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Rebecca Cunningham, MD

Interim Vice President for Research, Office of Research, University of Michigan

Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

Professor, Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School

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Dr. Cunningham is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School and Professor in the Department of Health Behavior & Health Education at the U-M School of Public Health. As Director of the U-M Injury Prevention Center (one of nine centers in the nation), Dr. Cunningham conceptualizes, oversees, and guides the short and long-term missions of the Injury Prevention Center. Dr. Cunningham concurrently continues her work as a practicing Emergency Department physician at the University of Michigan.

Research Interests

Dr. Cunningham has a distinguished career in researching intentional injury and substance use prevention including Opioids, particularly of youth and young adult populations. Her expertise is in research on substance use, violence, and other negative outcomes, and the development and application of behavioral interventions in the ED setting.