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)

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders among Older Adults with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
(2022 May 22)
J Intensive Care Med
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 May 19)
J Surg Res 278(): 155-160
Lyons VH, Robinson JR, Mills B, Killien EY, Mooney SJ

Improving Data Collection and Abstraction to Assess Health Equity in Trauma Care.
(2022 Mar 9)
J Med Syst 46(4): 21
Conrick KM, Mills B, Mohamed K, Bulger EM, Arbabi S, Vil CS, Dotolo D, Solano E, Vavilala MS, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Moore M

Utilization of Brain Tissue Oxygenation Monitoring and Association with Mortality Following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
(2022 Apr)
Neurocrit Care 36(2): 350-356
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.
(2022 Feb)
J Pain Symptom Manage 63(2): e260-e263
Prater LC, Mills B, Bowen AG, Rooney L, Cheung A, Betz ME, Rowhani-Rahbar A

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