Injury Research and Prevention Policy
Injury is the leading cause of death for children ages 19 and younger. The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) includes a team of behavioral scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, engineers, and many others dedicated to making children, teens and young adults safe from injury. The team translates scientific research into practical tools and guidelines for families, professionals and policymakers.
Research topics include:
- Traffic injury prevention
- Violence injury prevention
- Concussion and head injury prevention and recovery
- Digital health
- Pediatric biomechanics
- Post-injury care and recovery
The center also is a part of a multi-site Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies, where researchers from CHOP, The Ohio State University, and the University of Pennsylvania work with industry members to conduct translational research on pediatric injury prevention that is practical to industry.
Clinicians from CIRP testified before Philadelphia City Council on youth gun violence and continue to provide information to policymakers on violence impacting children.