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Risk markers for fatal and non-fatal prescription drug overdose: a meta-analysis

Drug overdose is a public health crisis in the United States, due in part to the unintended consequences of increases in prescribing of opioid analgesics. This review highlights fatal and non-fatal prescription drug risk markers most frequently assessed in peer-reviewed and grey literature.


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Firearm ownership among American veterans: findings from the 2015 National Firearm Survey

Better understanding firearm ownership among veterans can usefully inform ongoing suicide prevention efforts aiming to facilitate lethal means safety among vulnerable veterans during at-risk periods.

Aims and scope

The editorial mission of Injury Epidemiology is to advance the science and practice of injury prevention and control through timely publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed research. Injury Epidemiology aims to be the premier venue for communicating epidemiologic studies of unintentional and intentional injuries, including, but not limited to, morbidity and mortality from motor vehicle crashes, drug overdose/poisoning, falls, drowning, fires/burns, iatrogenic injury, suicide, homicide, assaults, and abuse.

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Jess Kraus Award

The Jess Kraus Award is given each year to the author(s) of the best paper published in Injury Epidemiology, selected by the editorial board according to novelty, simplicity, clarity and potential impact on population health. The winner receives a commemorative plaque and is invited by the editorial office to present a special seminar at Columbia University.

2017's Recipient
Interaction of marijuana and alcohol on fatal motor vehicle crash risk: a case–control study
Chihuri S, Li G and Chen Q
Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:8

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Society affiliation

Injury Epidemiology is published through a partnership between Columbia University Medical Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention and Springer Nature.

The Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention's mission is to improve population health by reducing the morbidity and mortality from unintentional and intentional injuries through knowledge creation, dissemination and translation of scientific discoveries, development of innovative and multilevel training and education programs, and promotion of best practices and evidence-based interventions.

Carl Soderstrom

Editorial Board member profile: Dr. Carl Soderstrom

Dr. Carl Soderstrom spent 25 years in the trauma surgery faculty of the School of Medicine, University of Maryland and was research faculty at the School’s National Study Center for Trauma and EMS (Baltimore, MD), becoming a Professor of Surgery. In 2005 he was appointed the full-time Chief of the Medical Advisory Board of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (Glen Burnie, MD). He leads the MAB in providing advice regarding medical fitness to drive and policy based on current research. In addition, he is a Faculty Associate at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Health Policy & Management.

He has published over 100 peer-review papers, chapters and reports. In addition to clinical papers on trauma care, his primary focus has been on injury prevention, particularly related to substance abuse and injury associated vehicular crashes. He has been the principal investigator of numerous injury prevention studies including N.I.H. funded studies.

Among other societal activities, Dr. Soderstrom is a fellow of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. He served as President of AAAM for two years. Dr. Soderstrom has served and continues to serve on local, regional, and national committees, societies, and task forces addressing issues related to injury prevention.


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