course descriptions and current course offerings are available.


Each academic term, the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy offers a graduate seminar course on various injury topics. Seminars are open to all. Students pursuing the Certificate in Injury and Violence Prevention are required to register for 305.861.01, Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy, for all four terms (see Certificate (please hyperlink) for more details. The seminar series is designed to advance your understanding of injury, violence, and resulting disability as public health problems. Each term the seminar has a unique focus, including for example, foundational issues, current research, methodological approaches, unmet needs and emerging topics, as well as the application of policy, law and practice for injury and violence prevention.  Students hear from leading experts in the field and read literature provided to accompany each presentation.    

For the 2019-20 academic year, the themes are:  

Term One: Injury Control and Public Health: From Basic Paradigms to Major Successes
(meets Tuesdays, from 12:00-1:20pm)  

Term Two: Global and Domestic Road Safety: Status of the Field and Future Directions
(meets Mondays, from 12:00-1:20pm)
Co-sponsored with the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit

Term Three: Violence Prevention
(meets Mondays, from 12:00-1:20pm in Hampton House 391)

Term Four: Occupational Injury Prevention
(meets Mondays, from 12:10-1:20pm)
Co-sponsored with the Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health
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Check the School’s weekly calendar at Johns Hopkins Calendar of Events for specific information about presenter, session title, and room location.


All students will receive a grade of Pass or Fail. A grade of Pass will be based on attendance and participation. Students are allowed one excused absence; please contact the faculty sponsor if you will be absent from class. Students who miss more than one seminar must seek permission to conduct a review of a journal article in order to pass the course.

Certificate in Injury and Violence Prevention

The Center offers a Certificate in Injury and Violence Prevention for both degree and non-degree seeking students. The Certificate addresses a pressing need for public health professionals with specialized training in the prevention, analysis and control of intentional and unintentional injuries.

Students learn the fundamentals of assessing the impact of injuries on public health, identifying groups at highest risk for various types of injuries, understanding the causes of injuries and determining the most effective means of preventing injuries or reducing their severity.

For requirements and more information, view the full description or contact Jon Vernick.