Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson Center for Injury Research & Prevention (JCIRP)
A collaborative effort of the Departments of Surgery and Emergency Medicine


The Jefferson Center for Injury Research and Prevention (JCIRP) is modelled after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the lead agency for our country in addressing the societal burden of injury. The Center was formed with the intent of establishing a national center of expertise in the field of Injury Prevention and Control. The core mission of the center is committed to addressing the challenges enumerated in the published CDC Injury Research Agenda for 2009-2018 and the Pennsylvania Injury Prevention and Control Plan.

JCIRP fosters interdisciplinary collaboration that crosses campus and community borders ultimately to save lives and reduce disability. As an umbrella organization with substantive expertise in applied public health research with immediate access to the countless interdisciplinary resources of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, the Center studies unintentional and intentional injury in society utilizing public health problem solving methodologies. In so doing evidenced-based strategies are formulated based on sound scientific method and clinical expertise. These strategies are implemented and their outcomes measured. Those strategies demonstrated to save life and reduce disability are intended for replication regionally, nationally and globally.

Projects & Collaborations

Projects and collaborations explore the causes of unintentional and intentional injury in society. 


Our Team

Learn about the faculty and staff involved in JCIRP.


Contact Us

Jefferson Center for Injury Research & Prevention
Stanton B. Miller, MD, MPH
Executive Director

1100 Walnut Street
MOB Suite 702
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-1016
(215) 923-7957 fax