A talented and diverse team of research faculty, staff, and students from over a dozen academic disciplines is the research “engine” of our Center. The IPRC’s commitment to interdisciplinary research and practice allows us to create and support research teams that span multiple disciplines and academic departments and that can be rapidly responsive to emerging injury and violence problems. In addition to injury and violence prevention research, our teams contribute to community-based training and other capacity-building activities; provide guest lectures in our courses; mentor graduate students; and represent the IPRC in national, regional, and state committees.
The IPRC is fortunate to have numerous skilled staff. Staff include financial and administrative staff; outreach, training and education staff; and research staff. A dedicated group of students completes our team. Student-initiated research is very important to our Center, and the IPRC’s leadership team provides mentorship and financial support to the Center’s students. In addition, students gain unique professional training opportunities from their paid work on Center projects.