7th Annual Conference, May 23, 2019

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Innovations in Translating Injury Research into Effective Prevention

Thursday, May 23, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Columbia University
722 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

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Join us at Columbia University on Thursday, May 23, 2019 to meet injury prevention colleagues, network and learn about cutting edge and best practices in injury prevention.

Continental breakfast starts at 9:00 and the program begins at 10:00. During a complimentary lunch you can participate in collaborative round-table discussions on a variety of injury topics. The presentation of the 2019 Jess Kraus award will take place.  In addition, the editor of Springer Publishers Collaborative Open Access Journal, Injury Epidemiology, will be available for questions and discussion.

Sponsored by:
Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia University
Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health
Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center
University Seminars in Injury Prevention

For additional information Contact:
Guohua Li, MD, DrPHM.
Finster Professor of Epidemiology and Anesthesiology
Director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention
Columbia University

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 Room LL108A.

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

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

Xuguang (Grant) Tao, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Research Director, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Zoom address: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/173181960

 

OCTOBER 15, 2018

Traffic Safety

Catherine Stayton, DrPH, MPH, Director, Injury and Violence Prevention Program, Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention, Division of Environmental Health, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Deena Patel, PhD, City Research Scientist, NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics

Zoom address: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/461552399

 

NOVEMBER 19, 2018

Applied Public Health – Tackling Diseases of Despair

Kitty H. Gelberg, Ph.D., MPH
Director, Bureau of Occupational Health & Injury Prevention, New York State Department of Health

Zoom address: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/669430122

 

DECEMBER 10, 2018

Measuring the opioid epidemic: Surveillance to inform and evaluate a public health approach

Denise Paone, PhD, Senior Director of Research and Surveillance
Michelle Nolan, MPH Epidemiologist, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care, and Treatment, NYCDOHMH

Zoom address: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/588834805

 

JANUARY 29, 2019

Time out: NFL conflicts of interest with public health efforts to prevent TBI | Injury Prevention

Kathleen Bachynski, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU Langone Health

Zoom address: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/877329645

 

FEBRUARY 19, 2019

Assessing the Calibration of the Logistic Regression Model with a Binary Outcome Variable: Problems and Potential Solutions with Big Data

Stanley Lemeshow, PhD, MSPH
Professor, Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, The Ohio State

Zoom address: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/795138704

 

MARCH 12, 2019

Application of Complex Systems Approaches to Injury

Melissa Tracy, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics School of Public Health, University of Albany, State University of New York

Zoom address: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/616419448

 

APRIL 16, 2019

Sports-related concussions

James M. Noble, MD, MS, CPH, FAAN
Associate Professor of Neurology at CUMC

Zoom address: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/312799677

 

CO-HOSTED BY THE CENTER FOR INJURY EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION

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

SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 — 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Opioid Utilization and Its Association with Workers Compensation Cost and Return to Work
Xuguang (Grant) Tao, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Research Director, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,
School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Zoom address: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/173181960

2018 Jess Kraus Award Goes to Columbia Researcher

Stanford Chihuri

Stanford Chihuri, 2018 Kraus Award Recipient

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. “Personally, I think it is confirmation of excellent mentorship, training and continuous scholarship I receive from my colleagues and collaborators.”

Chihuri’s work, “Interaction of marijuana and alcohol on fatal motor vehicle crash risk: a case-control study,” is of critical importance because of the increasing number of cities considering the legalization of marijuana. The study finds that alcohol use and marijuana use are each associated with significantly increased risks of fatal crash involvement and that when used together alcohol and marijuana show a synergistic effect on the risk of fatal crash involvement.

The award-winning author says the value of his work is two-fold: short-term it raises awareness through dissemination of its information, and long term it can help to reduce injuries, fatalities, associated costs in lost labor and healthcare as well as improve the quality of life through the implementation of evidence-based public health interventions. He went on to say the most rewarding aspect of this work is to know that it will likely change the trends in injury epidemiology down the road.

“My goal is to appraise public health concerns on the intersection of substance abuse and injury,” Chihuri said. “I want to see our work continue to assist the public, parents, and motorists in understanding the potential threats to driving safety and operation of other equipment. In addition, I want to see instructors use our work to illuminate these public health issues to trainees and future public health professionals. Lastly,” he concluded, “I want our work to contribute to the formulation and prescription of evidence-based solutions to the drug epidemic and injury.”

Chihuri is a staff associate at the Department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University. He received graduate training in epidemiology and biostatistics from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and has experience in data management, statistical analysis and manuscript preparation at Columbia University Medical Center.

Injury Prevention Center Director Dr. Guohua Li presents Stanford Chihuri with Kraus Award.

He has worked as the biostatistician/data analyst for Dr. Guohua Li, M. Finster Professor of Epidemiology and Anesthesiology and Director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at the University. He is skilled in performing statistical analysis such as hierarchical modeling using complex data systems and multiply imputed datasets in statistical software such as SAS, R, SPSS, etc. He is also responsible for creating and managing datasets for ongoing projects and assisting other investigators with manuscripts and reports. Stan also directs and coordinates the injury epidemiology lab at the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention.

The award Jess Kraus, PhD, MPH commemorates Professor Jess F. Kraus, a pioneer in injury research. Kraus was appointed and elected to a number of professional societies and organizations. He also served as a member of the Motor Vehicle Safety Research Advisory Committee of the US Department of Transportation as well as the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Accident Prevention. In addition, he has conducted studies on motorcycle crashes, pedestrian injuries, work-related trauma and brain and spinal cord injuries. Kraus has nearly 200 publications. Also, he teaches three graduate courses on injury epidemiology and supervises both PhD and Masters students at UCLA.

Stanford Chihuri, MPH recently presented his research at the 6th annual Translating Injury Science into Prevention Symposium presented by the Columbia University Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention. Click here to see his presentation and those of other presenters at the symposium.

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

PRE-EPIC: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 // 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

As the title implies, this course will introduce students to contemporary applied topics in injury epidemiology and the science of prevention. The course will be taught by accomplished researchers and experienced instructors, and will combine lectures with interactive discussions. Selected readings will ground students and build on the course material presented. Speakers will differ each year covering a range of multifaceted approaches to injury prevention and reduction. The title, speakers and several objectives are updated each year to reflect the specific topics covered. These applied topics will include both unintentional and intentional injuries, such as motor vehicle crashes, falls, concussion, drug overdose, child abuse, youth violence, self-harm and assault.

The applied topics in injury research for 2018, include: 1) Challenges enrolling concussion patients and collecting real-time data; 2) Ecological momentary assessment in concussion patients ; and 3) Biomechanics behind concussions.

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Instructors

  • Doug Wiebe, PhD
  • Bernadette D’Alonzo, MPH
  • Barclay Morrison, PhD

 

EARLY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 1, 2018

REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH MAY 1, 2018

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6th Annual Conference, May 24, 2018

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Update: Materials from this past event are now available. Click here.

 

Innovations in Translating Injury Research into Effective Prevention

Thursday, May 24, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Columbia University
722 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

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Come meet your colleagues from academia, health departments, hospitals and other organizations to learn cutting-edge research and best practices in injury prevention.  Lightning sessions and roundtables will cover drug overdose, traffic injuries, falls, traumatic brain injury, violence, suicide, trauma center verification, and injury science communication.  Dr. Andrew Lincoln, Director of the Sports Medicine Research Center at the MedStar Health Research Institute, will give the keynote address on injury prevention in youth sports.

Free registration, complimentary lunch, and networking for safer and healthier communities.

 

Research on Police Assaults Awarded

Jess Kraus Award Winner Acknowledged

Cassandra Crifasi, PhD, MPH receives Kraus Award from Injury Epidemiology Editor Guohua Li, MD, DrPH

Assistant Professor and Researcher Cassandra Crifasi, PhD, MPH of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health accepted this year’s Jess Kraus Award on behalf of her colleagues Keisha Pollack, PhD, MPH and Daniel Webster, ScD, MPH. The award was presented May 25, 2017, at the 5th annual Columbia University Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Symposium, Translating Injury Research into Effective Prevention. The award is given annually to acknowledge the best paper published in the journal Injury Epidemiology. Their paper, “Assaults against US. law enforcement officers in the line-of duty,” was selected by the journal’s editorial board based on its novelty, simplicity, clarity and potential impact on population health.

“Much of the existing literature on assaults against law enforcement officers (LEOs) has focused on fatal assaults. But we know that for each fatality, there are many more assaults that result in injury but not death,” Dr. Crifasi explained. “The goal of this study was to examine differences in characteristics between fatal and nonfatal assaults to determine which characteristics increased the odds that an assault would be fatal.”

Because evidence in previous literature suggests traffic stops are dangerous for LEOs, Dr. Crifasi and her colleagues expected to see an increased likelihood in assaults resulting in fatalities when LEOs were conducting traffic stops. They also expected to see an increased likelihood for assaults in situations where LEOs were responding to domestic disturbances, because they are regularly cited by law enforcement as dangerous situations. Those calls did not increase the odds of a fatality. They were surprised to find higher odds for LEOs becoming victims of homicide when they were ambushed or experienced an unprovoked attack. Those were times when they were caught off guard or had limited opportunity to defend themselves. She presented her findings upon receiving the award.

Dr. Crifasi says receiving the award means a great deal to her. “It is a really big honor,” she said. “This is work that I have been doing for a few years so just getting the paper published was exciting and then getting the award with my co-authors took it to another level. I feel really proud of the work we’re doing. It is just a really high honor.”

Professor Jess F. Kraus, PhD, MPH, is a pioneer in injury research. He has been appointed and elected to many professional societies, organizations and groups. Has served as a member of the Motor Vehicle Safety Research Advisory Committee of the US Department of Transportation and the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Accident Prevention. In addition he has conducted studies on motorcycle crashes, pedestrian injuries, work-related trauma and brain and spinal cord injuries. He nearly 200 publications. He also teaches three graduate courses on injury epidemiology and supervises both PhD and Masters students at UCLA.

Her presentation and others from the symposium can be reviewed by going to:
https://www.cuinjuryresearch.org/resources/conference-materials/2017-conference-materials.

Contact

Guohua Li, MD, DrPH
M. Finster Professor of Epidemiology and Anesthesiology
Director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia University
722 West 168th Street, Rm 524
New York NY USA 10032
gl2240@cumc.columbia.edu

5th Annual Conference, May 25, 2017

17Innovations in Translating Injury Research into Effective Prevention

Thursday, May 25, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Columbia University
722 West 168th Street, 8th Floor Auditorium
New York, NY 10032

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Preliminary Agenda

Come meet injury prevention colleagues, network and learn cutting-edge and best practices in injury control and prevention. The morning keynote speaker is Dr. Charles Branas, new chair of the epidemiology department at Columbia University and an expert on injury and violence prevention. The afternoon keynote speaker is Dr. Cassandra Crifasi, winner of the Jess Kraus Award in Injury Epidemiology in 2016 for her research on injuries among law enforcement officers.

During a complimentary lunch and networking breaks discuss your questions and injury prevention issues on road safety, prescription drugs, trauma center verification, violence and other topics.

Please make plans to join us.

Sincerely,

Guohua Li, DrPH, MD
Professor and Director

Barbara Barlow, MD
Professor Emeritus & Associate Director

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

PRE-EPIC: May 24, 2017 // 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

This course will introduce students to contemporary analytic methods and innovative designs applied to injury epidemiology and the science of prevention. The course will be taught by accomplished researchers and experienced instructors, and will combine lectures with interactive discussions. Selected readings will ground students and build on the course material presented. Speakers will differ each year covering advanced analytic issues in injury research as well as advanced research designs for multifaceted approaches to injury prevention and reduction. The title, speakers and several objectives are updated each year to reflect the specific topics covered. These applied topics will include both unintentional and intentional injuries, such as motor vehicle crashes, falls, drug overdose, child abuse, youth violence, self-harm and assault.

The applied topics in injury research for 2017, include: 1) Complex Systems Approaches; 2) Application of the Decomposition Method; and 3) Implementation Theories, Frameworks and Designs.

Instructors

  • Thelma Mielenz, PT, PhD, MS, OCS
  • Guohua Li, MD, DrPH
  • Melissa Tracy, PhD

Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to

  • Define IS and related terminologies
  • Discuss methodologies used in IS
  • Formulate an IS question
  • Discuss the benefits of IS and its role in public health programs

EARLY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 1, 2017

REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH MAY 1, 2017

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