To accomplish its mission, the Colorado Injury Control Research Center is arranged into three core areas: Research, Education and Training, and Community Programs. Center Director, Dr. Lorann Stallones is responsible for administration and scientific oversight.
Lorann Stallones, MPH, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University and Director of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Stallones is an epidemiologist and received her training at the University of Texas, School of Public Health, in Houston, Texas. Dr. Stallones’ research interests include agricultural health and safety, occupational epidemiology, rural/urban differences in injury patterns, evaluation of injury prevention programs, and the development of community participatory-based interventions.
Dr. Stallones has served as the Director of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center since its inception in 1995. As Director, Dr. Stallones is responsible for administration and scientific oversight of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center. She also directs the Outreach Core of the CICRC.
Dr. Carolyn DiGuiseppi, MD, MPH is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado at Denver. She is the Deputy Director for the Colorado Injury Control Research Center. She is an epidemiologist in the field of injury prevention and control. As both the current Editor of the Cochrane Injuries Group and a principal investigator for the Colorado Injury Control Research Center, Dr. DiGuiseppi evaluates methodologies to improve the identification of controlled trials for systematic reviews and conducts research to identify effective interventions.
As Deputy Director of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center, her primary role is to foster research of the Center’s mission, to develop capacity for growth in research productivity, and to increase the Center’s network of research collaborators.
Associate Director of Administration and Outreach
Julie Gibbs, B.S., is the Associate Director for Outreach and Administration of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center, at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. She received her B.S. in Social Work and has worked with geriatric and disabled individuals, and the Department of Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University.
As Associate Director for Outreach and Administration her primary role is to coordinate, the community program providing funding to community organizations engaged in injury prevention and control, and provides outreach to under-served populations addressing injury prevention and control in their communities. She serves as administrative assistant to the Director on matters of budget and overall administration of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center.
Jeff Gliner, PhD
As part of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center, I have coordinated the evaluation effort since 1998. I have been the evaluation coordinator or co-coordinator on 11 different projects funded by national, state, local and private foundations. The evaluation of a center grant like the CICRC provides special challenges that are not found in a typical intervention project. There are multiple aims and objectives that need to be evaluated using quantitative and qualitative methodology. Currently I am Emeritus Professor of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University, where I taught for 23 years. I also held a joint appointment in the School of Education. In 2001, I received the award for scholarly excellence from the College of Applied Human Sciences at Colorado State University.
Associate Director of Training and Education
Carol Runyan, PhD
Carol W. Runyan, MPH, PhD is Professor at the Colorado School of Public Health (Epidemiology and Community and Behavioral Health) and at the Colorado School of Medicine (Pediatrics). She directs the Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education and Research Program in collaboration with Colorado Children’s Hospital. Dr. Runyan has led the University of North Carolina, Injury Prevention Research Center and the National Training Initiative for Injury and Violence Prevention and its PREVENT Program – a national practitioner training program. Her doctoral training focused on the intersections of health behavior, injury epidemiology, and social policy. Her research interests are broad and include injuries to young workers workplace violence, residential injury, and violence on college campuses. She participates on numerous grant review committees, advisory boards, and editorial boards.
Associate Director for Dissemination
Thao Le, MPH, PhD
Thao N. Le, PhD, MPH is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She is also the Associate Director for Dissemination for the Colorado Injury Control Research Center. Her research interests include cultural and acculturation factors associated with youth delinquency, as well as mindfulness as a prevention/intervention for maladaptive youth outcomes (delinquency, suicide). As Associate Director for Dissemination for CICRC, her primary role is to develop different strategies to disseminate the research, work, and findings of CICRC to the community and public at large.
Executive Committee of the CICRC
Carolyn DiGuiseppi, MPH, MD
Jeff Gliner, PhD
Julie Gibbs, BSW
Thao Le, MPH, PhD
Lorann Stallones, MPH, PhD
Carol Runyan, PhD
External Advisory Board
“Liz” Gilbert, PhD (Associate Tenured Professor)
Dr. Gilbert joined UNC Faculty in 2008. She is an Associate Professor in Community Health Education in the School of Human Sciences. She has published and presented at numerous regional, national and international conferences on health service delivery to diverse populations, service learning/ civic engagement as a pedagogical strategy and community/campus partnerships. Having taught for 11 years at an institution that is predominately Native American, she has also done numerous visiting lectures at other institutions about Native American health and educational issues. She has worked extensively for many years in the area of incorporating service learning and civic engagement into classroom objectives as a means of deepening student learning and community engagement.
David Hemenway, PhD (Professor)
Dr. Hemenway is the Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center. The injury center is the coordinating center for the National Violent Injury Statistics System whose goal is to help improve available data on suicide and homicide. Dr. Hemenway's research has been in the area of injury prevention. He has investigated issues concerning motor vehicle injuries, fires, falls and fractures, suicides, child abuse, and product safety. Dr. Hemenway is studying the effects of gun carrying; how guns are stored and whether training can improve storage practices; the external costs and benefits of gun ownership; the use of guns in self-defense; gun use among adolescents; guns on college campuses; the relationship between gun prevalence and homicide, suicide and unintentional gun deaths; and the effects of changes in the legal drinking age on youth violence.
Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH (Consultant)
Dr. Hoffman is a graduate of Stanford University, Stanford, California, (1971), has been with the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics here at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center since 1986. He is currently Associate Professor Adjunct. Dr. Hoffman has been a private consultant in epidemiology since 2002. He previously served as the State Epidemiologist (1987-2001) and Chief Medical Officer (1998-2001) for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Rose Alma McDonald, PhD (Consultant)
Dr. McDonald (Katenies) is the owner of the consulting firm Katenies Research and Management Services. As a professional consultant, social reformer, writer and researcher Dr. McDonald is diverse, innovative and professional. She is former Director of Education for the Assembly of First Nations: a position she has held twice since 1987. The AFN is a national First Nations organization that does advocacy in a variety of areas such as treaty rights, environment, disability, education, housing, economic development, health, etc. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and a permanently certified school administrator. As an independent consultant she works from her home First Nation community of Akwesasne. She has worked on a wide variety of projects over the years and has expertise in Aboriginal community and jurisdictional development related issues that include policy development, disability, education, employment and job training, health, economic and business development, recreation, social security reform, justice, youth issues, injury prevention and Aboriginal entrepreneurship.