Funded Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs)

Johns Hopkins University: Center for Injury Research and Policy (JHCIRP)
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Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
Director: Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH
Address: Hampton House, Room 554, 624 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410-955-2221
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Twitter: @JohnsHopkinsSPH | @JohnsHpkinsCIRP

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The theme of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy (JHCIRP)external icon  is Closing the Gap between Research and Practice to Reduce the Burden of Injury. Within this overarching theme, our mission is to:

  • Conduct high quality research vital to the development, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of policies and programs that improve the prevention and treatment of injuries;
  • Ensure that research is translated into practice and that practice informs research by collaborating with a diverse array of health care providers, community-based organizations, government agencies, and institutions, including other academic injury centers;
  • Integrate research and practice into the training and education of injury prevention and control scholars, practitioners, other stakeholders, and the public.

The Center is a scientifically-based academic organization that comprehensively addresses all phases of injury control, from primary prevention to acute care and rehabilitation, and both unintentional and intentional injuries. Since its creation in 1987, the Center has integrated the disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, medicine, law, health policy, health services research, criminal justice, health communication, and behavioral sciences to effectively address injuries across the lifespan. The Center is guided by a commitment to ensuring that quality research is translated into programs and policies that make a difference. In 2007, the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control honored the Center with its inaugural Injury Prevention and Control Health Impact Award.

JHCIRP’s core activities are organized around a set of specific objectives for research, training and education, and outreach.

Research Objectives

Objective #1: Conduct translational research addressing barriers and facilitators to adoption and implementation of effective injury prevention policies.

Objective #2: Develop and evaluate innovative programs that address significant and emerging injury problems.

Training and Education Objectives

Objective #1: Develop the next generation of leaders in the field by providing formal cross-disciplinary training – incorporating insights from our research and practice – to Johns Hopkins University students, both on campus and throughout the world.

Objective #2: Offer innovative opportunities for continuing education, training, and mentoring to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals from a wide array of disciplines and organizations, including community groups, governmental bodies, non-profit organizations, and businesses.

Objective #3: Provide information and education about high-priority injury topics, emerging issues, and evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies to the public and key decision-makers.

Objective #4: Mentor University students and junior faculty to support the next generation of injury leaders locally, nationally, and globally.

Outreach Objectives

Objective #1: Build on our successful relationships and accomplishments to meet existing, new, and emerging needs of the field.

Objective #2: Engage new partners in collaborative efforts to address critical problems in new ways, incorporating knowledge of past successes and future needs of the field.

Objective #3: Maximize the translation of research to practice by implementing mechanisms to assure that research informs practice and practice needs inform research.

Core Research Projects

  • ACEs & Sexual Violence — Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Strategies Within Youth Serving Organizations
  • Opioid Overdose — Implementation, Evaluation, and Replication of an Indian Health Service Medication Storage and Disposal Initiative for Older Adults in Tribal Communities
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes — Promoting the Use of Existing Safety Technologies to Reduce Teenage Drivers’ Crashes
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes & Opioid Overdose — Effects of State Opioid Prescribing Laws on Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes

Exploratory Research Projects

  • Motor Vehicle Crashes — E-scooters, Bikeshare and Rideshare: Helping or Hurting? A National Survey of Safety Practices and Usage Patterns for New Mobility Products and Services
  • Opioid Overdose — Preventing Injury and Early Substance Use Among Youth Affected by Parental Drug Abuse: A Human-Centered Design Approach
  • Falls — National Estimates of Incidence Trends and Costs Due to Injurious Falls Among Older Adults
  • Violence, Substance Abuse, and Injury — Safety in the Age of COVID-19: Exploring the Implications of COVID-19 Safety Measures on Dating Violence, Substance Use, and Injuries Among Girls and Young Women in Baltimore City