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Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Call for papers: Gun violence epidemiology and prevention

© Ivan KokoulinGun violence prevention through sensible firearms policy remains a hot topic in the media, in the US Congress and in the forthcoming general election. This collection aims to bring together a selection of the latest research and developments surrounding gun violence and gun violence prevention.

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Traffic stops to reduce motor vehicle crash outcomes and racial disparities

© Gina Sanders / stock.adobe.comThe re-prioritization of traffic stop types by law enforcement agencies may have positive public health consequences both for motor vehicle injury and racial disparity outcomes while having little impact on non-traffic crime. This paper evaluates traffic stops by the police department of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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Aims and scope

Injury Epidemiology is dedicated to advancing the scientific foundation for injury prevention and control through timely publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed research. Injury Epidemiology aims to be the premier venue for communicating epidemiologic studies of unintentional and intentional injuries, including, but not limited to, morbidity and mortality from motor vehicle crashes, drug overdose/poisoning, falls, drowning, fires/burns, iatrogenic injury, suicide, homicide, assaults, and abuse.

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Editors

Editor-in-Chief

Guohua Li, Columbia University, USA

Managing Editor

Barbara Lang, Columbia University, USA

Editors' profiles

Jess Kraus Award

Dr Jess KrausThe Jess Kraus Award is given each year to the author(s) of the best paper published in Injury Epidemiology, selected by the Editorial Board according to novelty, simplicity, clarity, and potential impact on population health. The winner receives a commemorative plaque and is invited to present a special seminar at Columbia University.

2019 recipient
Use of multiple failure models in injury epidemiology: a case study of arrest and intimate partner violence recidivism in Seattle, WA by Lyons et al.

View past award recipients here.

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Institutional affiliation

Columbia University Irving Medical CenterInjury Epidemiology is published through a partnership between Columbia University Irving Medical Center and BMC.

The Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention's mission is to improve population health by reducing the morbidity and mortality from unintentional and intentional injuries through knowledge creation, dissemination and translation of scientific discoveries, development of innovative and multilevel training and education programs, and promotion of best practices and evidence-based interventions.

Editor spotlight: Cassandra Crifasi

Dr. Cassandra Crifasi is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Deputy Director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research. Her research interests focus broadly on public safety including injury epidemiology and prevention, gun violence prevention and policy, attitudes and behaviors of gun owners, and underground gun markets. Dr. Crifasi teaches courses in research and evaluation methods and serves as Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins-Baltimore Collaborative for Violence Reduction. She earned her PhD in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health from the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University.

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