About The Center

Injury is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of premature death.

The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center (UI IPRC), under the direction of Corinne Peek-Asa, Ph.D., addresses this important public health problem. Founded in 1990, the UI IPRC is one of 10 injury "Centers of Excellence" funded by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The UI IPRC's primary goal is to control and prevent injuries, especially in rural communities, focusing on interdisciplinary research that leads to effective intervention. The Center continues to strive toward this goal through interdisciplinary research, training, and outreach, targeting a variety of populations and injury types.

Center Faculty and Staff


Executive Committee

Center Faculty

Center Staff

Expert Research Teams

Acute Care Research Team

Simulation and Human Factors Research Team

Interpersonal Violence Research Team

Behavioral Sciences and Evaluation Research Team

Emerging Issues in Rural Injury Research Team

International Research Team

External Advisors