The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center benefits from the active participation of faculty, researchers, students, trainees, practitioners, and others interested in supporting injury prevention. Peruse our membership list below. See also our Core Faculty and Core Practitioners. If you are not a member, we invite you to join!

Membership List

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Abdulkarim, Mahmoud

Administrative / Project Coordinator

Organization: School of Nursing

Areas of Interest: Opioid overdose

Department(s): DASH Center (Center for the study of drugs, alcohol, smoking, and health)

Abiodun, Damilola

Safety Manager

Organization: Bin omran

Areas of Interest:

Department(s): SAFETY

Abramovich, Jenya

Transportation Planner

Organization: SEMCOG

Areas of Interest: Road Safety

Department(s): Plan Implementation

Ackley, Angela

Emergency Manager

Organization: Eaton Rapids Medical Center

Areas of Interest: Injury Prevention, Emergency Services

Department(s): Emergency Services, Healthcare

Adair, Ainsley

Organization: University of Michigan LSA

Areas of Interest: Growing up around sports and injuries, I have always wanted to pursue a career in which I could have an impact in preventing concussions and TBIs. As an undergraduate student, I wish to gain hands-on experience to further pursue my interests as well as learn valuable information.

Department(s): Neuroscience

Adgate, Michelle

Complex Care Manager

Organization: University of Michigan

Areas of Interest: Complex Care, Social Work, working with underserved populations doing intensive case management

Department(s): Social Work

Aiyer, Sophie

Post-doctoral fellow

Organization: University of Michigan

Areas of Interest: Youth Violence

Department(s): SPH, HBHE

Akalonu, George


Organization: University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria

Areas of Interest: I am a leading Injury prevention academic reseacher and an active injury prevention Occupational Safety and Health specialist with several years of industrial practice who wish to join your centre. Most of my research publications on injury prevention can be found at Researchgate International.

Department(s): I obtained my Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Occupational Health and Safety from the University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria in 2019. I equally have a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering as well as a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have co-authored a book and have published several leading peer- reviewed articles in leading international journals on accidents, injuries and illnesses causatives, prevention and control.Currently I work with the American oil giant ExxonMobil in Nigeria for well over 18 years. I have held various leadership coordinating roles in facilities maintenance, Safety, Health and Environment where I am engaged in workforce injuries prevention roles at the worksite.

Akbari, Mostafa


Organization: Iran University of Science and Technology

Areas of Interest:

Department(s): Automotive engineering

Al Temawi, Mohammed

Doctoral Student

Organization: University of Michigan Flint

Areas of Interest: Research in concussion assessment and prevention as I pursue my PhD studies in neurologic concentration of physical therapy

Department(s): Physical Therapy Department - College of Health Sciences

Alexander, Amir

Network Project Manager

Organization: Wake Forest Baptist Health

Areas of Interest: multi-center, human subjects research of all funding mechanisms

Department(s): Networking

Alexander, Katie

Director of Safe Routes to School

Organization: Michigan Fitness Foundation

Areas of Interest: Community Development & Organization, Event Planning, Administration, Customer Service

Department(s): Safe Routes to School

Allison, Sarah

Health Action Coordinator

Organization: Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Areas of Interest: Medical safety outreach, community awareness, marketing, community outreach,

Department(s): Health Action

Almani, Farideh

Research Associate

Organization: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Areas of Interest: Motor vehicle crash injury prevention

Department(s): Transportation Research Institute

Alnashri, Yahya


Organization: Johns Hopkins University, USA & Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Areas of Interest: Health Management and policy, road safety and policy research in Saudi Arabia and Gulf Countries

Department(s): Bloomberg School of Public Health, JHUCollege of Medicine, PSAU

Alsobrook, William

Owner/CEO, Alsobrook Family Companies, LLC

Organization: Florida Tech

Areas of Interest: Combat veteran that works a lot with vets many of whom are suicidal and or on Opioids. (Student, Florida Tech)

Department(s): Applied Behavior Analysis

Alt, Quinn

Assistant General Manager

Organization: Goldfish Swim School

Areas of Interest: Leadership, Management, Swimming

Department(s): Management

Alvarado, Tori


Organization: Ottawa County

Areas of Interest: Domestic and International Public Health Care, Health Care Administration

Department(s): Community Mental Health Program

Alway, Holly

Injury Prevention Manager

Organization: Mercy Health

Areas of Interest: Project Management, Traffic Safety Education, Child Passenger Safety

Department(s): Injury Prevention

Anderson, Frank

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education

Organization: University of Michigan

Areas of Interest: Health of pregnant women worldwide

Department(s): Medical School, Public Health

Anderson, RaeAnn

Assistant Professor

Organization: University of North Dakota

Areas of Interest: Trauma, Sexual Violence, Violence Prevention

Department(s): Psychology

Anderson, Richard

Engineering Director Cornerstone Casting /Founding Member Centauren L.L.C.

Organization: Centauren L.L.C.

Areas of Interest: Recent discovery of Dr. P Carters Article on teen access to firearms increase during Pandemic

Department(s): Manufacturing Engineering-FFL-07 Licensee

Anderson, III, Harry

Attending Surgeon; Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Organization: St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

Areas of Interest: Traumatic brain injury, thoracic trauma, acute respiratory failure, surgical critical care, trauma systems

Department(s): Department of Surgery St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

Andracki, Julia

Masters Student

Organization: Husson University

Areas of Interest: Swimming & Diving, Psychology, Occupational Therapy

Department(s): Occupational Therapy

Andrews, Courtney

Health Promotion Specialist

Organization: Livingston County

Areas of Interest: Public Health, Health Education

Department(s): Public Health

Andrews, Paige

Violence and Injury Prevention Strategic Planner

Organization: Wisconsin Department of Public Health

Areas of Interest: Increased collaboration around injury and violence prevention evidence-based best practices and their evaluation/results.

Department(s): Public Health, Community Health Promotion, Family Health Section, Adolescent Health, Overdose Harm Prevention Unit

Arafat, Eaysir


Organization: Centre for Accident research and Road safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q)

Areas of Interest: I am a researcher and working on road safety.

Department(s): Department of Psychology and Counselling

Arfken, Cynthia


Organization: Wayne State University

Areas of Interest: Alcohol and drug abuse epidemiology and health services research

Department(s): Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University

Arias, Erika

Sociology Ph.D. Student at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Organization: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Areas of Interest: I am broadly interested in reproductive decision-making among women and couples, and specifically voluntary childlessness. I am also interested in collaborating with researchers and faculty at the Injury Prevention Center on projects related to sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention.

Department(s): -Sociology department at U-M-Population Students Center, Predoctoral trainee

Armstrong, Bryan

Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Organization: Michigan Department of Transportation

Areas of Interest: Project Management, Policy, Economic Development

Department(s): Office of Transportation Economic Development and Enhancement

Armstrong-Goldman, Markyta

Clinical Transformation Specialist

Organization: Ascension Health

Areas of Interest: Nursing, Health Strategies, Quality, Population Health Programs

Department(s): Quality, Adaption, and Optimization

Arnold, Shelli

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Organization: War Memorial Hospital

Areas of Interest: Emergency Preparedness, Response Protocol

Department(s): Emergency Services

Arnott, Claire

Organization: Open University

Areas of Interest: I am a psychology student who would like to work in this kind of field in the UK.

Department(s): Psychology

Arokiaraj, Benita

Graduate Student

Organization: Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Areas of Interest:

Department(s): Behavioral, Social and Health Education Sciences

Arruda, Ellen


Organization: University of Michigan

Areas of Interest: TBI, Concussion, Injury prevention through better protective equipment and tissue engineering strategies for soft tissue repair

Department(s): Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Arthur, Anita

MiVDRS Epidemiologist

Organization: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Areas of Interest: Epidemiology

Department(s): MDHHS

Ashwell, Louise

Research Assistant

Organization: University of Michigan

Areas of Interest: Focus on Intimate Partner Violence (with Professor Lisa Fedina)

Department(s): School of Social Work

Austic, Elizabeth

Project Senior Manager

Organization: University of Michigan

Areas of Interest: Data management, Data analysis, Data visualization methods

Department(s): Economic Growth Institute

Baca, David


Organization: Intercultural Conflict Resolutions, LLC

Areas of Interest: As a Professional Mediator on occasion I am faced with mediating for divorcing couples in which IPV has occurred.

Department(s): Rev. David A. Baca, PhD (ABD), Intercultural Studies, MDiv, BAOrdained Minister / Professional Mediator / Intercultural SpecialistFounder / President / Director, Intercultural Conflict Resolutions,LLC

Bade, Suzanne

Occupational Therapist

Organization: University of Michigan

Areas of Interest: Occupational Therapy

Department(s): Psychology, Therapy

Bagge, Courtney

Associate Professor; Research Investigator

Organization: University of Michigan Medical Center; VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Areas of Interest: Examination of near-term risk for adverse outcomes (suicide attempts; opioid overdose; youth violence); Using technology to develop different models/modes of intervention for these adverse outcomes; prevention (means safety, particularly pertaining to firearms)

Department(s): Psychiatry (UM)Center for Clinical Management and Research (VA)

Bair, Holly


Organization: Beaumont Health System

Areas of Interest: Rapid reversal protocol for anticoagulated patients with traumatic head bleeds

Department(s): Trauma Program

Balderrama, Areli

Graduate Student

Organization: Areli Balderrama

Areas of Interest: Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on recovery, treatment, prevention process for folks dealing with substance use disorder.

Department(s): Candidate for Master of Urban & Regional Planning and Master of Health Behavior & Health Education, May 2022

Baldwin, Grant


Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Areas of Interest: Unintentional Injury Prevention, Injury Control

Department(s): National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Balto, Susan

Graduate Student

Organization: University of Michigan

Areas of Interest: Family violence, ACEs, trauma

Department(s): School of Public Health: Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Social Work: Children and Youth in Families

Baluja, Arushi


Organization: Institute of Road Traffic Education

Areas of Interest: Public Health, Transportation Research

Department(s): Driver Training & International Affairs

Banerjee, Tanima


Organization: IHPI

Areas of Interest: Statistics

Department(s): Graduated from Department of Biostatistics

Bangen, Michelle

Co-Founder, Public Health Educator & Consultant

Organization: Incite Agency for Change

Areas of Interest: I'm a violence prevention and health promotion practitioner with leadership roles in state and national organizations pertaining to research in the field (Research committees for both Oregon's Youth and Adult Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plans and Research Co-Chair for the national Campus Advocates and Prevention Professionals Association).

Department(s): n/a

Bao, Shan

Assistant Research Scientist

Organization: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Areas of Interest: Motor vehicle crash injury prevention

Department(s): Human Factors Group, UMTRI

Barbey, Aron

Associate Professor

Organization: Beckman Institute

Areas of Interest: Neural foundations of human intelligence and decision-making, Cognitive neuroscience directed interventions

Department(s): Intelligence, Learning, and Plasticity