While we’ve known his true identity for much longer, ParentMap Magazine let the world know that Fred Rivara, MD, MPH, is a superhero. Every spring, ParentMap selects a number of community leaders, superheroes, that serve as champions for families and kids across Washington. Dr. Rivara, recognized for his safety advocacy and research, served as director of HIPRC for 13 years and is Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild endowed chair in pediatric research; professor and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington; and editor-in-chief of JAMA Pediatrics journal.
“The world is a safer place thanks to Dr. Fred Rivara,” says his colleague, Elizabeth Bennett, MPH. “From bike helmets to sports concussions to gun violence and more, Dr. Rivara has conducted research resulting in fewer serious injuries and deaths. When your doctor talks to you and your family about safety, chances are they have learned from and been influenced by Dr. Rivara. He is a world leader in injury prevention.”