Funded Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs)

University of Washington: Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC)
harborview director

University of Washington
Harborview Medical Center
Director: Monica S. Vavilala, MD
Address: 325 Ninth Ave, Box 359960, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-744-9430
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Twitter: @HIPRC


The Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) excels in researching how and why people suffer injuries and what can be done to prevent and treat them. HIPRC is dedicated to reducing the impact of injury and violence on people’s lives through research, education, training, and outreach. Our mission is to improve health and safety regionally and nationally. We work with communities to promote health equity.

We direct our research and programs toward groups at higher risk for injuries such as children, the elderly, the poor, people of color, and residents in rural areas. HIPRC is organized around five multidisciplinary sections:

  • safe and active transport,
  • traumatic brain injury,
  • violence prevention,
  • injury care, and
  • global injury.

The center is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine and Harborview Medical Center. As we grow as a center, we educate others and translate research into practice through community engagement, local and national media, policy outreach, social media, digital videos, and other channels.

Core Research Projects

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) — Return to Learn Implementation Bundle for Schools (RISE) After Concussion
  • Opioid Overdose — Collaborative Opioid Taper After Trauma: Preventing Opioid Misuse and Opioid Use Disorder
  • Suicide — Evaluation of Suicide Prevention Training for Healthcare Professionals: A Natural Experiment
  • Falls — Development and Testing of a Toolkit to Prevent Falls in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF)

Exploratory Research Project

  • Violence and Injury—Sexual Violence Reporting Among College Athletes: The Role of Costs, Benefits, and Institution Protocols
  • Falls—Adapting an Evidence-based Exercise Program for Remote Delivery to Rural Older Adults