Areas of Focus

ACEs and Other Emerging Injury Prevention 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.

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

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

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

Listen to a past lunchtime seminar presentation by Dr. Maria Muzik in the area of child maltreatment. Dr. Muzik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, and Assistant Research Scientist in the Center for Human Growth & Development, University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the study of stress, trauma, and mental illness in the context of childbearing, and its influence on the developing parent-infant relationship and parenting.

ACEs & Other Emerging Areas News & Events

04.26.23

Second Annual Suicide Research Symposium

The second annual Suicide Research Symposium, a free online conference, will take place April 26-28,…

11.27.22

SAVE the DATE: Safety 2022 – 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion: Postponed to November 27-30, 2022

Injury prevention and safety promotion is a maturing area. It involves many disciplines and interest…

04.11.22

2022 National Water Safety Conference

NDPA MISSION United, we can prevent the tragedy of drowning! We believe that together we…

05.05.22

U-M Injury Prevention Center Newsletter April 2022

This month’s highlights include new IPV-focused visual abstracts in the areas of alcohol-involved overdose deaths…

04.18.22

New Visual Abstract: Alcohol-involved Overdose Deaths in U.S. Veterans

New Visual Abstract: Alcohol-involved Overdose Deaths in U.S. Veterans The University of Michigan Injury Prevention…

04.01.22

Featured in PBS Interview: Core Faculty Dr. Erin Bonar Speaks on Cannabis and Driving Under the Influence

Featured in PBS Interview: Core Faculty Dr. Erin Bonar Speaks on Cannabis and Driving Under…

ACEs & Other Emerging Areas Information & Tools

Massive Open Online Course--Child Maltreatment Section

The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center developed a massive open online course, available for free here. This course includes a section on child maltreatment, which introduces learners to issues and prevention strategies related to child maltreatment and punishment.

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 ACEs & Other Emerging Areas

The U-M Injury Prevention Center has funded current and past injury prevention research projects focusing on ACEs and other emerging areas of injury prevention. Peruse the projects listed below.

Core Faculty and Practitioners with Expertise in ACEs & Other Emerging Areas

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Jamie Racklyeft

Executive Director, Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium,

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Jennifer Waljee

Associate Professor, Surgery, U-M Medical School

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Lara Coughlin

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

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Jane Riebe-Rodgers

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

Marie Snodgrass

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

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Lisa Fedina

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Michigan

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Denise G. Tate

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

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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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Andrew Grogan-Kaylor

Professor, Social Work, University of Michigan

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Kipling (Kip) Bohnert

Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University

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Anne Fernandez

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

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Karla S. Klas

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

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Vicki Johnson-Lawrence

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

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Maureen Walton

Senior Associate Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

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Stewart Wang

Endowed Professor of Burn Surgery, Surgery, 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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Andrew Hashikawa

Professor, Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School

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Douglas Roehler

Epidemiologist, Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Shawna Jo Lee

Associate Professor, Social Work, 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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Richard L. Neitzel

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

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James A. Cranford

Associate Research Scientist, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Members with Interest/Expertise in ACEs & Other Emerging Areas

  • Molly Merrill-Francis
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Mostafa Akbari, MSc
    Iran University of Science and Technology
  • Natalie Schellpfeffer, MD
    University of Michigan
  • Nebiyat Girma, BA
    University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • Nichole Burnside, MBA
    University of Michigan
  • Niki Konstantinides, BA
    CU Boulder
  • Oluchi Uju-Eke
    University of Michigan
  • Paige Andrews
    Wisconsin Department of Public Health
  • Pam Ford
    Safe Kids Greater South Haven, led by Bronson Health Group
  • Paul Nelson, MD, MS
    Family Health Care, P.C.
  • Peter Gregory, PhD
    Virginia Center for Public Safety
  • Pnina Tranen
    University of Michigan School of Public Health and University of Michigan School of Social Work
  • Rebecca Cruz-Nanez, LMSW
    Southern Nevada Health District
  • Rebecca Guy
    BCLP
  • Rebecca Mackinnon, BSc
    The Open University
  • Rebekkah McLellan, MPH
    University of Lynchburg
  • Renee McCabe, BSN, RN
    Augusta University Health/Children's Hospital of Georgia
  • Rob Moss
    RammyMen
  • Robbyn Candelaria, MA
    Van Buren ISD
  • Robert Curran
    NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell
  • Ronnie Tyson, LMSW
    Flint Odyssey House Inc
  • Russell Faust, MD, PhD, FAAP
    Oakland County Health Division
  • Samantha Boland
    NHS
  • Samantha Tefft, BS
    Bronson Methodist Hospital
  • Sara Loughrige
    Van Buren Community Mental Health
  • Sara Soloman, MPH, RD
    Penn Injury Science Center
  • Sarah Nechuta, PhD
    Grand Valley State University
  • Sarah Sherman, PhD
    Exponent
  • Sari M. van Anders, Ph.D.
    University of Michigan
  • Scott Beebe, ATC
    Munson Healthcare Boyne Rehabilitation Center