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)

Race, structural racism and racial disparities in firearm homicide victimisation.
(2022 Dec 23)
Inj Prev
Conrick KM, Adhia A, Ellyson A, Haviland MJ, Lyons VH, Mills B, Rowhani-Rahbar A

The Pediatric Guideline Adherence and Outcomes (PEGASUS Argentina) program in severe traumatic brain injury: study protocol adaptations during the COVID-19 pandemic for a multisite implementation-effectiveness cluster randomized controlled trial.
(2022 Dec 5)
Trials 23(1): 980
Velonjara J, Mills B, Lujan S, Petroni G, Bell MJ, Guadagnoli N, Mock C, Hughes JP, Vavilala MS, Rowhani-Rahbar A, PEGASUS Argentina Study Group

King-Devick testing and concussion recovery time in collegiate athletes.
(2022 Nov)
J Sci Med Sport 25(11): 930-934
Whelan BM, Gause EL, Ortega JD, Mills BM, Schmidt JD, Kaminski TW, Buckley TA, Breedlove KM, Kontos AP, Clugston JR, Goldman JT, Harmon KG, McCrea MA, McAllister TW, Broglio SP, Chrisman SPD

Association of concussion with high school academic standing: sex, school grade and race as stratifiers.
(2022 Oct)
Inj Prev 28(5): 476-479
Takagi-Stewart J, Qiu Q, Mills B, Avery AD, Muma A, Vavilala MS

National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Funding and All-Cause In-Hospital Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Mortality.
(2022 Jul)
Cureus 14(7): e27228
Alinani A, Mills B, Gause E, Vavilala MS, Lele AV

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