The IPRC’s research is structured around five research areas: gender-based violence, opioid disorder and overdose, child abuse and neglect, traumatic brain injuries, and road traffic injuries. These focus areas reflect pressing national injury and violence prevention (IVP) priorities and are closely aligned with the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control research priorities.
Our teams have extensive research and practice expertise in the five research focus areas, as well as expertise in a wide range of other IVP areas. Recent IPRC studies addressed innovative approaches to falls prevention; changing attitudes and norms around concussion prevention; community- and policy-based interventions to prevent opioid overdose; crash risk and youth driver licensing in minorities; child abuse and neglect in Alaskan populations; and campus sexual violence prevention policies.
The IPRC collaborates with community leaders and practitioners to inform our research and facilitate translation of research into good practice. We do this through meetings, workshops, and training with policy makers, practitioners, and community members who have experienced injury and violence first-hand.
The IPRC is committed to fostering interdisciplinary research and allocating the resources that help us pull together research teams that span multiple disciplines — allowing us to rapidly respond to emerging IVP issues.
Our research teams are charged with implementing our vision of advancing the science of effective and evidence-based prevention, using innovative and participatory research methods to protect vulnerable populations that experience a high burden of injury and violence.