Injury Control COBRE

About the Injury Control COBRE

Injury occurrence is typically thought of as “bad luck” or fatalistic; however, over the last fifty years the field of injury control science has grown to demonstrate that injuries can be controlled.

Many injuries can be prevented through behavioral interventions, engineering strategies, dissemination of education, and policy implementation.


The Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) Injury Control COBRE supports the development of independent researchers to lead rigorous, innovative injury control research that changes practice and improves health. Through the Injury Control COBRE we will see the development researchers and a research infrastructure that examines the entire spectrum of injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation with individuals across the lifecycle (youth, emerging adults, and older adults) covering a range of injury topics.