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Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER)

The Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER) is a collaborative initiative of the Colorado School of Public Health, the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Children’s Hospital Colorado. PIPER links research, training and practice to prevent injury in Colorado, nationally and around the world. Join our mailing list to stay informed on PIPER activities.







Latest News

PIPER Annual Report Now Available
View the 2015 PIPER Annual Report to learn more about our program's activities, affiliated research projects, publications, events and more!
New Webinar -- "Moving Mountains: How you can save lives through child injury and violence prevention"
On March 17, Carol Runyan, PhD, MPH, presented a one-hour webinar for local child fatality prevention teams in Colorado on effective strategies for reducing child deaths in Colorado communities. The webinar was recorded and can be viewed by clicking here.

Congratulations to the Student Paper Prize Awardees! 

Two University of Colorado students were awarded the inaugural Injury and Violence Student Paper Prize in October 2015.  Dustin Currie, MPH, a doctoral student in epidemiology in the Colorado School of Public Health, and William Brandenburg, a medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, were chosen as winners of the paper prize.​  Learn more about the winners here​


PIPER Faculty Member Emmy Betz Featured at TedxMileHigh
How can we support and protect people we love with the going gets rough? In this inspiring talk, injury prevention expert Emmy Betz shares her experience at the nexus of conversations about trauma, guns and suicide.​ View the talk here​

PIPER Announces New Name
In recognition of PIPER’s growth from a focus on pediatric populations to preventing injuries across the lifespan, we are becoming the Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research --- still referred to as “PIPER” for short. Work related to children and adolescents remains a core part of our efforts, alongside exciting initiatives on topics such as preventing falls, ensuring the safety of older drivers, and reducing suicide across the lifespan. The new name more accurately reflects the range of projects underway to prevent injuries and violence in all age groups. If you have any questions about the new name, contact Sara Brandspigel, program manager, at

PIPER 2014 Annual Report Released
We inv​ite you to take a look at our PIPER 2014 Annual Report, where you'll learn more about our continuing accomplishments to form a cohesive program and efforts to realize our mission: To drive evidence-based practice through discovery, translation, and workforce development. Download the PDF here.

Curious about marijuana and traffic safety?
Watch PIPER faculty member Ashley Brooks-Russell, MPH, PhD, discuss the scientific evidence on marijuana-impaired driving in this video. Dr. Brooks-Russell's presentation was part of a March 7, 2014 event, "Marijuana and Public Health Symposium: The evidence base for health protection in Colorado." Other videos on topics including mental health and avoiding unintentional exposure are available online.

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