Training and Education

Injury Epidemiology 590C - "Principles of Injury Research, Control and Prevention"

Lead Instructor: Melissa Schiff, MD, MPH

This graduate level course is offered by the UW Department of Epidemiology. Schiff, a UW associate professor of epidemiology and an HIPRC core faculty member, is lead instructor. The course covers general principles of injury research, including Haddon’s matrix, injury classification and rates, injury surveillance, injury research methods, and the three E’s of injury control and prevention: education, environmental modification, and enforcement. These principles are applied to the study of specific areas of unintentional and intentional injury including motor vehicle crashes, pedestrians, falls, fire-related injuries, sports injuries, drowning, youth violence, family violence, homicide and firearms, suicide, and alcohol use and injuries.