Leadership & Staff


U-M Injury Prevention Center Leadership


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Patrick Carter, MD

  • Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan
  • Youth Violence Content Lead, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center
  • Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School

Dr. Carter’s research aims to understand the epidemiology and characteristics of firearm violence among urban youth and minority populations....

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Maureen Walton, MPH, PhD

  • Senior Associate Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan
  • Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School
  • Associate Director for Child Research, Addiction Center, University of Michigan

Dr. Walton has particular interest and expertise in developing e-health and m-health interventions (e.g., web, text messaging, social media,...

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Nichole Burnside

Nichole Burnside, MBA

  • Managing Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

Ms. Burnside is involved in all of the core injury focus areas of the U-M IPC as part of her work as Managing Director. She has extensive...

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Rebecca Cunningham, MD

  • Vice President for Research, Office of Research, University of Michigan
  • Senior Advisor, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan
  • William G. Barsan Collegiate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School

Dr. Cunningham has a distinguished career in researching intentional injury and substance use prevention including Opioids, particularly of youth...

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U-M Injury Prevention Center Staff


Amanda Ballesteros

Amanda Ballesteros, MPH

  • Project Manager, System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance (SOS), Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan
  • Research Area Specialist Intermediate, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

Research interests include substance use, mental health, intentional injury, and firearm violence.

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Taylor Hautala, MPH

  • Project Coordinator, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

Taylor’s research interests include child & adolescent health, mental health, substance abuse, and health communications.

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Sonia Kamat

Sonia Kamat, MS

  • Research Core Coordinator, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan
  • Research Area Specialist, Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan

Ms. Kamat assists with data management on several injury prevention projects that focus on youth violence, motor vehicle crash, opioids overdose,...

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Lisa Orrison,

  • Administrative Specialist Associate, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

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U-M Injury Prevention Center Affiliates


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Jessica Roche, MPH

  • Managing Director, Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, University of Michigan

Ms. Roche is the Managing Director of the U-M Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention and former Managing Director of the Injury Prevention Center....

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Carrie Musolf, ABA

  • Administrative Coordinator, Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, University of Michigan

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Matthew Myers, MPH

  • PhD Student, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Matthew has a particular interest in the epidemiology and health outcomes associated with substance use. He has a history evaluating policy effects...

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