Jonathan Rupp


Dr. Jonathan Rupp is an Associate Professor and the Director for Research in the Emory Department of Emergency Medicine, an Adjunct Professor in the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in the UofM College of Engineering. Dr. Rupp’s role at IPRCE involves providing administrative, scientific, and financial oversight of the Center, including its daily functioning, progress towards the center’s mission and specific aims, management of IPRCE faculty leading each Core, and funding Center initiatives and pilot grants. Dr. Rupp provides vision and guidance for the Center’s Outreach, Research, and Training activities and our Task Forces. He represents the Center in communications with external partners and stakeholders. He also chairs the Steering Committee and the Task Force Leaders Committee.

Dr. Rupp has been extramurally funded for over 20 years.  His past research has supported the development of new federal regulations, test procedures, and test devices to improve safety for occupants in motor vehicle crashes and in military vehicle exposed to under-body blast.  He has collected and analyzed data on crashes and crash injury to identify risk and protective factors, developing tools for assessing the ability of vehicles to mitigate the potential for injury crashes, and statistical modeling to estimate the benefits of injury prevention technologies.  His current work includes studies aimed at developing new methods for investigating pedestrian injury crashes, assessing how to most effectively counsel patients on firearm injury prevention in the ED, and characterizing factors influencing micro mobility device injuries.

He also is a member of the Georgia Crash Outcomes Data Evaluation System (CODES) Board of Directors, the Georgia Violent Death Reporting System’s Advisory Committee, the Rollins—Spark (Program on Substance Use Disorders) Advisory Board, the Georgia State University Center for Alcohol and Violence Research External Advisory Board, and the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center External Advisory Board.

Selected Career Milestones

  • Within the past five years, Dr. Rupp has completed or been awarded 17 extramurally funded injury prevention research projects valued at over $23M ($14M as PI) including his current work as PI of our Injury Control Research Center and the Emory+Grady Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) Center which is a $4M crash data collection effort funded by NHTSA.
  • Rupp has authored over 70 journal articles on injury prevention and is an associate editor for Traffic Injury Prevention, on the editorial board of the Stapp Car Crash Journal, and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) Scientific Program Committee and the International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Scientific Review Committee.


BS, The University of Michigan

MS, The University of Michigan

PhD, The University of Michigan