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

CNN: Opioid epidemic spilling over onto roads, study says (February 16, 2019)
Washington Post: Drivers using prescription opioids twice as likely to trigger a fatal crash, study finds (February 15, 2019)
CNN: Trump claims on opioid crisis met with mix of skepticism and hope by experts as deaths plateau (October 24, 2018)
NYT: Letter to the Editor, Reducing Fatal Crashes (October 10, 2018)
The Trace: CDC Says Gun Injuries Are on the Rise. But There Are Big Problems With Its Data. (October 4, 2018)
NPR: The Pot Breathalyzer Is Here. Maybe (August 4, 2018)
Politico: After spate of suicides, city looks for ways to address drivers’ mental health (July 3, 2018)
Asbury Park Press: NJ drug deaths continue to soar as national numbers decline (June 14, 2018)
Newsweek: April 20: International Weed Day Has Become a Deadly Day for Drivers (February 12, 2018)
Managed Care: Boomers, Millennials Hit Hard by Opioids (January 31, 2018)
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Center News

2018 Jess Kraus Award Goes to Columbia Researcher

Stanford Chihuri, MPH is the 2018 recipient of the Jess Kraus award, an honor the editorial board of Injury Epidemiology provides annually to acknowledge the Journal’s paper which best demonstrates novelty, simplicity, and clarity while establishing the potential to impact population health. “I am humbled to receive this award early in my career,” Chihuri said….


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.


Events & Announcements

Schedule of Injury Epidemiology Unit Seminars, 2018-2019

UNIT SEMINARS INJURY EPIDEMIOLOGY 2018-2019 All of the seminars listed below will be held from 11:30 – 12:30 pm in the Hammer Health Sciences Building (701 West 168th Street, Rm LL108A). Lunch will be served. Webinar link also listed with each talk. Please note that the room for Spring-semester seminars has changed, and is now…


Seminar: Opioid Utilization and Its Association with Workers Compensation Cost and Return to Work

SEPTEMBER 17, 2018, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Webinar available, see details for link.


Advanced Topics in Injury Epidemiology and Prevention, May 23, 2018

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


6th Annual Conference, May 24, 2018

Innovations in Translating Injury Research into Effective Prevention. Register now!


5th Annual Conference, May 25, 2017

Presentation materials are now available.

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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