epidemiology - injury research

Injury Research

The Department supports, facilitates, and undertakes public health research in injury prevention and control through a multi-disciplinary approach in areas of Road Traffic Injuries (RTIs), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBIs), suicides, and violence. Research activities have been undertaken in collaboration with associated departments and centres, government departments and international agencies at local, national and international levels. Research focus has been on problem ascertainment, recognition of potentially modifiable risk factors, evidence based intervention strategies and systematic evaluations. Research has been largely translated to policy change and field level public health interventions in injury prevention and safety promotion, apart from numerous research article publications. In 2002, recognizing the contributions and future prospects, the department was recognized as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (one of the 3 centres in South East Asia). The centre works in the areas of Road traffic Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury, Suicide Prevention, Violence prevention and work place injuries. For more details on resources related to Injury research, visit WHO Collaborating Centre for Injury Prevention And Safety Promotion.