Training and Education

Behavioral Approaches to Injury Control

Project Investigators: David C. Grossman, MD, MPH, Brian Johnston, MD, MPH
Technical Staff: Luann D'Ambrosio, MEd and Marni Levy, BS

On January 23, 2003, the HIPRC hosted an invited, one-day conference "Behavioral Approaches to Injury Control." The program included nationally renowned experts in health behavior and opportunities to discuss the practical application of behavioral sciences to the study and prevention of injury. The conference was designed to bring together colleagues in injury control, psychology, social work, nursing, public health and education to develop a research agenda for the behavioral sciences as it applies to injury control. It was also hoped that collaborative relationships would be built to address common community concerns. One hundred and ten people attended the conference that was held in the auditorium at the Research and Training Building of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. There was representation from 16 states and 2 provinces in Canada.

The invited speakers were Christopher Dunn, PhD, Martin Fishbein, PhD, Andrea Gielen, ScD, Matthew Kreuter, PhD, and David Sleet, PhD. Fishbein is a professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania. Dunn is an associate professor in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at the University of Washington. Kreuter is an Associate Professor in Community Health in Behavioral Health and Health Education. Gielen is a professor in the Health Policy and Management Department and Deputy Director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Johns Hopkins University. Sleet is associate director for science at the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).