Translating Research Into Action



Improving Teen Driver Safety in PA
The Center's Flaura Koplin Winston, MD, PhD and
Suzanne Hill with Governor Corbett, state legislators
and advocates at the signing of Lacey's Law

We are 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.

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention brings scientific rigor and translation to accident prevention and safety. To advance the science and create tangible impact, the Center for Injury Research and Prevention:

  • Addresses children’s injuries comprehensively – from before-the-injury prevention to after-the-injury healing
  • Translates rigorous scientific research to usable, age-appropriate tools and practical steps for families, professionals, and policymakers
  • 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
  • Engages with a broad range of organizations from universities and government entities to nonprofit groups, foundations and corporations, to ensure that research results extend to the real world.

To turn "research into action" we determine priorities for pediatric injury research, the key collaborations and networks to apply that research, and provide education, training and professional development across three injury science disciplines: Behavioral Science, Engineering, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics. We also utilize Outreach and Dissemination to translate the research across these disciplines into real-world applications. Click here for more information on these core areas.