Surgery postdoctoral fellow Robert Tessler, M.D., was named the Outstanding Master’s Student for 2018 by the UW School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology. During his time at Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, his research has focused on public policy and firearm violence, race- and bias-motivated interpersonal violence, trauma systems, emergency general surgery and trauma care in low- and middle-income countries.
Tessler is part of HIPRC’s Pediatric Injury Research Training Program, a two-year, interdisciplinary fellowship with the goal of developing the next generation of injury researchers. Last year, he was the lead author on a research letter examining use of firearms in terrorist attacks among industrialized countries featured in a number of media outlets, including Scientific American, Reuters and The Los Angeles Times. He was also the lead author on a recent publication comparing outcomes among pediatric patients with blunt abdominal trauma who were transferred to a higher level trauma center against those who weren’t.
Learn more about the Pediatric Injury Research Training Program.