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.
Systems Thinking in Road Safety
With Guest Lecturer: Nhan Tran, PhD
Coordinator, Unintentional Injury Prevention
Department for the Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence, and Injury Prevention (NVI)
World Health Organization
Wednesday, July 17th
Dr Nhan Tran was born in Viet Nam and grew up in the United States where he completed studies in international relations and modern languages. He obtained a graduate degree in International Public Health and a PhD in Health Systems Research with an emphasis on road traffic injuries from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Dr Tran worked at the regional and federal levels of the United States Department of Health and Human Services in various capacities managing programmes and as a science advisor. Later, as a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, Dr Tran was engaged in health systems and road safety research and co-founded the International Injury Research Unit.
Dr Tran joined WHO in 2011. For the last 6 years, he was the Manager of the WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research where he led the development of guidance and initiatives to strengthen health systems through the implementation of proven effective interventions. Since October 2017 Dr Tran is the Coordinator of the Unintentional Injury Prevention Team (UIP) within the Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI). He co-ordinates work in the areas of unintentional injury prevention focused mainly on road safety, injury surveillance/surveys and alcohol and drug-related injuries.
"As Electric Scooters Proliferate, So Do Minor Injuries And Blocked Sidewalks"- NPR, March 30, 2019
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. Babak Sarani, director of Trauma Surgery at GWU, gave a Grand Rounds lecture at GWUH on 03/20/2019 on gun violence.
- Stay tuned for an upcoming lunchtime seminar on injury prevention, to be hosted at the Milken Institute.
- 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.
CIPC is committed to improving the health and safety of our neighbors. The DC Vision Zero Summit was recently hosted at the Milken School of Public Health on March 14, 2019, discussing the District’s initiative to reach zero fatalities and serious injuries to travelers of our transportation system. For more information regarding the DC initiative, check out this website: https://ddot.dc.gov/page/vision-zero-initiative.
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:
- Fall prevention and awareness. The CIPC recently completed a research project investigating the epidemiological factors around elderly falls presenting to the Emergency Department.
- Bicycle Safety
- Electric Scooter Safety
- Gun Violence Prevention
- Childhood Injury Prevention in India
The Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Katherine Douglass, M.D., M.P.H.