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)

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

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders among Older Adults with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
(2022 Dec)
J Intensive Care Med 37(12): 1641-1647
Hatfield J, Fah M, Girden A, Mills B, Ohnuma T, Haines K, Cobert J, Komisarow J, Williamson T, Bartz R, Vavilala M, Raghunathan K, Tobalske A, Ward J, Krishnamoorthy V

A Clinician's Guide to Conducting Research on Causal Effects.
(2022 Oct)
J Surg Res 278(): 155-160
Lyons VH, Robinson JR, Mills B, Killien EY, Mooney SJ

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