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

UPI: Opioid crisis hitting boomers, millennials hardest (November 21, 2017)
NY Times: Trump’s Opioid Directive: Is It Enough? (October 27, 2017)
CNN: America’s ‘drug infested dens’ a national emergency? (August 4, 2017)
USA Today: Proportion of drivers killed while under influence of opioids shows huge spike (August 3, 2017)
California Health Report: Swimming Lessons Can Save the Lives of Children with Autism (July 18, 2017)
Columbia University: Injuries, including those cause by guns, are preventable (June 29, 2016)
Columbia University: NYC Pedestrian Traffic Makes for Safer Street Crossings, But Billboards Are Dangerous: Google Street View Study (January 21, 2016)
Mirror (UK): Driving a car helps combat dementia and keeps older people healthy, study claims (January 20, 2016)
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)
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Center News

Experts Translate Research into Effective Prevention

New Tools Offered to Translate Injury Research into Effective Prevention Public health professionals from around the region have new tools in their repertoire for translating injury research into effective prevention. Bullying and youth suicide, the contributions stable safe communities can add to violence and suicide prevention, a data driven approach to saving lives when it…


Research on Police Assaults Awarded

The Jess Kraus Award is given annually to acknowledge the best paper published in the journal Injury Epidemiology.


The Injury Times – Suicide and Injury Prevention

The latest issue of The Injury Times has been published, focusing on the topic of Suicide and Injury Prevention.


The Injury Times – Prescription Drug and Substance Use Safety

The latest issue of The Injury Times has been published, focusing on the topic of Prescription Drug and Substance Use Safety.


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.


Events & Announcements

5th Annual Conference, May 25, 2017

Presentation materials are now available.


Advanced Methods and Designs Applied in Injury Epidemiology and Prevention, May 24, 2017

This course will introduce students to contemporary analytic methods and innovative designs applied to injury epidemiology and the science of prevention.


2017 Injury Cluster Seminars

Schedule of seminars for 2017


4th Annual Conference, June 16, 2016

Keynote presentations are now available online.


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.

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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