Funded Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs)

Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (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.

University of Washington and 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