Rebecca Cunningham

Interim Vice President Research University of Michigan, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Injury Research Center, University of Michigan

Dr. Cunningham has a distinguished career in researching injury prevention, particularly of youth and young adult populations. Her focus on brief interventions in the emergency room and health systems has included using technology to overcome barriers to reaching youth to prevent substance use and violent injury ( SafERTeens intervention), and longitudinal studies of youth seeking ED care with assault injury ( including firearm injury). She is the PI of the 2017 NICHD funded Firearm-Safety Among Children & Teens Consortium (FACTS). This grant brings together firearm researchers across the country to build capacity in this field by their collective work to: 1) Generate of a research agenda for firearm injury among children; 2) conduct innovative firearm prevention science; 3)create a data repository to enhance analysis and access to firearm data; and to train postdoctoral fellows in the science of firearm injury prevention.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Injury Research Center, University of Michigan