Are you highly motivated, interested in safety and injury prevention, have experience or interest in data collection and analysis, and like to be active in your community? If so, contact Cara Hamann, our Training and Education Coordinator, to learn about student research and work opportunities available at the UI IPRC.
Learn more about some of our current students:
“The IPRC has members from the various departments within the College of Public Health. In addition to this they reach out to other colleges at the UI and organizations in the Iowa City area and beyond. This helps me as a student build confidence in starting research because many cases are team efforts that require collaboration with other supportive researchers.”
Projects: Evaluation of the 2018 Big Ten Threat Assessment Conference; Program development using theatre to build resilience in Iowa youth; Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and juvenile justice
“I’ve learned that collaboration is everything especially when dealing with topics as sensitive as injury and violence. At the IPRC, we all work together from our various specialties and fields to tackle the same problems from multiple angles. I value being a member of a passionate research center that encourages me to apply myself beyond what I thought were my limits.”
Projects: Youth workplace violence; global health violence against children
“Beyond the research being done, I saw the University of Iowa’s injury/violence researchers’ commitment to translation of their research into policy, and to partnership with in-field practitioners to develop prevention programming. Knowing I would learn about how to contribute evidence-based solutions to policy-relevant questions, as well as about how to help those solutions take root to have impact in policy and practice, drove my choice to study violence prevention at the University of Iowa.”
Projects: Healthcare policy pertaining to behavioral health and state-level child maltreatment outcomes; intimate partner violence firearm protections inclusive of dating partners and state-level intimate partner homicide outcomes; Teen dating violence policy
“Collaboration is so important to how public health functions, and that is no different at the IPRC. While I’ve always felt compelled to strike out a bit more independently with respect to my own projects, I have grown to rely on the experience of others at the IPRC to make sure I’m on the right path. This collaborative environment has been crucial, especially during a time where all our meetings are virtual! [during the pandemic]”
Projects: iCREATE (Injury Capacity in Research in Eastern Europe); INITIatE (International Collaboration to Increase Traumatic Brain Injury Surveillance in Europe); how TBI and the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the mental health of rural women in the Reserve Armed Forces and National Guard
“I was excited to join a supportive department with incredible faculty. The UI College of Public Health has created a collaborative environment which allows students to tailor their doctoral experience. As a doctoral student, the wisdom and experience from the faculty and staff at the IPRC are extremely valuable.”
Projects: Medication Empowerment and Deprescribing for Safety Study; Iowa Substance Use Data Set (I-SUDS): Preventing Overdose Through Actionable Data
Read our blog post: Students taking on injuries & violence.