IPRCE conducts injury prevention research with a focus on the injuries that have the greatest impact in Georgia and the southeast region. Current research areas reflect the top five causes of death and injury: motor-vehicle crashes, violence, falls, traumatic brain injury, and drug use.

Core Faculty Annual Research Compilation

This annual compilation is a reference guide containing publications from our core faculty during the period of August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020.

The publication topics are related to the following injury and violence areas: violence prevention, traumatic brain injury prevention, drug safety, fall prevention, and transportation safety. These areas of prevention are associated with the leading causes of unintentional and intentional injury and injury death in Georgia.

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Publication Briefs

Browse our collection of publication briefs featuring students, researchers, clinicians, and professors across injury prevention fields.

Improved Proxy Measures of State-Level Household Gun Ownership

IPRCE Core Faculty member, Joseph Saleh, PhD, develops and validates proxy measures of state-level household gun ownership using advanced machine learning methods.

Domestic Violence in Atlanta, GA Before and During COVID-19

IPRCE Core Faculty member, Dabney Evans, PhD, MPH, studies domestic violence trends before and during shelter-in-place orders.

Estimating Frequency of High-Risk Prescribing Patterns to Develop Targeted Interventions

Emory Rollins School of Public Health student and 2020 Scott Lilienfeld Injury Prevention scholar, Kara Suvada, analyzes frequencies of high-risk prescribing patterns in relation to co-prescription with contraindicated drugs.


IPRCE Core Faculty member, Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD, leads a study on reducing negative consequences after violence exposure with the perspectives of African American youth.

Methadone and Suboxone Mentions on Twitter

IPRCE Exploratory Research Project PI, Abeed Sarker, PhD, explores public perceptions of effective medications for opioid use disorder.

Food Insecurity Predicts Urban Gun Violence

IPRCE Core Faculty member, Randi Smith, MD, MPH, examines the impact of poor food access on the incidence of gunshot injury within the city of Atlanta.

Effect of Nighttime Rental Restrictions on E-Scooter Injuries

IPRCE Director, Jonathan Rupp, PhD, and colleagues retrospectively review the effects of Atlanta's regulation banning nighttime e-scooter rentals on injury trends at a tertiary care and trauma center.

Pain & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms after combat-related injury

IPRCE Core Faculty member and Drug Safety Task Force leader, Nicholas Giordano, PhD, RN, evaluates the association between pain outcomes and PTSD symptom trajectories among combat-injured service members.