Areas of Focus

Other Emerging Areas

The U-M Injury Prevention Center has an emerging portfolio in adverse childhood experiences, child maltreatment, burns, drowning, substance abuse, and pediatric injuries. From funded exploratory studies to educational events, we are working to find ways to prevent injury across populations in the Great Lakes Region and the United States. Below you’ll find links to more information about our work in this area, as well as a listing of members doing work or interested in this area. We invite you to explore and join us as we move forward to advance research and prevention.


Courses and Toolkits


Massive Open Online Course–Child Maltreatment Section

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A Summary of Evidence-Based Child Maltreatment Prevention Programs–Triple P and the Nurse-Family Partnership

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U-M IPC Lunchtime Seminar: Dr. Maria Muzik, Child Maltreatment

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Other Emerging Areas Prevention Information and Tools

Prevention Resources

Summary of Evidence-Based Child Maltreatment Prevention Programs–Triple P and the Nurse-Family Partnership
This handout highlights the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program, a community health program for low-income, first-time moms and their babies, and the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) program, a multi-level system of interventions for parents with children from birth to 16 years.

Summary of an Evidence-Based Child Maltreatment Program–The Period of PURPLE Crying
This handout highlights the Period of PURPLE Crying, an evidence-based Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma prevention program that supports parents and caregivers in understanding typical crying features of normal infants.

Funded Research Projects Focused on Other Emerging Areas Prevention

The U-M Injury Prevention Center has funded current and past injury research projects focusing on the prevention of Other Emerging Areas.

Core Faculty and Practitioners with Expertise in Other Emerging Areas Prevention

Please click on a faculty/practitioner’s name to access their full profile with research interests and funded projects.

Andrew Grogan-Kaylor

Professor, Social Work, University of Michigan

Karla S. Klas

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

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Jennifer Waljee

Associate Professor, Surgery, U-M Medical School

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James A. Cranford

Associate Research Scientist, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

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Todd Herrenkohl

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

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Maureen Walton

Research Core Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

Marie Snodgrass

Injury Prevention Program Lead, Pediatric Trauma Program, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan

Anne Fernandez

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Douglas Roehler

Epidemiologist, Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stewart Wang

Endowed Professor of Burn Surgery, Surgery, U-M Medical School

Vicki Johnson-Lawrence

Assistant Professor, Division of Public Health, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University

Sean McCabe
Sean Esteban McCabe

Director, Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health (DASH), School of Nursing, University of Michigan

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Lara Coughlin

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

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Lisa Fedina

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Michigan

Kipling (Kip) Bohnert

Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University

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Denise G. Tate

Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, U-M Medical School

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Jane Riebe-Rodgers

Clinical Information Analyst, Pediatric Trauma, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan

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Peter F. Ehrlich

Co-Director, Outreach and Translation Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Shawna Jo Lee

Associate Professor, Social Work, University of Michigan

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Andrew Hashikawa

Professor, Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School

Richard L. Neitzel

Associate Director, Global Public Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health

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Jamie Racklyeft

Executive Director, Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium,

Members with Interest/Expertise in Other Emerging Areas Prevention

  • Abdellahi El Moustapha
  • Ahmed Mostafa, PhD
    University of Michigan
  • Albert King, PhD
    Wayne State University
  • Alex Rohrer, DSocSci
    Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania
  • Amanda Wyman
    Bronson Methodist Hospital
  • Amy A. Randall, MSN, RN
    C. S. Mott Children's Hospital
  • Andrew Olemgbe
    Evolv Technology
  • Anita Arthur
    Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
  • Anna Reeve, MSW
    Metro Health Hospital
  • Anne Buu, PhD
    University of Michigan
  • Annise Wassman, EdS
    Mesa Public Schools
  • Anthony Chiodo, MD
    University of Michigan
  • Archana Dineshkumar Manhachery, MSc
    Indira Gandhi National Open University, India
  • Aron K. Barbey, Ph.D.
    Beckman Institute
  • Ashley Seabolt, LPC
  • Autumn Rae Florimbio, PhD
    University of Michigan
  • Belinda Roman-Aviles, PhD
    University of Puerto Rico Cayey
  • Benita Arokiaraj, MPH
    Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
  • Brandon Bond, BA
    University of Michigan
  • Bridget Fox
    St John of God Kerry Services
  • Caitlin Brauer, MSW
    FairSky Foundation
  • Carmen Butcher-Houston, MSW
    Legacy/Sums Guidance & Therapy
  • Carrie Cantrell, LMSW, MPH
    Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Cate Vreede, MPH
    Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
  • Cathy Reisfield
    Dependable Dogs: Training for Success at Both Ends of the Leash, Kids & Dogs: Safer Together
  • Chad Chaney, MS
    Florida Virtual School (FLVS)
  • Chad Engelhardt
    Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • Chastity Flint, BSN, RN
    Driscoll Health Plan
  • Cheryl Stevenson, MSN, RN, TCRN
    Bronson Methodist Hospital
  • Chigozie Agwuncha, BTech
    University of Michigan