Brianna Mills

Clinical Assistant Professor, Epidemiology



PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2017
MA Anthropology, Brandeis University, 2009
BA Anthropology, Theatre, University of British Columbia (Canada), 2006



Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center
325 9th Ave
Box 359960
Seattle, WA 98104


Dr. Mills is an injury epidemiologist and Research Scientist at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center. Her research interests span multiple forms of injury, primarily involving spatial and individual-level risk factors for, and the interrelationships between, multiple types of violence. As Associate Director of the Research Core, Dr. Mills collaborates with clinical, public health, and community partners to design and conduct rigorous and applicable injury research. As a member of the Firearm Injury and Policy Research Program at HIPRC, her work focuses on novel and efficient uses of administrative data, including enhancing the accuracy of firearm-related data sources. Her work is explicitly translational and involves close collaboration with cross-disciplinary practitioners, informed by her background in qualitative anthropology, public health evaluation, and demography.

Research Interests

  • Injury and violence
  • Firearm injury
  • Administrative data
  • Health disparities

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Utilization of Brain Tissue Oxygenation Monitoring and Association with Mortality Following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
(2021 Nov 29)
Neurocrit Care
Komisarow JM, Toro C, Curley J, Mills B, Cho C, Simo GM, Vavilala MS, Laskowitz DT, James ML, Mathew JP, Hernandez A, Sampson J, Ohnuma T, Krishnamoorthy V

Firearm Suicide Among Persons With Terminal Illness.
(2021 Nov 11)
J Pain Symptom Manage
Prater LC, Mills B, Bowen AG, Rooney L, Cheung A, Betz ME, Rowhani-Rahbar A

Firearm ownership and access to healthcare in the U.S.: A cross-sectional analysis of six states.
(2021 Dec)
Prev Med 153(): 106830
Roy Paladhi U, Dalve KN, Gurrey SO, Hawes SE, Mills B

Prehospital tourniquet use: An evaluation of community application and outcome.
(2021 Jun 1)
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 90(6): 1040-1047
Barnard LM, Guan S, Zarmer L, Mills B, Blackwood J, Bulger E, Yang BY, Johnston P, Vavilala MS, Sayre MR, Rea TD, Murphy DL

Neighborhood disadvantage and firearm injury: does shooting location matter?
(2021 Mar 8)
Inj Epidemiol 8(1): 10
Dalve K, Gause E, Mills B, Floyd AS, Rivara FP, Rowhani-Rahbar A

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