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Injury Epidemiology has moved to BMC

We are delighted to announce that Injury Epidemiology​​​​​​​ is now part of the BMC family of journals. The BMC website already receives over 100 million views per year and has expanded beyond biomedicine into a broader range of inquiry on a single platform for authors considering open access publishing. Bookmark our new URL and make sure to sign up to our article alerts so you can keep up with all of the latest research and articles and read more about BMC’s pioneering spirit.

Building the injury field in North America: the perspective of some of the pioneers

Much has been accomplished in the field of injury prevention in the past 35+ years. However, injury prevention remains a stepchild in the health field, with completely inadequate funding. In this article, pioneers of the injury prevention field discuss the important accomplishments, mistakes and misgivings of their field.

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Blog: Highlights from APHA 2018: a Q&A with Professor Guohua Li

Jess Kraus and Guohua LiThis year the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting took place in San Diego. The event brought more than 12,000 health professionals together, from across the U.S and the rest of world, to discuss issues related to this year’s theme ‘Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now’. In this interview, Professor Guohua Li the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Injury Epidemiology, discusses his time at the conference and his personal highlights.

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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.

Read the full aims and scope here.

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.

2018 recipient
Interrupted time series design to evaluate the effect of the ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM coding transition on injury hospitalization trends by Slavova et al.

View past award recipients here.

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: Ricardo Pérez-Núñez

Ricardo Pérez-NúñezDr Ricardo Pérez-Núñez is the Director of Injury Prevention at the National Council for Accident Prevention Secretariat of the Minister of Health in Mexico. There, he is responsible of implementing a national program on unintentional injury prevention in vulnerable populations. He is also a Board Member of the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network in which he was the Secretary from 2010 to 2014. Ricardo trained as MBBS at the Universidad de Guadalajara and received both his Master and PhD degrees in Public Health Sciences at the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Mexico. From 2004 to 2014 he worked at INSP mainly in road traffic injury prevention, and in March 2008 became the co-leader of the line of research “Prevention of Injuries and Violence” at INSP, which is a WHO-PAHO Collaborating Center. In 2013 he spent one year as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit.


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