Our Mission

Our mission is to improve population health by reducing the morbidity and mortality from unintentional and intentional injuries through knowledge creation, dissemination and translation of scientific discoveries, development of innovative and multilevel training and education programs, and promotion of best practices and evidence-based interventions.

Center News

Children Affected by Super Storm Sandy Get a Little Hands Playground

The Injury Free Coalition for Kids joined forces with the Allstate Foundation to rebuild a playground destroyed a year ago.


Increased Crash Risk for Drugged Drivers

Drug use is associated with a significantly increased risk of fatal crash involvement, particularly when used in combination with alcohol.


Biggest Threat to Schoolchildren? Cars

A WNYC radio interview of Center faculty focused on the threat motor vehicles pose to New York City’s 1.1 million children as they travel to and from school.


Bumps in the Road for Popular Child Pedestrian Program

An article published by Center Faculty shows there may be trouble ahead for a Pedestrian Safety Program. Accoring to the CDC funding cuts may cause problems for the Safe Routes to School Program. The program was designed to minimize the hazards of children walking and biking to school.


Study Shows Major Increase in Deaths from Prescription Opioids

Center Faculty complete a study that exposes a major increase in deaths due to prescription opioid overdoses.


Events & Announcements

2nd Annual Conference: Innovations in Translating Injury Research into Effective Prevention

Join us at Columbia University May 31, 2014 to meet your regional injury prevention colleagues, network and learn about cutting edge and best practices in injury prevention programs.  During a complimentary lunch you can take part in collaborative discussions on topics including but not limited to road safety, prescription drugs, trauma center verifications, violence, DOT and DOH…


Inaugural Newsletter Published

The Injury Times is a quarterly newsletter containing analysis of key injury-related policy, regulatory, and legislative developments for prevention, research and advocacy.


CDC Awards Funding

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is pleased to announce the award of seven Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs), including a new center at Columbia University.

Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention
Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health
Department of Anesthesiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University
722 West 168th St, R1030F, New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-8486 • info@cuinjuryresearch.org
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