Core Faculty/ Practitioners

We work closely with faculty and practitioners across many disciplines, university departments, and locations throughout the University of Michigan and the nation. These research experts generate and share new findings about injury prevention that can impact both policy and 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. Search the directory of these Core Faculty/Practitioners to discover potential opportunities for research partnerships and collaboration. You may also search on injury focus area and find all in our research community who specialize in that area.

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Justin Heinze, PhD

  • Evaluation Lead, Outreach and Translation Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center
  • Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Dr. Heinze's research interests include developmental transitions, social exclusion/ostracism, school safety and longitudinal data methodology....

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Todd Herrenkohl, PhD

  • Professor and Marion Elizabeth Blue Endowed Chair in Children and Families, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

Child maltreatment and the psychosocial and developmental underpinnings of health-risk behaviors in youth and adults; substance use, mental and...

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Paul Hilliard, MS, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, U-M Medical School
  • Director, Acute Pain Service, University of Michigan
  • Director, Regional Anesthesia, University of Michigan
  • Medical Director, Institutional Opioid and Pain Management Strategy, University of Michigan
  • Chair, Hospital Pain Committee, University of Michigan

Dr. Hilliard's research focuses on acute pain management and outcomes, acute pain assessment validation, regional anesthesia and outcomes. His...

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Jingwen Hu, MS, PhD

  • Research Associate Professor, Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan
  • Research Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Dr. Hu’s research interests primarily focus on impact/injury biomechanics in motor-vehicle crashes by a multidisciplinary approach using...

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Mark Ilgen, PhD

  • Professor, Psychiatry, Univeristy of Michgan
  • Director, Addiction Treatment Services, University of Michigan
  • Associate Director, Adult Research, Addiction Center, University of Michigan
  • Research Investigator, Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System

Dr. Ilgen is interested in improving the care for individuals with co-occurring pain and addiction. This applies to those with opioid use disorders...

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Kelli Jankens, MBA, CPST

  • Trauma Injury Prevention Manager, Trauma Services, MidMichigan Medical Center, Midland, MI

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