Center for Injury Prevention and Control


The mission of the Center for Injury Prevention and Control (CIPC) is to reduce death and disability from intentional and unintentional injury. Our goal is to promote existing prevention methods and to optimize trauma care through education, collaboration with the community, and engaging in research contributing to the advancement of the field.

Current Projects


Educating clinicians, students, and our community about best practices, research advancements, and current trends in the world of injury prevention and research is a focus of CIPC. 

  • Dr. Kate Douglass gave a Grand Rounds lecture at GWUH on 02/19/2014 on current topics and research in the field of injury prevention
  • Are you a current GW Milken Institute School of Public Health student who is interested in either taking a course focused on violence and injury prevention, or working on research related to violence and injury prevention?  If so, contact us!

Please return for updates about news and local educational events.

Community Outreach

CIPC is committed to improving the health and safety of our neighbors. We had a great time this fall working with the DC Falls Free Coalition and participating in the Falls Prevention Awareness Day!

We will be attending and contributing to the Trauma & Injury Prevention & Outreach Coordinators Collaborative annual conference on May 23, 2014. The topic this year is Alcohol & Injury prevention – more details to follow!

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about events in the DC-metro area promoting violence and injury prevention and awareness!


CIPC is working with other organizations to develop research projects and welcomes inquiries for additional collaboration opportunities. Our current areas of focus include:

  • Bicycle safety
  • Falls prevention and awareness
  • Violence towards members of the LGBQT and gender non-conforming communities

Contact Us

The Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Department of Emergency Medicine
George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates
2120 L Street NW, Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20037

Katherine Douglass, M.D., M.P.H.

Amelia Pousson, M.D., M.P.H.

Marie White, PA-C, M.P.H.