ICRC Research Projects

Research across the ICRC program covers a wide range of issues related to preventing Suicide, Opioid Overdose, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, Youth Violence, Motor Vehicle Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Older Adult Falls.

Examples of CDC-funded ICRC research projects from 2017-2019 are listed here:

Suicide Prevention

  • Discrimination Increases Suicidal Ideation in Black Adolescents Regardless of Ethnicity and Gender. (University of Michigan)
  • Examining the Relationship Between Suicidal Behaviour and Psychopathic Traits through the Lens of the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide. (University of Rochester Medical Center)
  • Framework for Supporting Adolescent Peer Leaders: A Pilot Using Text Messaging in a School-Based Substance-Use Prevention Program. (University of Rochester Medical Center)
  • Poisoning Severity Associated with a Range of Medications in Suicide Attempts by Ingestion. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. (University of Rochester Medical Center)
  • Soldiers’ Recognition and Response to Mental Health Problems: Using Vignettes to Elicit Attitudes and Barriers to Help Seeking. (University of Rochester Medical Center)
  • Systems Dynamics Modeling to Examine Comprehensive Community-Based Suicide Prevention. (University of Rochester Medical Center)
  • Testing and Dissemination of an Online Suicide Prevention Training for Intimate Partner Violence Hotline Workers. (University of Rochester Medical Center)
  • Using Social Determinants of Health to Assess Psychological Distress and Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior among Youth on Probation. (University of Rochester Medical Center)

Opioid Overdose Prevention

  • Analysis of Intentional Poisonings using Ohio Poison Control Center Data 2002-2014. (The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
  • Effect of a Prescription Drug Coverage Policy on Risk of Falls and Overdose in Older Adults. (University of Michigan)
  • Effects of a State Medical Board Policy Identifying Providers Manifesting Potentially Excessive Opioid Prescribing Practices. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Expanding Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) in Outpatient Settings for Opioid Use Disorders. (West Virginia University)
  • Medication Errors Reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers, 2000-2012. (The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
  • New Persistent Opioid Use among Patients with Cancer after Curative-Intent Surgery. (University of Michigan)
  • Opioids and Other Central Nervous System-Active Polypharmacy in Older Adults in the United States. (University of Michigan)
  • Out-of-Hospital Medication Errors among Young Children in the United States, 2002-2012. (The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
  • A Pilot Randomized Control Trial of an Intervention to Reduce Overdose Risk Behaviors among Emergency Department Patients at Risk for Prescription Opioid Overdose. (University of Michigan)
  • Primary Care Models for Treating Opioid Use Disorders: What Actually Works? A Systematic Review. (University of Michigan)
  • Use of Non‐Pharmacological Strategies for Pain Relief in Addiction Treatment Patients with Chronic Pain. (University of Michigan)
  • Using m-Health Tools to Reduce the Misuse of Opioid Pain Relievers. (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health)
  • Translation of Opiate Overdose Prevention Strategies. (University of Michigan)
  • Home Visit after Opioid Overdose: A Project to Improve Outcomes. (West Virginia University)

Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence

  • Barriers and Facilitators in Laying the Foundation for a RCT in Community-Based Settings with Vulnerable Youth Who Are At-Risk for Homelessness and Violence. (University of Rochester Medical Center)
  • Binge-Drinking and Non-Partner Aggression are Associated with Gambling among Veterans with Recent Substance Use in VA Outpatient Treatment. (University of Michigan)
  • Examining the Source and Type of Child Welfare Dollars through the Eyes of County Child Welfare Services Directors. (University of Rochester Medical Center)
  • Influence of Teen Dating Violence (TDV) Legislation on TDV Outcomes: A Comparative State Policy Analysis. (University of Iowa)
  • Intimate Partner Violence-Related Hospitalizations in Appalachia and the Non-Appalachian United States. (The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
  • Meeting Military Children’s Biopsychosocial Needs: Exploring Evidence-Based Interventions. Best Practices in Mental Health. (University of Rochester Medical Center)
  • Mental Health Therapists’ Perceptions of Their Readiness to Address the Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Suicide. (University of Rochester Medical Center)
  • Testing and Dissemination of an Online Suicide Prevention Training for Intimate Partner Violence Hotline Workers. (University of Rochester Medical Center)
  • Violence Against Women and Household Ownership of Radios, Computers, and Phones in 20 Countries. (University of Pennsylvania)
  • What Do Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service Providers Need to Know About Survivors to Deliver Services? (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Youth Violence

  • The Juvenile Justice System and Traumatic Brain Injury. (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
  • Identifying Best Practices in Achieving Adoption of the STEP Intervention. (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
  • Translation of an Intervention for Violence among Adolescents in Primary Care. (University of Michigan)

Motor Vehicle Injury

  • Ignition Interlock Laws: Implementation and Effects on Fatal Crashes. (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health)
  • What are the Barriers of Cell Phone Law Enforcement for University, Local, and State Police: a Qualitative Study. (West Virginia University)
  • The Health of Seat Belt Legislation and Enforcement in Rear- Compared to Front-Seated Teen and Adult Passengers in New York State. (Columbia University)
  • Driver Licensing Policies and Young People in NC: Unintended Consequences on Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Exploring Universal Bicycle Helmet Policies: A Translation Research Study. (Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health)
  • Head Impact Biomechanics as a Behavior Modification Tool to Reduce Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Risk. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Impact of Ohio’s Youth Concussion Law on Patterns of Healthcare Utilization. (The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
  • The Juvenile Justice System and Traumatic Brain Injury. (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

Older Adult Falls

  • Effect of a Prescription Drug Coverage Policy on Risk of Falls and Overdose in Older Adults. (University of Michigan)
  • Uses of Tele-Exercise as an Alternative Delivery Channel for Translating an Evidence-Based Fall-Prevention Program into Practice for Older Adults in West Virginia. (West Virginia University)
  • Translation Research to Refer Older Adults to Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs. (University of Iowa)
  • How to Keep Your Community STEADI. (Columbia University)
  • North Carolina Falls Prevention Project: There is No BEAUTY in Falling. (Bringing Education and Understanding to You) (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Safe-LIFE Program to Prevent Falls among Older Fallers. (Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health)

General Injury and Violence Prevention

  • Does Reciprocal Gratefulness in Twitter Predict Neighborhood Safety?: Comparing 911 Calls for Service Calls in Precise Locations Where Users Reside and Use Social Media. (University of Rochester Medical Center)
  • A Randomized Trial Analysis of Urban Vacant Lot Stabilization and Violence-related Outcomes. (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Using Social Media to Disseminate Injury Prevention Content: Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? (The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital)