Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

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Featured News & Programs

Back to School Safety Tips

This year, many children will return to school after prolonged closures. It’s important they feel safe and supported. Follow these important safety tips to help prevent injuries this school year!

Dementia & Firearms Safety

FREE online resource created to help older adults with cognitive impairment create a plan for the safekeeping of their firearms with their loved ones and care partners.

We're Hiring!

HIPRC is a worldwide leader in injury cause and prevention research. Come join our team, we are hiring for a number of positions. All applications must go through the UW Hires online portal.

Recent Blog Posts

2022 MIPA Virtual Summit

About: The Midwest Injury Prevention Alliance summit gathers injury prevention professionals from states in Federal Health and Human Services Region V (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin). The summit focuses on working towards reducing…

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Congratulations Dr. Monica Vavilala!

Congratulations to HIPRC Director, Dr. Monica Vavilala who has been selected to represent HIPRC on the 1) University of Washington Population Health (UW PHI) Executive Council and 2) the American Hospital (AHA) Association Hospitals against…

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2022 INSIGHT Undergraduate Symposium Recap

Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center’s 2022 Virtual INSIGHT Symposium highlighted intern research projects focused on injury & violence prevention topics. This past summer, interns worked over the course of eight weeks with a mentor…

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ACE Academy Summer Learning Experience Celebration

In collaboration with Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), Safe Kids Coalition South Seattle, and Seattle King County Public Health, volunteers were able to giveaway life jackets and bike helmets to ACE Academy students and their families….

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UW Medicine EMS Trauma Conference

The UW Medicine Trauma Conference is back in person this year September 12 – 13, 2022 at the DoubleTree Suites (Seatac Airport). The two-day, multidisciplinary conference highlights trauma care throughout the continuum (pre-hospital, emergency, critical care, and…

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Microscale pedestrian environment surrounding pedestrian injury sites in Washington state, 2015–2020

2022 Update: The study titled, Microscale pedestrian environment surrounding pedestrian injury sites in Washington state, 2015–2020, was recently published in the July 2022 Traffic Injury Prevention journal. All published authors are from HIPRC, which includes:…

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About Us

We conduct research, train scientists, educate public health practitioners, and implement prevention programs to achieve injury-related health equity across the lifespan.


We are dedicated to leading and supporting the best in injury research and to embracing the principles of health equity.

Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program

Through FIPRP, we are reducing the impact of firearm injury and death on people’s lives through interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

Training & Education

We are creating a pipeline of skilled, insightful, and productive investigators who will advance the field of injury control science in response to community needs.

Community Outreach

We work with diverse communities to identify injury prevention concerns and collaborate with community and policy partners to prevent injuries.

Community Resources

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