Our mission is to significantly reduce the number of injuries by providing
evidence-based information that can impact both policy and individual behavior.
Along with other researchers across the country, we aim to perform research that
informs decision-making and reduces injury risk.
We share the CDC's philosophy:
"We have an obligation to promote safer environments where people can reach
their fullest potential." - Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC Director
To achieve our mission, we have enacted the following goals:
- Encourage and develop research collaborations across disciplines that
provide meaningful outcomes to support injury prevention. The Center creates a
community wherein interdisciplinary conversations become interdisciplinary
- Develop a rich educational program that promotes injury research. We do
this by developing injury-related curricula for credit at the undergraduate,
graduate, and post-doctoral level. In addition, we provide further training
opportunities, such as independent studies, summer internships, and
- Promote findings and outcomes to the medical, public health, and other
related communities. We do this through outreach programs, seminars, and
events, as well as by publishing and publicizing research outcomes. Likewise, we
participate in the larger injury community through open communication and
collaboration. We continually seek new partnerships and new opportunities to
promote injury prevention.