The theme of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy is Closing the Gap between Research and Practice to Reduce the Burden of Injury. Within this overarching theme, our mission is to: conduct high quality research vital to the development, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of policies and programs that improve the prevention and treatment of injuries;ensure that research is translated into practice and that practice informs research by collaborating with a diverse array of health care providers, community based organizations, government agencies, and institutions, including other academic injury centers;and integrate research and practice into the training and education of injury prevention and control scholars, practitioners, other stakeholders, and the public. Building on a strong reputation in injury science, translation, training, and outreach, our Center proposes a portfolio of four research projects and other activities that will support advancement and impact locally, nationally, and globally.

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The theme of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy is Closing the Gap between Research and Practice to Reduce the Burden of Injury. Our comprehensive center conducts research, provides education and outreach services to government agencies, community organizations, and the public. Administrative Core

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Gielen, Andrea C; Bishai, David M; Omaki, Elise et al. (2018) Results of an RCT in Two Pediatric Emergency Departments to Evaluate the Efficacy of an m-Health Educational App on Car Seat Use. Am J Prev Med 54:746-755
Debinski, Beata; McDonald, Eileen; Frattaroli, Shannon et al. (2017) Predictors of Participation in a Fire Department Community Canvassing Program. J Burn Care Res 38:225-229
Perry, Elise C; Shields, Wendy C; O'Brocki, Raymond et al. (2015) Examining fire department injury data as a tool for epidemiological investigation. J Burn Care Res 36:310-4
Gielen, A C; McDonald, E M; Omaki, E et al. (2015) A smartphone app to communicate child passenger safety: an application of theory to practice. Health Educ Res 30:683-92
Shields, Wendy C; McDonald, Eileen; Frattaroli, Shannon et al. (2013) Still too hot: examination of water temperature and water heater characteristics 24 years after manufacturers adopt voluntary temperature setting. J Burn Care Res 34:281-7
Gielen, Andrea C; Shields, Wendy; Frattaroli, Shannon et al. (2013) Enhancing fire department home visiting programs: results of a community intervention trial. J Burn Care Res 34:e250-6
McDonald, Eileen M; Gielen, Andrea C; Shields, Wendy C et al. (2013) Residential carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning risks: correlates of observed CO alarm use in urban households. J Environ Health 76:26-32
Shields, Wendy C; McDonald, Eileen M; McKenzie, Lara et al. (2013) Using the pediatric emergency department to deliver tailored safety messages: results of a randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Emerg Care 29:628-34
Shields, Wendy C; McDonald, Eileen M; Stepnitz, Rebecca et al. (2012) Dog bites: an opportunity for parent education in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care 28:966-70