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Editor's Choice: Relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and structural inequalities within the pediatric trauma population

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted social, political, and economic life across the world, shining a light on the vulnerability of many communities. 

The objective of this study was to assess injury patterns before and after implementation of stay-at-home orders (SHOs) between White children and children of color and across varying levels of vulnerability based upon children’s home residence.

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Call for papers: Health and Healthcare Disparities in Injuries among Underrepresented Populations

Underrepresented populations may include race, religious-association, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration, or disability status. Although injuries affect various populations, underrepresented ones experience higher rates of injury-related mortality and morbidity across the lifespan. Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of injury or of opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations.

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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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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.

2022 recipient
Accuracy of behavioral health variables in Oregon national violent death reporting system data: a linked cohort study by Carlson 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: April Zeoli

New Content ItemDr. April Zeoli conducts interdisciplinary research, with a goal of bringing together the fields of public health and criminology and criminal justice. Her main fields of investigation are the prevention of firearm violence, intimate partner violence, and homicide through the use of policy and law. She is one of the nation’s leading experts on policy interventions for firearm use in intimate partner violence and on extreme risk protection orders (also known as red flag laws). Broadly, Dr. Zeoli studies the role of firearms in intimate partner violence and homicide, as well as the civil and criminal justice systems responses to intimate partner violence. Her research focuses on legal firearm restrictions for domestic violence abusers and their impact on intimate partner homicide, the implementation of those firearm restrictions, and the criminal histories of intimate partner homicide offenders with a focus on missed intervention opportunities. Dr. Zeoli serves as the research expert for the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center and has served as an expert commentator on intimate partner homicide, guns, domestic violence-related mass shootings, and extreme risk protection orders for news organizations such as NPR, the New York Times, Time Magazine, and Newsweek.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.2 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.063 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.893 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    13 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    103 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    8,238 Altmetric mentions