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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit

A World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Injuries, Violence and Accident Prevention

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Our Team

Leadership Team

Abdulgafoor M. Bachani, PhD, MHS (Assistant Scientist) - Director

Amber Mehmood, MD (Assistant Scientist) - Associate Director

Asad Latif, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor) - Associate Director

Qingfeng Li, PhD, MHS (Assistant Scientist) - Associate Director

Shivam Gupta, MD, PhD, MPH (Assistant Scientist) - Associate Director

David Bishai, MD, PhD (Professor) - Senior Technical Advisor

Junaid Razzak, MD, PhD, FACEM (Professor) – Senior Technical Advisor

Gayle DiPietro - Senior Technical Advisor

George Pariyo, PhD (Senior Scientist) - Senior Technical Advisor

Margie Peden, BSc, BScMed, PhD (Associate Faculty) - Senior Technical Advisor


Core Faculty

Priyanka Agrawal, MPH - (Research Associate) - Child Injuries Prevention

Katharine Allen, MPH, MA, PhD - (Assistant Scientist) - Road Safety, Middle East

Olakunle Alonge, MD, PhD, MPH (Assistant Scientist)

Isaac Botchey, MBCHB (Research Associate) - Trauma Systems

Connie Hoe, MSW, PhD (Assistant Scientist) - Policy Analysis, Alcohol

Shirin Wadhwaniya, MHA, MPH  (Research Associate) - Drowning Prevention, Qualitative Research

Andres Vecino-Ortiz, MD, PhD (Assistant Scientist) - Road Safety, Health Economics


Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Eric Thuo (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) 

Nukhba Zia (Doctoral Candidate) – Child Injuries and Disability 



Sarah Champagne, Administrative Coordinator

Eric Schulman, Communications Specialist

Qingqing Wei, Budget Analyst 

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