Jointly supported by Emory University’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine, the Emory Center for Injury Control (ECIC) was formed in 1993 with a mission to reduce the health and economic impact of injuries in Atlanta, throughout Georgia, and worldwide. The ECIC is a collaborative, multi-institution research center aimed at reducing the burden of violence and unintentional injuries. Although housed in Emory University’s School of Medicine, it is truly a 'center without walls or silos', comprised of diverse professionals and disciplines from Emory University, 9 other state universities, public agencies, private organizations, and community stakeholders. The result is a comprehensive approach to reducing the incidence of injury and violence. These are not “paper” relationships– faculty from the various universities and organizations that comprise our consortium hold leadership positions within the ECIC’s Administrative Core, chair and serve on committees that guide the ECIC’s mission and activities, and provide scientific input and content expertise in their respective disciplines. In 2009, the ECIC became a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – funded Injury Control Research Center (ICRC), significantly advancing the Center’s work and ability to impact the field of injury control and prevention in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.
The ECIC organizes its work and programs into three primary programmatic areas: research; education and training; and community outreach. Each activity area has leadership, a structured committee, and programs in place to address the needs of practitioners, researchers, and students.
- Deb Houry, MD, MPH