Injury Research

Theories, Methods, and Approaches

  • Guohua Li
  • Susan P. Baker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Injury Surveillance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margaret Warner, Li-Hui Chen
      Pages 3-21
    3. Li-Hui Chen, Margaret Warner
      Pages 23-43
    4. R. Dawn Comstock
      Pages 45-60
    5. Jean A. Langlois Orman, Anbesaw W. Selassie, Christopher L. Perdue, David J. Thurman, Jess F. Kraus
      Pages 61-85
  3. Injury Causation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Ling Li
      Pages 89-109
    3. Dennis F. Shanahan
      Pages 111-138
    4. Steven Wiker
      Pages 139-185
    5. Jonathan Howland, Damaris J. Rohsenow
      Pages 187-201
    6. Guohua Li, Susan P. Baker
      Pages 203-220
    7. Shannon Frattaroli
      Pages 221-233
    8. Shanthi Ameratunga, Jamie Hosking
      Pages 235-253
    9. Deborah C. Girasek
      Pages 255-266
  4. Injury Outcome

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Limor Aharonson-Daniel
      Pages 269-280
    3. Maria Seguí-Gómez, Francisco J. Lopez-Valdes
      Pages 281-295
    4. Craig Newgard
      Pages 297-315
    5. James F. Holmes
      Pages 317-336
    6. Cameron B. Jeter, John B. Redell, Anthony N. Moore, Georgene W. Hergenroeder, Jing Zhao, Daniel R. Johnson et al.
      Pages 337-355
    7. Renan C. Castillo
      Pages 357-369
    8. David Bishai, Abdulgafoor M. Bachani
      Pages 371-379
  5. Analytical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Shrikant I. Bangdiwala, Baishakhi Banerjee Taylor
      Pages 383-396
    3. Andrew E. Lincoln, Shane V. Caswell
      Pages 397-408
    4. Katherine M. Keyes, Guohua Li
      Pages 409-426
    5. David E. Clark, Lynne Moore
      Pages 427-446
    6. Becky P. Y. Loo, Shenjun Yao
      Pages 447-463
    7. Jurek Grabowski
      Pages 465-474
    8. Paul D. Juarez, Lorien Jasny
      Pages 475-491
  6. Approaches to Injury Reduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 493-493
    2. Tom Christoffel
      Pages 495-506
    3. David Hemenway
      Pages 507-517
    4. Leon S. Robertson
      Pages 519-527
    5. Flaura K. Winston, Kristy B. Arbogast, Joseph Kanianthra
      Pages 529-547
    6. Andrea Carlson Gielen, Eileen M. McDonald, Lara B. McKenzie
      Pages 549-567
    7. Lenora M. Olson, Stephen M. Bowman
      Pages 569-581
    8. Sneha Shah, Michelle Patch, Julius Cuong Pham
      Pages 583-597
    9. Samuel N. Forjuoh
      Pages 599-618
    10. Caroline F. Finch
      Pages 619-639
    11. Ted R. Miller, Delia Hendrie
      Pages 641-666
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 667-676

About this book


Injury Research

Theories, Methods, and Approaches

Guohua Li and Susan Baker, editors


From the long-held popular belief, “accidents will happen,” it is now recognized that this needn’t be the case. More and more, injury is being seen as no accident, not only predictable, but preventable—and an important public health issue requiring rigorous study and multiple levels of intervention.


To this end, Injury Research: Theories, Methods, and Approaches assembles a team of multidisciplinary experts from around the globe. Early chapters provide a solid foundation for gathering injury data and monitoring trends. Research methods and injury-reduction approaches gleaned from public health,

medicine, engineering, behavioral science, and other areas demonstrate both the intricacies of causation and the potential for intervention. The result is an authoritative and comprehensive textbook relevant for anyone planning to enter a career in injury control and prevention.


Featured in the coverage:


·         Methodological and technical issues in injury surveillance

·         Concepts and methods for understanding causes of injury, from epidemiology to ergonomics to forensic pathology

·         Methods and theories in measuring injury severity and for improving survival and functional outcomes, from patient triage to clinical prognosis to economic valuation

·         Statistical methods and modeling techniques particularly well-suited for injury data analysis

·         Multidisciplinary perspectives on injury control and program evaluation  



Injury Research is a bedrock text for graduate students studying injury and violence epidemiology as part of a Master’s in Public Health program.  Graduate students in related fields including emergency medicine, biomechanical engineering, transportation safety, urban planning, risk assessment, and criminal justice will find this book an important reference as well.


“The first textbook that comprehensively presents the theories and methods of injury research — from the way ergonomics can reduce injuries to the effect of trauma-center systems on an injured person’s chances of survival.” – New York Times


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Editors and affiliations

  • Guohua Li
    • 1
  • Susan P. Baker
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyColumbia University Mailman School of Public HealthNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Center for Injury Research and PolicyJohns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1598-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1599-2
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