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We are dedicated to conducting research aimed at diminishing the personal impact of trauma and broadening the effectiveness of injury prevention and trauma treatment programs regionally, nationally and globally.

Research at HIPRC spans the continuum of medical care, from epidemiological research to determine injury causes, to acute care of trauma patients in the emergency department, to rehabilitation in the hospital and home.

Center studies are designed to:

  • Track the type, causes, treatment and consequences of injuries
  • Use epidemiological tools to identify risk factors for injury
  • Develop and evaluate new injury-prevention programs, using behavior change, community education, government action, and product- environment modification
  • Use the principles of biomechanics to study injury causes and treatment
  • Develop more effective ways to resuscitate and treat injury victims
  •  Improve rehabilitation strategies by identifying injury-related disability and long-term effects
  • Train new investigators in the field of injury research
  • Educate health professionals, policy makers, and the public about trauma’s magnitude, costs, and prevention



Methods Core *NEW*


Do you have a question for the Methods Core?

Aren't sure what to make of the latest published results, or thinking about your own research project?


You can now access the HIPRC Methods Core directly by email at hiprcore@uw.edu. Send us your questions, or schedule a time to meet and talk in person.


The principal mission of the Methods Core is to provide HIPRC faculty, staff, and trainees with assistance and training in the conduct of high-quality research using rigorous methodologies.


For more information, please visit the Methods Core page.




We manage a comprehensive list of HIPRC, state, and national datasets. The complete list can be found here. If you would like access to a dataset that is managed by HIPRC, please fill out the Methods Core Project Inquiry Form mentioned above.