Achievements

The Emory Center for Injury Control's core and affiliate faculty are widely recognized for their work.

The Center's achievements include:

  • Awarded the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Injury Control Research Center Grant
  • Designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center and Pan American Health Organization Collaborating Center
  • Secured federal grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Institute of Justice, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance to conduct injury prevention research.
  • Published numerous reports and editorials on injury control in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and the American Journal of Public Health.
  • Evaluated the state's Child Fatality Review process for the Georgia General Assembly and conducted a study of risk factors for death among children in state custody.
  • Created a model firearm injury surveillance system for metropolitan Atlanta, and worked with a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to reduce gun violence in metropolitan Atlanta.
  • Helped convince the Georgia General Assembly to adopt primary enforcement of Georgia's safety belt law and a comprehensive package of laws to promote safer driving by teens. The Center has also helped block, on an annual basis, repeated attempts to repeal Georgia's "all rider" motorcycle helmet law.
  • Provided academic input to the city of Atlanta's Blue Ribbon Commission on 911, the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, the state Offices of EMS and Injury Control, and other local and state agencies.
  • Two faculty were editors and authors of the World Health Organization's Prehospital Trauma Care Systems, a policy document that has been disseminated to WHO country offices worldwide, used for technical assistance in Mozambique, Rwanda, Colombia, and Vietnam, and utilized to develop emergency medical services legislation in the State of Gujarat in India.
  • Named as a finalist in the Robert Wood Johnson Changemakers contest, No Private Matter! Ending Abuse in Intimate and Family Relations, for an innovative intimate partner violence program.
  • Taught and/or mentored over 100 Emory undergraduate and graduate students, many of whom have gone on to pursue careers in public health or medicine.