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Center for Injury Research and Policy

Summer Institutes

Summer Institutes connect participants with public health leaders in injury prevention and control to explore real-world concerns and solutions for injury prevention.

For more than 25 years, the Center has trained hundreds of individuals through this unique annual opportunity. Medical care and public health professionals, community advocates and government officials from the local, state and national levels—and from around the world—have attended. The Summer Institutes help to grow the field of injury prevention and control with graduates serving in leadership roles in local, national and international agencies and organizations.

The Center has two Summer Institutes, Principles and Practice of Injury Prevention and Advanced Seminar in Injury Prevention, offered in alternating years. Both are open to the public. Students may take them for academic credit. This page offers information on both the summer institutes, how to register, and scholarship information. 

The Center also co-teaches the Winter Institute course "Prevention of Unintentional Injuries in American Indian Communities" in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) and the Indian Health Service Injury Prevention Program.  For more information on this course, visit CAIH's website or contact CAIH.

Course Descriptions

  • Principles and Practice of Injury Prevention (305.670.11)
    Monday, June 7, 2021 to Friday, June 11, 2021 from 1-5 p.m. ET. The class will be a mix of synchronous online with some asynchronous online activities. 
    This 3.5-day competency-based course uses a problem-solving paradigm to introduce the principles and practice of injury prevention. Students use class lectures in behavioral, biomechanical, environmental, epidemiological, legislative, policy and community partnership approaches to injury prevention to develop a strategy for addressing a specific injury problem. Students work in groups for practical application sessions to develop skills learned in the lectures. At the conclusion of the course, the groups present their strategies for addressing the injury problem they have been assigned and receive feedback from their peers and the instructors.
  • Advanced Seminar in Injury Prevention (305.865.79)
    JUNE 1-30, 2022; TUESDAY/THURSDAY, 1 - 3 P.M. ET
    The Injury Summer Institute broadens, advances, and challenges existing skills and knowledge of injury prevention students and/or multi-disciplined injury prevention practitioners. It applies the National Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention to the Safe System approach to road safety. In addition to the interactive synchronous context, students engage with recorded content and apply Safe Systems principles to their own communities to promote skill building and experiential learning. 

How to Register

The registration website is now open and available here

Summer Institute Scholarship Opportunity

John F. Finklea Scholarship: Through the generosity of the John F. Finklea Fellowship from the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, one or more attendees will receive support for their Summer Institute tuition for the 2022 Advanced Summer Institute, “A Safe System Approach to Road Safety: Opportunities for Public Health." The Finklea Scholarship is open to all attendees. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend and participate in the entire Summer Institute.

To be considered for this scholarship award, please submit a curriculum vita or resume and a brief statement describing why you want to attend the Institute and how it will help your career in injury prevention (500 word maximum) to:

Edith Jones

Johns Hopkins University

Center for Injury Research and Policy

624 N. Broadway, Room 554

Baltimore, MD 21205

The application deadline is May 23, 2022. A committee of Institute faculty will make selections and all applicants will be notified by May 25, 2022. To reserve your spot in the course, you may register for it without paying until you receive notification.

For more information, contact:

Edith Jones
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Tel. 410-955-2221

Jon Vernick, JD
Scholarship Chair