The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center was founded in 1994 as a joint initiative of the state's Dept. for Public Health and the University of Kentucky. Its goal is to reduce the burden of injury across the state.
The 18 KIPRC core staff members include faculty and technical researchers, outreach workers and coordinators, IT and other infrastructure support. Their work is supplemented by a wide network of community, organizational, governmental, and industry partners.
State, university, and federal grant funding has totaled over $15 million in the past 5 years. Our current work focuses on surveillance and data analysis using single and linked data sets; prevention of injuries related to falls, poisonings, fires, motor vehicles, and violence in community and occupational settings; and the development of statewide systems for trauma care.
Terry L. Bunn, Ph.D., will become KIPRC director on April 1, 2010, succeeding Julia F. Costich, J.D., who will remain as associate director after having served as director since May 2003.