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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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Injuries in girls’ soccer and basketball: a comparison of high schools with and without athletic trainers

Sports injuries impose physical and economic burdens on high school athletes, yet only 37% of high schools have access to a fulltime certified athletic trainer. This article investigates the epidemiology of girls’ basketball and soccer injuries in high schools with and without an athletic trainer.​​​​​​​

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

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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.

Kwok Ng

Editorial Board member profile: Kwok Ng

Kwok Ng obtained his PhD in sport sciences from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland and is currently a Post-doctoral Researcher at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He is the European Representative of the International Federation in Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA). He is a member of the HBSC Finland team, chair of the Chronic Conditions Working Group and member of the Physical Activity Focus Group and Violence and Injury Prevention Focus Groups. He has served as a member of the Education Department in the European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology Managing Council between 2011-2015. He served as a reviewer for the several journals in the fields of adapted physical activity, health education, as well as sport and exercise psychology. He also acted as chair of the organising committee of the 7th ENYSSP workshop, Jyväskylä, 2011.


2017 Journal Metrics

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    43 days from submission to first decision
    92 days from submission to acceptance
    18 days from acceptance to publication

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