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.

In the Media

Nursing Times: Frequent A&E trips are powerful predictor of death from overdose (May 11, 2015)
MSNBC: Flakka: The new synthetic drug that’s luring young Americans (April 15, 2015)
NPR: No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide (March 31, 2015)
WSJ: Medical and Safety Experts Say They Lack Tools to Identify Suicidal Pilots (March 30, 2015)
Orange County Register: Despite stereotypes, why older drivers actually are the safest (January 30, 2015)
Reuters: AAA invests $12 million in study of older drivers’ needs (January 20, 2015)
HealthDay: Alcohol, Pot Fuel Half of Young Driver Deaths, Report Finds (January 15, 2015)
WSJ: Overdose Deaths due to Prescription Painkillers May Peak Soon: Study (January 7, 2015)
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Center News

Injury Prevention Center Seminar Provides Much Needed Help

Phenomenal and empowering are just two of the words attendees used to describe the 3rd Annual Innovations in Translating Injury Research into Effective Prevention Seminar sponsored by the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Research at Columbia University.

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The Injury Times, Spring 2014

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Events & Announcements

3rd Annual Conference: Innovations in Translating Injury Research into Effective Prevention

Presentation materials (Powerpoint and PDF) from the Conference are now available online. Audio and video will be available shortly.

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Research Symposium supporting VISION ZERO

Join us on October 15, 2014, for a research symposium in support of NYC’s VISION ZERO.

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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.

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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.

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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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