Applying to become a University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center Core Faculty/Practitioner

We work closely with faculty and practitioners across many disciplines, university departments and locations throughout the University of Michigan and the world. Our Core Faculty are research experts that generate and share new findings about injury prevention that can impact both policy and individual behavior. Their work may encompass both intentional injury and unintentional injury. We are excited to share and help translate and disseminate the research findings of this productive community.



The designation of a University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center Core Faculty is available to those with a(n):

  • Active faculty appointment at any university or higher education institution,
  • Record of peer-reviewed research in injury prevention science or policy,
  • Record of research support and productivity in injury prevention science or policy.

Our Core Practitioners help our communities and promote the injury prevention message. Examples include trauma nurses, safety program coordinators, state initiative champions, certified passenger safety technicians, and many others.

The designation of a University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center Core Practitioner is available to:

  • Active injury prevention practitioners, program/project managers or advocates,
  • Those with a record of promoting evidence-based injury prevention messaging and initiatives.



As a Core Faculty/Practitioner, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Online Profile
    • You will have an online profile on the Injury Prevention Center website. This includes your picture displayed on the website, along with your email, biography, links to news and research articles on your work, your focus areas, and any additional work you have completed with the Injury Prevention Center (e.g., videos from the concussion summit).
  • Recognition
    • You will be able to list yourself as a U-M Injury Prevention Center Core Faculty on CVs and biosketches.
    • The U-M Injury Prevention Center will be available to provide letters of support for grants or projects, if appropriate.
  • Communications Support
    • The Injury Prevention Center and outreach core aid you in creating one page press ready briefs on your work, connect you with media relations teams at U-M, with reporters seeking expert sources, and will work with you to create materials that are able to be disseminated to your audience to translate your injury science to impact.
  • Access to our Policy Workgroup
    • The Injury Prevention Center can assist with any work you do with policy makers and injury related stakeholder groups.
  • Promotion of your work
    • The Injury Prevention Center will promote your work via twitter and Facebook, in our newsletter, our website, and also through print materials at events and conferences.
  • Email Updates
    • You will receive monthly/bi-monthly newsletters, and periodic emails of funding opportunities, events, and injury prevention news and the latest evidence-based research.
  • Networking
    • You will have access to other core faculty and the Injury Center leadership and Injury Center team to network and discover new potential collaborators.
  • Distinguished Faculty Seminars, Workshops, and other events
    • You will have access to all events organized by the Injury Prevention Center or co-sponsored by the Injury Prevention Center. These events include trainings, educational events, and national conferences that focus on injury prevention science.
  • Statistics and Methods Consultation
    • As a Core Faculty or Practitioner, you will have access to statistical and technical assistance from our Stats and Methods Core.
  • Research Support including Funding Opportunities
    • Core Faculty and Practitioners will have opportunities to apply for pilot program funding, access to grant writing support, and access to interns and post-docs.


If you are interested in discussing a potential role as Core Faculty or Core Practitioner with our Injury Prevention Center leadership, please contact Jessica Roche, Managing Director.