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

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)
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)
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Center News

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.


The Injury Times – Occupational Safety

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


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.


Events & Announcements

5th Annual Conference, May 25, 2017

Come meet injury prevention colleagues, network and learn cutting-edge and best practices in injury control and prevention.


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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