Global Injury

HIPRC seeks to lower the burden of injuries globally, including for people who live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Faculty from HIPRC have collaborated with partners in Ghana, India, Vietnam, multiple Latin American countries and the World Health Organization. This work includes several training grants to improve capacity for injury control work in LMICs.

The section works closely with the existing Global Initiative for Violence and Injury Prevention, a collaboration of HIPRC, the Department of Global Health, and other departments and schools at the UW. This initiative created the Graduate Certificate in Global Injury & Violence Prevention, the only formal certification in injury control at UW.

Featured Programs

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Strengthening Injury Control Research in Ghana and West Africa

With funding from the Fogarty International Center at the US NIH, this program is a collaboration of HIPRC and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.

This program has provided long-term degree (MPH and PhD) training for over 20 professionals from Ghana. These professionals have gone on to occupy significant positions in universities and government agencies, promote improvements in road safety and other aspects of injury prevention, and create improvements in trauma care. Their research has helped advance the policy and practice of injury prevention and trauma care in Ghana and build the evidence base for injury control in low- and middle-income countries globally.

Global Injury News

International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace is a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to building a culture of peace. We invite you to engage and celebrate this important day. Learn more here.

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Featured Staff: Navigating research during COVID-19

As Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center’s research scientist, Brianna Mills, Ph.D., works closely with faculty, staff, trainees, and students to stay on top of any research question that may arise and answering it as…

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COVID-19 impact on healthcare workers & how anyone can help

COVID-19 has had significant impacts on so many communities and especially to the healthcare industry as a whole. Many around the nation are working with limited test kits and limited supplies. Please be assured Harborview…

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Open calls for exploratory research, graduate student funding

The University of Washington’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) is pleased to announce two new funding opportunities: one for UW graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, and one for UW faculty. All submitted projects…

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Featured Faculty: Young Investigators Unite

Psychology, pediatrics, new trauma surgeons; these are just a few of the many backgrounds represented in Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center’s new Young Investigators Group. Elizabeth Killien, M.D., an assistant professor of pediatrics and…

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INSIGHT seeking project, mentor submissions

The 2020 INSIGHT Summer Research Program is almost here, and Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center is looking for University of Washington faculty and fellows to provide mentorship for our 2020 cohort of summer interns….

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Global Injury Publications

Title Authors Journal Date Section1 Section2
Benchmarking Global Trauma Care: Defining the Unmet Need for Trauma Surgery in Ghana. Gyedu A, Stewart B, Gaskill C, Donkor P, Quansah R, Mock C Journal of Surgical Research November 1st, 2019 Global Health
Nationwide enumeration of emergency operations performed in Ghana. Butler EK, Gyedu A, Stewart BT, Quansah R, Donkor P, Mock CN European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery November 1st, 2019 Global Health
Version 3 of the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center's Uniform Data Set. Besser L, Kukull W, Knopman DS, Chui H, Galasko D, Weintraub S, Jicha G, Carlsson C, Burns J, Quinn J, Sweet RA, Rascovsky K, Teylan M, Beekly D, Thomas G, Bollenbeck M, Monsell S, Mock C, Zhou XH, Thomas N, Robichaud E, Dean M, Hubbard J, Jacka M, Schwabe-Fry K, Wu J, Phelps C, Morris JC; Neuropsychology Work Group, Directors, and Clinical Core leaders of the National Institute on Aging-funded US Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Alzheimer Disease and associated disorders October 1st, 2019 Global Health
Academic Partnerships in Global Surgery: An Overview American Surgical Association Working Group on Academic Global Surgery. Debas H, Alatise OI, Balch CM, Brennan M, Cusack J, Donkor P, Jaffe BM, Mazariegos GV, Mock C, Mutiibwa D, Numann P, Nyagatuba JKM, O'Neill JA Jr, Tarpley JL, Tesfaye S, Tefera G, Tuttle TM Annals of Surgery October 1st, 2019 Global Health
Injury rate and risk factors among small-scale gold miners in Ghana. Nakua EK, Owusu-Dabo E, Newton S, Koranteng A, Otupiri E, Donkor P, Mock C BMC Public Health October 1st, 2019 Global Health
Estimating obstetric and gynecologic surgical rate: A benchmark of surgical capacity building in Ghana. Gyedu A, Lester L, Stewart B, Danso KA, Salia EL, Quansah R, Donkor P, Mock C International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics October 1st, 2019 Global Health
Injury rate and risk factors among small-scale gold miners in Ghana. Nakua EK, Owusu-Dabo E, Newton S, Koranteng A, Otupiri E, Donkor P, Mock C BMC Public Health October 1st, 2019 Global Health
Motorcycle taxi programme is associated with reduced risk of road traffic crash among motorcycle taxi drivers in Kampala, Uganda. Muni K, Kobusingye O, Mock C, Hughes JP, Hurvitz PM, Guthrie B International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion September 1st, 2019 Global Health
Psychosocial Factors of Diet and Physical Activity among Rural, Hispanic Children: Findings from a Multilevel Health Intervention Study. Rillamas-Sun E, Bishop S, Cisneros O, Mendoza JA, Kratz M, Ko LK Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities August 1st, 2019 Global Health Injury Care
Estimating the cost of illness and burden of disease associated with the 2014-2015 chikungunya outbreak in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Feldstein LR, Ellis EM, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Hennessey MJ, Staples JE, Halloran ME, Weaver MR PLoS neglected tropical diseases July 1st, 2019 Global Health
Academic Advancement in Global Surgery: Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure: Recommendations from the American Surgical Association Working Group on Global Surgery. Wren SM, Balch CM, Doherty GM, Finlayson SR, Kauffman GL, Kibbe MR, Haider AH, Minter RM, Mock C, Muguti GI, Numann PJ, Olutoye OO, Roy N,Weigel RJAnn Surg Annals of Surgery July 1st, 2019 Global Health
Evaluation of the effectiveness of traffic calming measures on vehicle speeds and pedestrian injury severity in Ghana. Damsere-Derry J, Ebel BE, Mock CN, Afukaar F, Donkor P, Kalowole TO Traffic Injury Prevention April 1st, 2019 Global Health Safe and Active Transportation
The curse of dimensionality: Animal-related risk factors for pediatric diarrhea in western Kenya, and methods for dealing with a large number of predictors. Meisner J, Mooney SJ, Rabinowitz PM PLoS One April 1st, 2019 Global Health
Guest Editorial: Introduction to the Trauma Special Issue. Hardcastle TC, Oosthuizen G, Mock C, Razek T African Journal of Emergency Medicine March 1st, 2019 Global Health
Antibiotics for Groin Hernia Repair According to Evidence-Based Guidelines: Time for Action in Ghana. Gyedu A, Katz M, Agbedinu K, Donkor P, Mock C Journal of Surgical Research February 1st, 2019 Global Health
Surgery's role in addressing population health needs. Mock C Journal of Pakistan Medical Association February 1st, 2019 Global Health
Differences in Cognitive Impairment in Primary Age-Related Tauopathy Versus Alzheimer Disease. Besser LM, Mock C, Teylan MA, Hassenstab J, Kukull WA, Crary JF Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology February 1st, 2019 Global Health
Pain management in sport: therapeutic injections. Olafsen NP, Herring SA Handbook of Clinical Neurology November 1st, 2018 Global Health
Geriatric traumatic brain injury-What we know and what we don't. Stein DM, Kozar RA, Livingston DH, Luchette F, Adams SD, Agrawal V, Arbabi S, Ballou J, Barraco RD, Bernard AC, Biffl WL, Bosarge PL, Brasel KJ, Cooper Z, Efron PA, Fakhry SM, Hartline CA, Hwang F, Joseph BA, Kurek SJ, Moore FA, Mosenthal AC, Pathak AS, Truitt MS, Yelon JA; AAST Geriatric Trauma/ACS Committee Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery October 1st, 2018 Global Health Injury Care
Complete Streets and Adult Bicyclist Fatalities: Applying G-Computation to Evaluate an Intervention That Affects the Size of a Population at Risk. Mooney SJ, Magee C, Dang K, Leonard JC, Yang J, Rivara FP, Ebel BE, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Quistberg DA "Complete Streets" and Adult Bicyclist Fatalities: Applying G-Computation to Evaluate an Intervention That Affects the Size of a Population at Risk American Journal of Epidemiology September 1st, 2018 Global Health
Intentional Injury and the Risk of Subsequent Hospitalization for Attempted Suicide. DeCou CR, Wang J, Rivara FP, Rowhani-Rahbar A Suicide Life Threatneing Behav August 1st, 2018 Global Health
Stop the Bleeding: Educating the Public. Fisher AD, Bulger EM, Gestring ML JAMA August 1st, 2018 Global Health
Patency and Incontinence Rates after Robotic Bladder Neck Reconstruction for Vesicourethral Anastomotic Stenosis and Recalcitrant Bladder Neck Contractures: the TURNS Experience. Kirshenbaum EJ, Zhao LC, Myers JB, Elliott SP, Vanni AJ, Baradaran N, Erickson BA, Buckley JC, Voelzke BB, Granieri MA, Summers SJ, Breyer BN, Dash A, Weinberg A, Alsikafi NF Urology May 1st, 2018 Global Health
Long-term sustainability of Washington State's quality improvement initiative for the management of pediatric spleen injuries. Booth BJ, Bowman SM, Escobar MA Jr, Sharar SR Journal of Pediatric Surgery May 1st, 2018 Global Health
Association between community socioeconomic characteristics and access to youth flag football. Kroshus E, Sonnen AJ, Chrisman SP, Rivara FP Injury Prevention January 1st, 2018 Global Health
The pitfalls of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta: Risk factors and mitigation strategies. Davidson AJ, Russo RM, Reva VA, Brenner ML, Moore LJ, Ball C, Bulger E, Fox CJ, DuBose JJ, Moore EE, Rasmussen TE; BEST Study Group The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery January 1st, 2018 Global Health
Optimal Fat Suppression in Head and Neck MRI: Comparison of Multipoint Dixon with 2 Different Fat-Suppression Techniques, Spectral Presaturation and Inversion Recovery, and STIR Gaddikeri S, Mossa-Basha M, Andre JB, Hippe DS, Anzai Y American Journal of Neuroradiology December 1st, 2017 Global Health Safe & Active Transport
Attitudinal, Behavioral, and Environmental Correlates of Child and Parent Self-Efficacy in Walking to School. Kim YJ, Lee C, Lu W, Mendoza JA International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health December 1st, 2017 Global Health
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization in infant hydrocephalus: a prospective study by the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. Kulkarni AV, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle CJ, Naftel RP, Alvey JS, Reeder RW, Holubkov R, Browd SR, Cochrane DD, Limbrick DD Jr, Simon TD, Tamber M, Wellons JC 3rd, Whitehead WE, Kestle JRW Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics December 1st, 2017 Global Health
Opioid use disorder and misuse: A review of the epidemiology and medical implications for pediatric anesthesiologists. Knipper E, Banta-Green CJ, Jimenez N Paediatric Anaesthesia November 1st, 2017 Global Health
Use of Firearms in Terrorist Attacks: Differences Between the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Tessler RA, Mooney SJ, Witt CE, O'Connell K, Jenness J, Vavilala MS, Rivara FP JAMA Internal Medicine October 1st, 2017 Global Health
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Mental Health-Reply. Mac Donald CL, Fann JR, Temkin NR JAMA Neurology October 1st, 2017 Global Health
Association of physical injury and mental health: Results from the national comorbidity survey- adolescent supplement. Jenness JL, Witt CE, Quistberg DA, Johnston BD, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Mackelprang JL, McLaughlin KA, Vavilala MS, Rivara FP Journal of Psychiatric Research September 1st, 2017 Global Health
Relationship between Race and the Effect of Fluids on Long-term Mortality after Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Secondary Analysis of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Fluid and Catheter Treatment Trial. Jolley SE, Hough CL, Clermont G, Hayden D, Hou S, Schoenfeld D, Smith NL, Thompson BT, Bernard GR, Angus DC; ARDS Network Investigators Annals of the American Thoracic Society September 1st, 2017 Global Health
Splenic trauma: WSES classification and guidelines for adult and pediatric patients. Coccolini F, Montori G, Catena F, Kluger Y, Biffl W, Moore EE, Reva V, Bing C, Bala M, Fugazzola P, Bahouth H, Marzi I, Velmahos G, Ivatury R, Soreide K, Horer T, Ten Broek R, Pereira BM, Fraga GP, Inaba K, Kashuk J, Parry N, Masiakos PT, Mylonas KS, Kirkpatrick A, Abu-Zidan F, Gomes CA, Benatti SV, Naidoo N, Salvetti F, Maccatrozzo S, Agnoletti V, Gamberini E, Solaini L, Costanzo A, Celotti A, Tomasoni M, Khokha V, Arvieux C, Napolitano L, Handolin L, Pisano M, Magnone S, Spain DA, de Moya M, Davis KA, De Angelis N, Leppaniemi A, Ferrada P, Latifi R, Navarro DC, Otomo Y, Coimbra R, Maier RV, Moore F, Rizoli S, Sakakushev B, Galante JM, Chiara O, Cimbanassi S, Mefire AC, Weber D, Ceresoli M, Peitzman AB, Wehlie L, Sartelli M, Di Saverio S, Ansaloni L World Journal of Emergency Surgery August 1st, 2017 Global Health
Fireworks type, injury pattern, and permanent impairment following severe fireworks-related injuries. Sandvall BK, Jacobson L, Miller EA, Dodge RE 3rd, Alex Quistberg D, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Vavilala MS, Friedrich JB, Keys KA American Journal of Emergency Medicine April 1st, 2017 Global Health
Rehabilitation Services Use and Patient-Reported Outcomes Among Older Adults in the United States. Gell NM, Mroz TM, Patel KV Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation April 1st, 2017 Global Health
Persistence and switching patterns of oral migraine prophylactic medications among patients with chronic migraine: A retrospective claims analysis. Hepp Z, Dodick DW, Varon SF, Chia J, Matthew N, Gillard P, Hansen RN, Devine EB Cephalalgia April 1st, 2017 Global Health
Status of trauma quality improvement programs in the Andean region: What foundation do we have to build on. LaGrone LN, Romaní Pozo DA, Figueroa JF, Artunduaga MA, Huaman Egoavil E, Rodriguez Castro MJA, Foianini JE, Rubiano AM, Rodas EB, Mock CN Injury April 1st, 2017 Global Health
Risks of Routinely Clamping External Ventricular Drains for Intrahospital Transport in Neurocritically Ill Cerebrovascular Patients. Chaikittisilpa N, Lele AV, Lyons VH, Nair BG, Newman SF, Blissitt PA, Vavilala MS Neurocritical Care April 1st, 2017 Global Health
Surgeons' and Trauma Care Physicians' Perception of the Impact of the Globalization of Medical Education on Quality of Care in Lima, Peru. LaGrone LN, Isquith-Dicker LN, Huaman Egoavil E, Rodriguez Castro MJ, Allagual A, Revoredo F, Mock CN JAMA Surgery March 1st, 2017 Global Health
The 5th Annual One Mind Summit: Lessons Learned About "Science Informing Brain Health Policies and Practice". Hicks R, Johnson S, Porter A, Zatzick DF, One Mind Summit Panel Participants T Journal of Neurotrauma March 1st, 2017 Global Health
Ventricular catheter entry site and not catheter tip location predicts shunt survival: a secondary analysis of 3 large pediatric hydrocephalus studies. Whitehead WE, Riva-Cambrin J, Kulkarni AV, Wellons JC 3rd, Rozzelle CJ, Tamber MS, Limbrick DD Jr, Browd SR, Naftel RP, Shannon CN, Simon TD, Holubkov R, Illner A, Cochrane DD, Drake JM, Luerssen TG, Oakes WJ, Kestle JR; for the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics February 1st, 2017 Global Health
Relation of Adolescents' Physical Activity to After-School Recreation Environment. Thornton CM, Cain KL, Conway TL, Kerr J, Saelens BE, Frank LD, Glanz K, Sallis JF Journal of Physical Activity and Health February 1st, 2017 Global Health
An algorithmic approach to the management of unrecognized hydrocephalus in pediatric candidates for intrathecal baclofen pump implantation. Hanak BW, Tomycz L, Oxford RG, Hooper E, Apkon SD, Browd SR Surgical Neurology International December 1st, 2016 Global Health
Pain quality descriptors in community-dwelling older adults with nonmalignant pain. Thakral M, Shi L, Foust JB, Patel KV, Shmerling RH, Bean JF, Leveille SG The Journal of Pain December 1st, 2016 Global Health
Pre-eclampsia in American Indians/Alaska Natives and Whites: The Significance of Body Mass Index. Zamora-Kapoor A, Nelson LA, Buchwald DS, Walker LR, Mueller BA Maternal and Child Health Journal November 1st, 2016 Global Health
Piecing together the stunting puzzle: a framework for attributable factors of child stunting. Mosites E, Dawson-Hahn E, Walson J, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Neuhouser ML Paediatrics and International Child Health September 1st, 2016 Global Health
I wasn't texting; I was just reading an email …: a qualitative study of distracted driving enforcement in Washington State. Nevin PE, Blanar L, Kirk AP, Freedheim A, Kaufman R, Hitchcock L, Maeser JD, Ebel BE Injury Prevention September 1st, 2016 Global Health
Targeted CT Dose Reduction Using a Novel Dose Metric and the American College of Radiology Dose Index Registry: Application to Thoracic CT Angiography. Zamora DA, Robinson JD, Kanal KM American Journal of Roentgenology August 1st, 2016 Global Health
The First Cut Is the Deepest: The History and Development of Safe Treatments for Wound Healing and Tissue Repair Hobson DW, Schuh JC, Zurawski DV, Wang J, Arbabi S, McVean M, Funk KA International Journal of Toxicology July 1st, 2016 Global Health
Centrally Assisted Collaborative Telecare for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression Among Military Personnel Attending Primary Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Engel CC, Jaycox LH, Freed MC, Bray RM, Brambilla D, Zatzick D, Litz B, Tanielian T, Novak LA, Lane ME, Belsher BE, Olmsted KL, Evatt DP, Vandermaas-Peeler R, Unützer J, Katon WJ JAMA Internal Medicine June 1st, 2016 Global Health
Outcomes and complications of angioembolization for hepatic trauma: A systematic review of the literature Green CS, Bulger EM, Kwan SW Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery March 1st, 2016 Global Health
Birth Weight and Birth Weight for Gestational Age in Relation to Risk of Hospitalization with Primary Hypertension in Children and Young Adults Pocobelli G, Dublin S, Enquobahrie DA, Mueller BA Maternal and Child Health Journal March 1st, 2016 Global Health
Road traffic injuries in Baghdad from 2003 to 2014: results of a randomised household cluster survey Stewart BT, Lafta R, Cherewick M, Esa Al Shatari SA, Flaxman AD, Hagopian A, Galway LP, Takaro TK, Burnham G, Kushner AL, Mock C Injury Prevention February 1st, 2016 Global Health
Impact of Collaborative Care for Underserved Patients with PTSD in Primary Care: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Meredith LS, Eisenman DP, Han B, Green BL, Kaltman S, Wong EC, Sorbero M, Vaughan C, Cassells A, Zatzick D, Diaz C, Hickey S, Kurz JR, Tobin JN Journal of General Internal Medicine February 1st, 2016 Global Health
Helmet regulation in Vietnam: impact on health, equity and medical impoverishment. Olson Z, Staples JA, Mock C, Nguyen NP, Bachani AM, Nugent R, Verguet S Injury Prevention January 1st, 2016 Global Health TBI
Global and National Burden of Diseases and Injuries Among Children and Adolescents Between 1990 and 2013: Findings From the Global Burden of Disease 2013 Study.. Global Burden of Disease Pediatrics Collaboration, Kyu HH, Pinho C, Wagner JA, Brown JC, Bertozzi-Villa A, Charlson FJ, Coffeng LE, Dandona L, Erskine HE, Ferrari AJ, Fitzmaurice C, Fleming TD, Forouzanfar MH, Graetz N, Guinovart C, Haagsma J, Higashi H, Kassebaum NJ, Larson HJ, Lim SS, Mokdad AH, Moradi-Lakeh M, Odell SV, Roth GA, Serina PT, Stanaway JD, Misganaw A, Whiteford HA, Wolock TM, Wulf Hanson S, Abd-Allah F, Abera SF, Abu-Raddad LJ, AlBuhairan FS, Amare AT, Antonio CA, Artaman A, Barker-Collo SL, Barrero LH, Benjet C, Bensenor IM, Bhutta ZA, Bikbov B, Brazinova A, Campos-Nonato I, Castañeda-Orjuela CA, Catalá-López F, Chowdhury R, Cooper C, Crump JA, Dandona R, Degenhardt L, Dellavalle RP, Dharmaratne SD, Faraon EJ, Feigin VL, Fürst T, Geleijnse JM, Gessner BD, Gibney KB, Goto A, Gunnell D, Hankey GJ, Hay RJ, Hornberger JC, Hosgood HD, Hu G, Jacobsen KH, Jayaraman SP, Jeemon P, Jonas JB, Karch A, Kim D, Kim S, Kokubo Y, Kuate Defo B, Kucuk Bicer B, Kumar GA, Larsson A, Leasher JL, Leung R, Li Y, Lipshultz SE, Lopez AD, Lotufo PA, Lunevicius R, Lyons RA, Majdan M, Malekzadeh R, Mashal T, Mason-Jones AJ, Melaku YA, Memish ZA, Mendoza W, Miller TR, Mock CN, Murray J, Nolte S, Oh IH, Olusanya BO, Ortblad KF, Park EK, Paternina Caicedo AJ, Patten SB, Patton GC, Pereira DM, Perico N, Piel FB, Polinder S, Popova S, Pourmalek F, Quistberg DA, Remuzzi G, Rodriguez A, Rojas-Rueda D, Rothenbacher D, Rothstein DH, Sanabria J, Santos IS, Schwebel DC, Sepanlou SG, Shaheen A, Shiri R, Shiue I, Skirbekk V, Sliwa K, Sreeramareddy CT, Stein DJ, Steiner TJ, Stovner LJ, Sykes BL, Tabb KM, Terkawi AS, Thomson AJ, Thorne-Lyman AL, Towbin JA, Ukwaja KN, Vasankari T, Venketasubramanian N, Vlassov VV, Vollset SE, Weiderpass E, Weintraub RG, Werdecker A, Wilkinson JD, Woldeyohannes SM, Wolfe CD, Yano Y, Yip P, Yonemoto N, Yoon SJ, Younis MZ, Yu C, El Sayed Zaki M, Naghavi M, Murray CJ, Vos T JAMA Pediatrics January 1st, 2016 Global Health

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