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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Jennifer Johnson, PhD

  • Professor and C. S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Flint, MI

Dr. Johnson’s primary research goal is to improve mental health and substance use care for justice-involved individuals. In this work, cost,...

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Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, MS, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Public Health, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
  • Visiting Research Assistant Professor, Public Health and Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Michigan–Flint
  • Flint ReCAST Program Director, Division of Public Health, Michigan State University

Dr. Johnson-Lawrence is a social epidemiologist that uses community-based approaches to address determinants and prevention practices to promote...

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Amy Kilbourne, PhD, MPH

  • Evaluation Lead, Outreach and Translation Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center
  • Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Dr. Kilbourne’s research focuses on the development and implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) to improve outcomes for persons with...

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Cheryl King, PhD

  • Suicide Content Lead, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center
  • Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School
  • Director, Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Program, University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Dr. King’s Youth and Young Adult Depression and Suicide Prevention Research Program focuses on the development and improvement of evidence-based...

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Elizabeth King, PhD, MPH

  • Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, School of Public Health

Dr. King’s primary research interests are HIV prevention, access to HIV services for key affected populations, and gender-based violence....

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Karla Klas, BSN, RN, CCRP

  • Managing Director, Injury Prevention and Community Outreach, University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center

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