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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.​​​​​​​


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BMC at APHA & EPH 2018

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BMC will be at the American Public Health Association Meeting in San Diego and the European Public Health Conference in Ljubljana this November – come speak to us about your research!

Visit our Public Health page to explore the journals we publish in your field, and find a special selection of content relevant to the themes of these conferences.

Aims and scope

Injury Epidemiology is dedicated to advancing the scientific foundation for 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.

Read the full aims and scope here.

Jess Kraus Award

Dr Jess KrausThe 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 to present a special seminar at Columbia University.

2017 recipient
Interaction of marijuana and alcohol on fatal motor vehicle crash risk: a case–control study by Chihuri et al. Read the associated blog here.

View past award recipients here.

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.

Edith Essie Clarke

Editorial Board member profile: Edith Essie Clarke

Dr Edith Essie Clarke recently retired from the Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Health, having worked for the organization for the past twenty years as (Senior) Specialist /Program Manager for Occupational and Environmental Health. In this role she was extensively involved in research, supervision and in making inputs into related policies. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Ghana National Poison Information Center which offers guidance to clinicians and the general public in prevention and management of injuries caused by environmental toxins and other poisons. She is a part-time Lecturer of Occupational Health at the School of Public Health, University of Ghana. She has been a senior mentor on the N.I. H. sponsored Ghana-Michigan Post-doctoral and Research Trainee NEtwoRk - Investing in Innovation (PARTNER II). She has co-authored a number of books /manuals and several peer-reviewed journal articles on various aspects of occupational and environmental health, including some which focus on injuries and ill-health particularly those arising from mining.


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