Injury and Violence Prevention Certificate Program


The Injury and Violence Prevention certificate program uses an interdisciplinary approach to train and mentor graduate students enrolled at Emory University. Students in this program have the unique experience to prepare for leadership positions in the injury, violence, and overdose prevention field.

The administration of the certificate program is offered through a joint effort between IPRCE and the Laney Graduate School (LGS). 

This certificate program connects students to a broad network of injury and violence prevention practitioners and organizations. 

The purpose of this program is to prepare students to become leaders in the injury and violence prevention field. 

Certificate Program Application Deadline: Friday, August 23, 2024

Benefits

Students in the program will receive a notation on their transcripts and a certificate of completion. Also, students will have access to scholarship and fellowship opportunities, direct connections to professional networks and potential employers, and applied practice experiences that focus on skills building and professional development. 

Students in the program will gain access to relevant courses across LGS/Rollins and injury-related research.

Certificate Program Information Session

All questions and completed applications should be directed to Dr. Dorian Lamis at dorian.lamis@emory.edu.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be full-time MPH or MSPH students at the Rollins School of Public Health, Nursing students in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Masters/Doctoral students in the Candler School of Theology, or Doctoral students at the Laney Graduate School. 
  • Students’ enrollment in the certificate program is based on their academic goals and demonstrated interest in injury and violence prevention.
  • The required application materials are:
    • completed application form
    • current transcript (unofficial – Emory or from undergraduate studies)
    • an updated resume or CV
    • a reflection statement
      • The reflective statement should briefly explain how your professional and/or personal ambitions will benefit from the academic coursework, practicum experience, and capstone/thesis or special project (for MPH/MSPH), or dissertation (for PhD), required to complete this certificate (1-page maximum). Submit Application Here
  • Students are responsible for enrolling in the program and completing the requirements during their degree program. The Associate Program Director is available to assist them with course enrollment and finding and selecting a practicum position; however, students are expected to be self-directed in their injury and violence prevention inquiry. Submit Questions Here 
Certificate Program Application Deadline: Friday, August 23, 2024

Program Requirements

  • Doctoral Certificate Requirements (15 credits) 
    • Core coursework (7 credits)
      • Injury Prevention and Control, EH 580/BSHE 591M (2 credits) Fall
      • Violence as a Public Health Problem, BSHE 565 (2 credits) Spring 
      • Injury Prevention Capstone Seminar (3 credits) Fall 
    • Elective coursework (5 credits)
    • Students will complete a brief 4-6 page paper about how the certificate program has/will inform their practice/career
    • Research dissertation in the area of injury/Violence Prevention
    • Attend four IPRCE hosted or co-hosted injury lectures (this includes live webinars, brown bags, or presentations. This does not include Facebook Live sessions or previously recorded webinars, brown bags, or presentations)
    • PhD Complete Checklist 
  • MPH Student Requirements (12 credits)
    • Core coursework (4 credits)
      • Injury Prevention and Control, EH 580/BSHE 591M (2 credits) Fall
      • Violence as a Public Health Problem, BSHE 565 (2 credits) Spring
    • Elective coursework (5 credits)
    • Practicum in the area of Injury/Violence Prevention - Recommended Practicum Sites
    • Capstone/thesis or special project in the area of Injury/Violence Prevention (minimum of 3 credits)
    • Attend four IPRCE-hosted or co-hosted injury lectures (this includes live webinars, brown bags, or presentations. This does not include Facebook Live sessions or previously recorded webinars, brown bags, or presentations)
    • MPH Complete Checklist 

Certificate Program Application Deadline: Friday, August 23, 2024

Certificate Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Leadership

Program Director 

Dorian Lamis
Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
dorian.lamis@emory.edu
404.616.3533

Associate Director of Program

Briana Woods-Jaeger 
Associate Professor 
Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences
bwoodsjaeger@emory.edu
404.727.8295

Faculty Steering Committee Members

Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD
Associate Professor 
Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences
bwoodsjaeger@emory.edu

Dorian Lamis, PhD, ABPP; ChairAssociate Professor; Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciencesdorian.lamis@emory.edu
Lisa Dawson, MPHDirector of Injury Prevention Program, Georgia Department of Public Healthlisa.dawson@dph.ga.govElizabeth Bounds, PhDAssociate Professor; Christian Ethicsebounds@emory.eduDian Dowling Evans, PhDClinical Professor; Woodruff School of Nursingddevans@emory.eduSheryl Heron, MD, MPHProfessor; Emergency Medicine; Associate Dean for CommunityEngagement, Equity, and Inclusionsheron@emory.eduUrsula Kelly, PhDProfessor, Woodruff School of Nursing
Associate Director, IPRCEukelly@emory.eduTerri McFadden, MD, FAAPProfessor; Pediatricstmcfadd@emory.eduKathryn Yount, PhDProfessor; Global Healthkyount@emory.edu