SAVIR Leadership

The SAVIR Board of Directors is an elected Board composed of 13 members: four members from the Executive Committee, six members elected by and drawn from the general membership, and the remaining members appointed by the Executive Committee-to consist of one Chair or Co-Chair of the Council of Centers, one transitional representative, one student representative and one member-at-large. Elections are held annually.


The Finance Committee is a committee of the SAVIR Board with the responsiblity for financial oversite.

Committee Charges

  • Oversee SAVIR’s financial planning and budgeting 

  • Monitor that adequate funds are available for SAVIR

  • Safeguard SAVIR’s assets

  • Draft SAVIR’s fiscal policies,

  • Anticipate financial needs, forecast problems

  • Ensure the board receives accurate and complete financial information for review

  • Help the rest of the board understand financial statements and the general financial situation of SAVIR

  • Ensure federal, state, and local reports are filed in a timely manner

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Executive Committee Officers

Laura Schwab-Reese, MA, PhD

Laura Schwab-Reese, MA, PhD

President

Assistant Professor, Purdue University

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Ashley Brooks-Russell, PhD, MPH

Ashley Brooks-Russell, PhD, MPH

President Elect

Director, Injury and Violence Prevention Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Associate Professor in Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health

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Henry Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, MBA

Henry Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, MBA

Past President

Director of the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, as well as research core director and director of international programs and a principal investigator in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s. At The Ohio State University

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Kathleen Carlson, PhD

Kathleen Carlson, PhD

Treasurer

Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Oregon Health and Science University – Portland State University School of Public Health, and Core Investigator with the Health Services Research Center of Innovation at the VA Portland Health Care System

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Christen Rexing, PhD, MPH

Christen Rexing, PhD, MPH

Executive Director

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Board of Directors

Cassandra Crifasi, PhD, MPH

Cassandra Crifasi, PhD, MPH

Member

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Co-Director of the Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy and core faculty member in the Center for Injury Research and Policy.

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Terri deRoon-Cassini, MS, PhD

Terri deRoon-Cassini, MS, PhD

Co-Chair, Council of Centers

Executive Director of the Comprehensive Injury Center at MCW
Associate Professor in the Division of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery, in the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin

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Shannon Guillot-Wright, PhD

Shannon Guillot-Wright, PhD

Member

Sam and Elizabeth Nixon Professor of Family Medicine, Vice Chair of Research and Health Policy, Department of Family Medicine, Director, Health Policy Research, Center for Violence Prevention, University of Texas Medical Branch

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Beth Moracco, PhD, MPH

Beth Moracco, PhD, MPH

Member at Large

Interim Director, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center Faculty Chair, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Associate Professor of Health Behavior

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Sara F. Jacoby, PhD, MPH, MSN, FAAN

Sara F. Jacoby, PhD, MPH, MSN, FAAN

Member

Assistant Professor in the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Assistant Professor, Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine.

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Rebecca Naumann, PhD

Rebecca Naumann, PhD

Member

Associate Professor, Epidemiology Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Shabbar Ranapurwala, PhD, MPH, BHMS

Shabbar Ranapurwala, PhD, MPH, BHMS

Member

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at UNC Chapel Hill
core faculty at UNC Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC)
Senior Research Scholar at Child Trends
Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa Department of Epidemiology

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Sara Solomon, MPH

Sara Solomon, MPH

Member

Deputy Director University of Pennsylvania, Penn Injury Science Center

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Hannah Rochford, MPH

Hannah Rochford, MPH

Transitional Representative

University of Iowa College of Public Health

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Amelia Noor-Oshiro, MPH

Amelia Noor-Oshiro, MPH

Student Representative

PhD Candidate, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

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Council of Past Presidents of SAVIR

The Council of Past Presidents of SAVIR was formed in the fall of 2022 with the intent of drawing on the expertise of former leaders in helping the organization appreciate and learn from its history and by bringing perspectives of former leaders as SAVIR considers new directions and addresses new challenges.

Responsibilities:

  • Annually nominate and select SAVIR Presidential Awardee to recognize distinguished achievements in advancing violence and injury research and prevention in the United States and around the world.

  • Respond to requests from the Executive Committee for insights on new ideas, directions and challenges as the organization moves forward

In addition, the Council will assist the leadership of SAVIR in assuring that records of SAVIR’s history and key developments are maintained.

Members:

RunyanThese prior Presidents have agreed to serve on the Council as of November 2022.

Charles Branas, Carri Casteel, Theresa Cruz,  Shannon Frattaroli, Linda Degutis,  Andrea Geilen, Steve Hargarten, Bernadette Hohl, Debra Houry, Michael Mello, Corinne Peek-Asa, Frederick Rivara,  Carol Runyan, Douglas Wiebe.

The chair of the Council is chosen by Council members and approved by the SAVIR President.  The inaugural chair is:  Carol W. Runyan, MPH, PhD, (President of SAVIR, 2018-2019). 

Past Presidents

Past Treasurers

Henry Xiang (2022-2023)

Bernadette Hohl (2021-2022)

Theresa Cruz (2020-2021)

Linda Degutis (2019-20)

Carol Runyan (2018-19)

Shannon Frattaroli (2017-18)

Cari Casteel (2016-17)

Doug Wiebe (2015-16)

Deb Houry (2014)

Frederick Rivara, MD, MPH (2013-14)

Richard Sattin, MD (2012-13)

Andrea Gielen, ScD, ScM (2011-12)

Michael J. Mello, MD, MPH, FACEP (2010-11)

Corinne Peek-Asa, PhD (2009-10)

Charles Branas, PhD (2008-09)

Hank Weiss, PhD (2007-08)

Steve Hargarten, MD (2005-07)

Shankar Viswanathan, DrPH, MSc (2019-2021)

Ginger Yang, PhD, MPH (2019016-2019)

Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN (2013-16)

Deb Houry (2012)

Michael Yonas DrPH (2010-2011)

Charlie Branas, PhD (2009)

Jim Helmkamp, PhD (2005 - 2008)