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 (she/her/hers) is an injury epidemiologist and Senior Research Scientist at Amazon. Her research interests are in the broad application of epi methods, with a special focus on multiple forms of injury, primarily involving spatial and individual-level risk factors for, and the interrelationships between, multiple types of violence. As a researcher scientist at Amazon, Dr. Mills designs pragmatic studies and pilot interventions to improve the work experience of Amazon employees. In both injury epi and her employee experience research, her work focuses on novel and efficient uses of administrative data. Her work is explicitly translational and mixed method, informed by her background in qualitative anthropology, public health evaluation, and demography.

Research Interests

  • Mixed methods
  • DEI
  • Injury & violence
  • Alt-ac methods applications

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Identifying Common Data Elements to Achieve Injury-related Health Equity Across the Lifespan: A Consensus-Driven Approach.
Health Equity 8(1): 249-253
Conrick KM, Mills B, Fuentes M, Graves JM, St Vil C, Vavilala MS, Bulger EM, Arbabi S, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Moore M

Engagement with Preventive Health Behaviors and Safe Firearm Storage Practices Using the 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
(2024 Feb)
Am J Health Promot 38(2): 167-176
Asa N, Buchbinder SA, Bonnell T, Mills B, Littman A

Disparities in Misclassification of Race and Ethnicity in Electronic Medical Records Among Patients with Traumatic Injury.
(2023 Sep 13)
J Racial Ethn Health Disparities
Conrick KM, Mills B, Schreuder AB, Wardak W, Vil CS, Dotolo D, Bulger EM, Arbabi S, Vavilala MS, Moore M, Rowhani-Rahbar A

Centering patient perspectives to achieve injury-related health equity in trauma care systems: Improving trauma registry data.
(2023 Sep)
Injury 54(9): 110847
Conrick KM, Mills B, St Vil C, Dotolo D, Solano E, Bulger EM, Arbabi S, Herrenkohl M, Vavilala MS, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Moore M

Return-to-learn after concussion in Washington state public high schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(2023 Jun)
Concussion 8(2): CNC103
Deshpande SJ, Avery A, Takagi-Stewart J, Mills B, Qiu Q, Vavilala MS

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