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Public Health Week – Safety is NO Accident

Each year, nearly 150,000 people die from injuries, and almost 30 million people are injured seriously enough to go to the emergency room.


Monica Swahn, Ph.D., MPH, is an associate professor in GSU’s Institute of Public Health and the Partnership for Urban Health Research, as well as Associate Dean for Research, College of Health and Human Sciences.  Dr. Swahn studies injury and injury prevention and is one of many GSU faculty who works with and teaches at The Emory Center for Injury Control.  Her main research interests relate to how different forms of violent behaviors are interrelated and how substance use, primarily alcohol, contributes to adverse health outcomes including violent behaviors.

Monica Swahn, PhD, MPH


Some of Dr. Swahn’s recent articles include:

Houry, D, Hankin, A and Swahn, MH The Emory Center for Injury Control: Vision and Priorities for Reducing Violence and Injuries through Interdisciplinary Collaborations.  West J Emerg Med. 2010 August; 11(3): 229–230.

Swahn, MH, Alemdar, M, Whitaker, DJ. Nonreciprocal and Reciprocal Dating Violence and Injury Occurrence among Urban Youth.  West J Emerg Med. 2010 August; 11(3): 264–268.

Swahn MH, Bossarte RM. Assessing and quantifying high risk: comparing risky behaviors by youth in an urban, disadvantaged community with nationally representative youth. Public Health Rep. 2009 Mar-Apr;124(2):224-33.

You can learn more about injury prevention by searching the library catalog at GIL-Find.