Capacity development is a core feature of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit's (JH-IIRU) efforts to address the global burden of injuries. Our training and capacity development efforts, which span all facets of injury prevention, focus on combining a strong public health approach, scientific principles and examples of challenges and successes from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
JH-IIRU faculty cover the basic sciences of public health (epidemiology and biostatistics), social sciences (behavior and communications), health systems analysis (health economics), ethics and issues of cultural sensitivity (equity) and primarily engage with public health professionals, medical and research personnel, as well as graduate students from LMICs.
Our work involves a three-pronged approach: Learning by Doing, Workshops and Coursework through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH):
JH-IIRU also offers postdoctoral fellowships and faculty exchange programs in injury prevention and is intricately involved with capacity development for injury prevention at the global level through close engagements with programs such as the World Health Organization's MENTOR-VIP. We also manage certificate programs and provide curriculum development assistance throughout the world.