Emory Center for Injury Control
The Emory Center for Injury Control (ECIC) is a highly engaged, collaborative, multi-institution research center aimed at reducing the burden of violence and unintentional injuries. Although housed within Emory’s School of Medicine, ECIC is jointly supported by Emory University’s School of Public Health and comprised of diverse professionals and disciplines from Emory University, 9 other state universities, public agencies, private organizations, and community stakeholders. This ‘Center without walls or silos’ truly uses a comprehensive approach to build the field of injury prevention and reduce injuries in Georgia by facilitating collaborations, supporting innovative research, training practitioners and researchers, and strengthening the bridge between science and practice. Founded in 1993, the ECIC became a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – funded Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) in 2009, significantly advancing the Center’s work and ability to impact the field of injury control and prevention in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.
ECIC organizes its work and programs into three primary programmatic areas: research; education and training; and community outreach. Each activity area has leadership, a structured committee, and programs in place to address the needs of practitioners, researchers, and students.