Regional Injury Prevention Research Center

About

The Regional Injury Prevention Research Center (RIPRC) was established to provide a multidisciplinary program for the prevention and control of injuries, including catastrophic and long-term disabling injuries, with attention to the rural environment. The overall goal of this Center is to develop injury control programs, which will ultimately reduce mortality, morbidity, and disability from injury in rural and other areas using a comprehensive and integrated approach that incorporates research, education, and intervention efforts.

The uniqueness of this Center is its focus on injuries, which are a major source of disability, life years lost and costs to the region and society, in general. This Center is one of few such designated centers in the country and is exceptional, not only because of the collaborative endeavors among multiple institutions and agencies in several states and areas in the North Central American region but, also, because of the available expertise and relevant resources from many scientific disciplines. Nationally and internationally recognized, it will provide ongoing opportunities to students, researchers, and public health personnel and serve as a major resource to the region at large.

Co-Directors

Susan Goodwin Gerberich, PhD
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota
420 Delaware Street S.E., MMC-807
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 625-5934
gerbe001@umn.edu

Bruce Alexander, PhD
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota
420 Delaware Street S.E., MMC-807
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 625-7934
balex@umn.edu

Research

Work Practices and Childhood Agricultural Injury. Muree Larson-Bright, PhD, Susan G. Gerberich, PhD1, Bruce H. Alexander, PhD, James G. Gurney, PhD, Ann S. Masten, PhD, Timothy R. Church, PhD, Andrew D. Ryan, MS, Colleen M. Renier, BS

TABLE 1: Respondent Characteristics and Exposures (pdf)

TABLE 2: Characteristics Associated with Children’s Agricultural Work Practices – Results of Multivariable linear regression (N=2311) (pdf)

Horse-Related Injuries Among Agricultural Household Members. Sibel Erkal, PhD, Susan G. Gerberich, PhD, Andrew D. Ryan, MS,  Bruce H. Alexander, PhD,   and Colleen M. Renier, BS

FIGURE 1: Horse-Related Injuries to Children: Regional Rural Injury Study II (RRIS-II): Causal Model for Multivariate Analyses (pdf)

FIGURE 2: Horse-Related Injuries to Children: Regional Rural Injury Study II (RRIS-II): Causal Model for Multivariate Analyses (pdf)

TABLE: Horse-Related Injury Event Rates per 1,000 Persons/Year among Agricultural Household Members: Regional Rural Injury Study – II (pdf)

Longitudinal study of metropolitan transit bus operators over a five-year period to identify injury incidence and potential risk factors through examination of daily exposure records

Figure 1: Causal Model: Metropolitan Transit Bus Operator Study, 2006-2011

Figure 2: Example of Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) for Work Start Time: Metropolitan Transit Bus Operator Study, 2006-2011

 

 

 

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