The Center for Injury Research and Prevention is dedicated to advancing the safety and health of children, adolescents, and young adults through comprehensive research resulting in practical tools to reduce injury and promote recovery.
To advance science and create tangible impact, the Center:
1) Addresses children's injuries comprehensively - from before-the-injury prevention to after-the-injury healing
2) Translates rigorous scientific research to usable, age-appropriate tools and practical steps for families, professionals, and policymakers
3) Asks and answers important questions from an interdisciplinary perspective, with expertise in Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Care, Engineering, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Human Factors, Public Health and Communications
4) Engages with a broad range of organizations from universities and government entities to non-profit groups, foundations and corporations, to ensure that research results extend to the real world
CIRP turns "research into action" by determining priorities for pediatric injury research, establishing key collaborations and networks to apply that research, and providing education, training and professional development across three injury science disciplines: Behavioral Science, Engineering, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The Center also utilizes Outreach and Dissemination to translate the research across these disciplines into real-world applications.