The Injury and Violence Prevention Field: Who’s In It, How We Work & New Connections


Safe States Alliance






1.5 hours

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1.5 hours

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Co-hosted by Safe States Alliance and SAVIR, this Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) Grand Rounds is the first in a series that is part of a new CDC-funded initiative aimed at growing the pipeline of the injury and violence prevention workforce. This virtual panel and moderated Q&A session will present an overview of the injury and violence prevention field with perspectives from researchers and practitioners. They will discuss what injury and violence prevention means, how the field works, who is part of this field, and ways to engage new voices and approaches in our work.


Panelists include:

● An epidemiologist and research professor who focuses on upstream methods to prevent intimate partner violence;

● A state public health and injury and violence prevention program leader whose work includes cross-cutting issues such as overdose, suicide and LGBTQ+ community, violent death, traumatic brain injuries, and transportation-related injuries;

● A researcher who studies urban health and youth exposure to gun violence, working at the intersection of social epidemiology and community health; and

● A trauma injury prevention specialist who reaches beyond the clinical setting to work extensively with local communities and prevention partners, and integrates health equity into this work.


Anyone may attend, but this session will be particularly relevant for students and early career professionals interested in injury and violence prevention who may be new to the field and interested in gaining more connections to national networks of practitioners and scholars.




Theresa H. Cruz, PhD

University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center


Laura Chisholm, PhD MPH

Oregon Health Authority


Jonathan Jay, DrPH JD

Boston University School of Public Health


Ashley Lamar, MPH CPH CHES

JPS Health Network


Christopher Ramirez

Together for Brothers


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