Peter Cummings, MD, MPH, BPharm
Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
I practiced cardiology from 1974 through 1981 and then switched to emergency medicine. In 1991 I went back to school at the UW, obtained an MPH, and joined the Epidemiology Department in 1993. In 2002 I moved to Bishop, California, but continued to be involved in some research projects. Why Bishop? For the climbing, hiking, and skiing. In 2009 I formally retired. I'm still involved in some reviewing, analyses, and writing.
250 Grandview Drive
Bishop, CA 93514
I've been affiliated with the Harborview injury Prevention & Research Center since 1993. Most of my research has been related to injuries. In recent years I've been most interested in studies of traffic crashes. I have a special interest in statistical methods for matched cohort studies.
With regret I've given up my classroom teaching. Just too hard to commute from 1,000 miles away.
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington 1993
MD, Case Western Reserve University 1970
BPharm Internal Medicine Residency, Stanford University 1974
Cardiology Fellowship, University of Oregon Health Sciences Center 1976
Cummings P, McKnight B, Greenland S. Matched cohort methods in injury research. Epidemiol Rev 2003;25:43-50.
Cummings P, Rivara FP. Car occupant death according to the restraint use of other occupants: a matched cohort study. JAMA 2004;291:343-349.
Schiff M, Cummings P. Comparison of seat belt use by police and crash investigators: variation in agreement by injury severity. Accid Anal Prev 2004;36:961-965.
Olson CM, Cummings P, Rivara FP. Association of first- and second-generation air bags with front occupant death in car crashes: a matched cohort study. Am J Epidemiol 2006;164:161-169.
Cummings P. The relative merits of risk ratios and odds ratios. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2009;163:438-445