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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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National survey of home injuries during the time of COVID-19: who is at risk?

Set of three medical adhesive plasters with different purposes © IntelWond / stock.adobe.comPrior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 44% of all reported injuries in U.S. households occurred in the home. Spending more time at home due to the pandemic may increase the number of home injuries. This brief report describes the number and type of home injuries among a nationally representative sample of U.S. households surveyed between June 17 and 29, 2020, when states were at various stages of re-opening and had stay-at-home recommendations.

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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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Proceedings from the 24th Annual Injury Free Coalition for Kids® Conference: Forging New Frontiers: Motor Vehicle Safety for All Ages

A supplement featuring articles from the premier injury prevention meeting to foster collaborative research, develop best practices and address challenges in the field of pediatric injury prevention.

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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.

2021 recipient
The role of domestic violence in fatal mass shootings in the United States, 2014–2019 by Geller et al.

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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: Reider Lystad

New Content ItemDr Lystad is a Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). Dr Lystad is an injury epidemiologist with a particular interest in sports injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, paediatric trauma, and combat sports. Dr Lystad's research is centred around conducting large population-based cohort studies using data linkages of administrative data collections to investigate health outcomes following injury and to guide improvements in health service delivery and health policy.

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